RCN gives dial-up a booster shot

Sun, 10/05/2003 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

A week after raising the download cap of its high-end cable modem service tier to 5 Mbps, overbuilder RCN Corp. made it clear that it won't leave its dial-up subs in the lurch.

Instead, RCN turned on a new "Dial-Up Accelerator" service that's designed to speed up Web surfing and e-mail retrieval by up to five times faster than traditional dial-up speeds. RCN is offering the enhancement to customers for no additional charge.

The proprietary compression technology, licensed from SlipStream Data Inc., uses "lossless" compression for text data and "lossy" technology for images.


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