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Slow download speed of static assets

Hello all,

I recently switched from GitHub pages to Netlify and like it so far. The only problem I am facing in my site is that the download speed of static assets is quite slow in comparison.

I have a WebAssembly port of my GBA emulator here:

You can click “Load demo” which downloads a 5MB demo ROM and that takes about 10 seconds on my gigabit connection, which is unacceptable. I also tested it from other computers, networks and devices but the slow download remains.

Does anymore have a similar problem?

That’s your problem right there. Netlify CDN cuts off right around 5mb, so your asset is not loading via the CDN. If you read the docs, you’ll see that the Netlify system is not designed to deliver huge files like this.