I've been trying to download "Born to Fire" myself and have been getting this error.
However, with some diligent research and poking around on my computer I discovered that what is really going on is that the installer is having issues attempting to download the akami distribution client.
I extracted the failed url from the log file on my computer and told my browser to download the client directly and then installed the client, agreeing to everything as usual.
Then I restarted my original game installer and you know what, it is now downloading, I have officially gotten past the "Can not install Akamai" error. And without all that other hoopla about going to the control panel and checking the firewall and messing with program properties etc.
And before I forget here is the link: