[access-uk] Re: ONSPEED QUERY

  • From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 21:58:44 +0100

Hi Ian.
This works by installing software at your end which compresses the data
that goes out over the Internet, and then sends it to a decompression
server which will then forward it to its destination.  It also uses a
web proxy somewhere, I think.
I personally don't feel you would get much benefit from this, and feel
it would cause more problems than it would solve.  If they offer a free
trial, it may be worth trying it under your setup, to see if it really
is worth the money for it - I have seen some people who use it, and some
who don't like it.  
Thats all I really know about it.


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ian Macrae
Sent: 09 June 2005 09:31
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] ONSPEED QUERY

Hi all, 

Because of NTL arrangements in our area, we're still on clunky old
dial-up at home.  My wife received an email promoting something called
Onspeed.  Here's part of what it said.

OnSpeed is the solution for millions of internet users who are
frustrated by having a slow internet connection. It's a quick, easy
software download, which

speeds up all dial-up internet connections by up to 5 times, putting it
well within broadband territory. And if you've got broadband, you can
expect pages

to download 3 times faster with OnSpeed. 

Has anyone any view on or experience of this either in terms of its
likely benefits or otherwise or its accessibility/usability with JFW?

Cheers now. 



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