Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Enhance Your Internet Speed

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Enhance Your Internet Speed

Article excerpt

Q. I live in an area that lacks access to cable or DSI, service. As a result I'm limited to a dial-up telephone line for an Internet connection. And, of course, that means my transmission speeds are frustratingly slow. Is there something I can do to speed up that snail's pace connection?

A. There are at least three things you can do. The most expensive--and the most effective of the three--is to engage a satellite service, which requires the installation of a roof-top disk antenna. While its monthly charge is about the same as the one for cable and DSL, the initial cost of the equipment and installation can be as high as $1,000. Also, heavy rain of snow can interfere with the satellite link, interrupting service.

A relatively new option--one that I've been using quite successfully this year since I, too, live in a rural location without cable or DSL access--is to subscribe to an accelerator service. …

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