Boreal Web Accelerator
Use the following links to get information and help on using the
Boreal Web Accelerator.
- What is it?
The Boreal Web Accelerator is a software application that allows you
to surf the web up to 7 times faster. It requires no special hardware and
will work on a PC or Mac. As a bonus, the software includes pop-up blockers
and ad blockers.
- What will be accelerated?
The Boreal Web Accelerator will not change your modem's connect speed, but
it will significantly speed up web page access by compressing
text and images. It can also be configured to speed up outgoing email (SMTP) and
FTP file transfers (in passive mode).
The Boreal Web Accelerator will NOT speed up secure (https) transactions,
incoming (POP3) mail, non-FTP file
downloads such as music and file-sharing applications (ex. Napster, BitTorrent,
Kazaa, Gnutella, etc.), online gaming or web streaming of audio or video media.
- Who should use it?
The Boreal Web Accelerator is designed for people who have an Internet connection
slower than 384K. Specifically Boreal dial-up customers, Waverider customers,
and 256K Line-of-sight customers will see a significant speed increase by
using the Web Accelerator. However, if you're using the Wifi or Mesh
system, you probably won't gain anything with the Web Accelerator.
- How much does it cost?
- Boreal Members: Boreal Members get a 15-day
free trial of the Web Accelerator. If you decide to keep using the
software after 15 days, the fee is $1.95/month. This fee will
be added to your regular Boreal bill.
- Non-Members: Non-members may use the Web Accelerator
- How do I sign up?
- How do I get help with the system?
The links below provide detailed information on how to use the system:
- I decided I don't want the service. How do I cancel it?
- Boreal Members: Click Here
- Non-Members: Please call the Boreal office at 218-387-9471.