Nice but No Substitute for ‘Always On’ Broadband

It’s possible to download Web pages as fast over a dial-up connection as over broadband. Really.
No violation of the laws of physics is involved, just some clever optimization of old-fashioned modem connections. This “dial-up acceleration” or “Web acceleration” builds some shortcuts into the path data travel on the Internet, allowing the Web to wend its way to your screen faster than usual. (full story)

My spin: Read an account of how dial-up Web acceleration works for this WP writer. It’s does work – but with some drawbacks.