The server has been reconfigured to use HTTP fast downloading. So downloading maps will be MUCH faster now. (Thanks to Josh for helping set this up).
Some optimizations have been made to the server with Broadband players in mind. Please set you value for "rate" to at least "10240" in your console for ideal performance. Lower values and players on 56k will experience lag with more then 8 players on the server.
7 of new maps have been added to the server. Most notably dm_np_refinery_b2.