the USA server is hard coded into Whonix. If debian could successfully provide a mirror, we could use local.debian.org instead of us.debian.org. You'd think this would be easy...
Tails has attempted to use debian's previous geo mirror CDN service thingies, but could not get it work. See: https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/9235
I've asked them to try again with debian's latest version:
And we should look into it for Whonix 15.
use https by default