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Propel Accelerator Dial-Up Service

Propel is included with our annual dialup service!
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Propel Accelerator - FAQ's

What is Propel Accelerator?

It's one of the fastest Web Accelerators on the internet!

If you surf the Internet using a dial-up connection, you are painfully aware of how slow Web pages load. Propel Accelerator is a subscription-based service that works with your existing Internet Service Provider (ISP) dial-up connection, allowing you to dramatically increase your surfing speed. Pages that previously took almost 30 sec. to load, can now be viewed in less than 7 sec., on average, and sometimes even faster.

Propel Accelerator is the next best thing to DSL, at a fraction of the price. Unlike costly and limited-availability broadband solutions, Propel Accelerator:

  • Requires NO new hardware.
  • Is easy to install -- a few clicks will download it to your PC!
  • Works seamlessly with your existing software.

How does it work?

Propel Accelerator is designed to provide maximum acceleration for the Web sites you visit regularly.

So, the more you surf, the faster your favorite pages will load!

Specifically, Propel Accelerator speeds up the delivery of Web pages four ways:

  • Compression. Propel Accelerator delivers text and graphics more efficiently, using a proprietary compression technology that significantly reduces the size of Web pages and page elements sent to your browser

  • Caching. Propel Accelerator improves upon your browser's caching ability. Propel intelligently retains and reuses Web pages and page elements that have previously been sent to your PC. That's why the longer Propel Accelerator is in use on your PC, the faster your Web pages will load.

  • Persistent Connections. Propel Accelerator uses proprietary techniques to carefully manage and optimize the communication between your modem and our network of servers through a persistent connection. This eliminates the time wasted re-establishing and closing TCP/IP connections.

  • Optional Content Filtering. Propel Accelerator lets you block unsolicited content, such as pop-up ads and in page ads, which contributes to long wait times.

How fast is it?

With Propel Accelerator, Web pages load an average of 3 to 5 times faster. The more regularly you visit specific Web sites, the better the performance you will receive.

Here is an example of tests we ran with and without Propel Accelerator.

Popular Web Sites *Before Propel® *With Propel How much Faster with Propel?
Ebay 11.65 sec. 2.97 sec. 3.92 X faster!
USA Today 32.43 sec. 3.77 sec. 8.60 X faster! 30.56 sec. 5.01 sec. 6.10 X faster! 11.74 sec. 3.04 sec. 3.86 X faster!
CNN 11.68 sec. 2.26 sec. 5.17 X faster!

* Average time calculated based on loading the home page. First time visit to a Web page loads on average 2 times faster. Subsequent visits to the page load, on average, 3 times faster.

What gets accelerated?

Most Web content will be accelerated, but there are certain exceptions:

  What will be accelerated...
All text - HTML, markup, and javascript
Most graphics & photos - including jpeg and gif images
Most banner ads - including animated gif images and Macromedia Flash content
All browser-based emails
All emails that contain images - even when read in a dedicated email program
MP3 files, executables & other files - when downloaded from within your web browser (depending on the quality of your connection).
  What will not be accelerated...
Streaming media, and audio and video files
Secure pages, such as those used for online banking and credit card forms and pages accessed over VPN
Files downloaded outside your browser using ftp

How do I order Propel Accelerator?

Call 1-888-312-1211 and someone will answer questions about pricing and help with setup and installation.

How do I download and install Propel Accelerator?

Windows Users
Click here for installations instructions.
Click here to begin your download.
(If you get a 'Page Cannot be Displayed' error it means there are too many users attempting to download the file at one time. Either use the link below or try again later.)
Mac Users
Click here for installations instructions.
Click here to begin your download.
Requires Mac OS 10.2 or higher to install the Propel accelerator.