For only $2 more per month, you can add High-Speed
dial-up to your account. This enhancement allows you to accelerate
your dial-up experience up to 7 times faster than regular dial-up!
It's easy to add. All you have to do is sign-up for
the service through our sign-up form and install the very small accelerator program on
your computer. You use the program to set your preferences on the
This feature accelerates most web page text/html and graphics
when compared to standard Dial-Up Internet Services but actual results may vary.
This is because some web pages, such as secure or encrypted web pages, will not
be accelerated. Transmission of files, without limitation to the
following, will not or can not be accelerated: MP3s and other Music Files
(.wma, .wav, etc.), Executable Files and Encrypted Files.
Net Vista High-Speed Dial-Up is not a broadband service and
therefore actual data transmission rates are not faster than standard Dial-Up
Internet Services. The speed improvements are based on the compression of
the data being transmitted. So instead of downloading a 10 kilobyte web
page, it would be compressed so that the data actually being transferred over
the line is just 1 or 2 kilobytes, resulting in a net speed increase of 5-10
times. Of course, most web pages are a mix of pictures and text, so the
net speed increase is usually limited to 5-7 times the performance of regular
Net Vista High-Speed Dial-Up may not be compatible with proxy
based software or services such as content filters or firewalls though our
testing turned up no major issues with a number of popular products.
Net Vista High-Speed is available for both Windows and