FAQ - High Speed Service
How does the High Speed work?
It's the high-speed surfing solution with the convenience of dial-up for people who want:
Is High Speed available for me?
powrup.net High Speed is available in all locations we offer regular dial-up. To find out if its available in your area, please visit our access numbers list.
What type of speed should I expect?
You should expect to see an increase when you are surfing the web. Most users experience an increase of about 2.5 to 3.5x to most websites. This means that web pages load as is you are connecting at 150k speeds. The exact amount of acceleration can vary but with powrup.net High Speed you will notice a significantly faster experience when you visit Web sites, read your e-mail on the Web, and perform many other Web-based activities.
What does High Speed Accelerate / Not Accelerate?
High Speed will not speed up delivery of downloads, https (secure) pages, or streaming media. But it will speed up visits and page load times to 99% of the websites including the likes of espn, cnn, powrup.net, and other popular websites.
I usually connect at 45k, what will I connect at with High Speed?
You will still connect at your normal speed approximately (33k to 52k). What happens is that when you visit a website that website is compressed before it arrives to your computer, thus not as much data needs to be sent to you. This makes it so the page loads faster.
Does it require a special modem?
High speed does not require any special equipment. It works over your existing dial-up account with powrup.net and your existing phone line.
Will high speed run on a network (LAN)
High speed will not work on mulitple computers at one time. It will only work on the main computer that is dialed up to the internet.
What are the minimum requirements for using the software?
Minimum Hardware / Software
What are the costs for High Speed?
powrup.net High Speed service costs just $ 4.00 more than Regular service. It is just $ 16.95 a month. No setup fees required.
What if I'm not happy with powrup.net High Speed?
If you are not happy with powrup.net High Speed, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will downgrade you to powrup.net Regular free of charge.