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jrk's aria2 example is incorrect. -s specifies the global connection limit; the per-host connection limit is specified with -x.
Requires aria2c but could just as easily wget or anything else.
A great way to build up a nice font collection for Gimp without having to waste a lot of time. :-)
`aria2c` (from the aria2 project) allows. Change -s 4 to an arbitrary number of segments to control the number of concurrent connections. It is also possible to provide multiple URLs to the same content (potentially over multiple protocols) to download the file concurrently from multiple hosts.