For Net Surfers Who Want To Power Up Now

Crawling around the World Wide Web with a 14.4-kilobit-per-second modem can seem like cruising the freeway on a tricycle. You can check out nifty sites and sounds, all right, provided you haven't died of boredom first. Graduating to a state-of-the-art--and at $200, affordable--28.8-kbps modem surely helps, but you still may get the feeling that the Internet is passing you by.

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