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MAIN MegaSpeed

Give your MAIN connection MegaSpeed!

Increase your Web surfing speed without breaking the bank - with MAIN MegaSpeed! If most of your Internet use consists of Web browsing and email, there's no need to spend $30, $40 or more each month for broadband from a giant telephone or cable company. MAIN MegaSpeed will speed you along up to five times faster than traditional dialup service - for just $25 per year!

MegaSpeed works by compressing the information that is being downloaded to your computer from the Internet, reducing the amount of time you'll have to wait for the transfer to finish. It works on both Web page text and graphics, as well as on your email downloads. (Note - it does not affect the speed of file downloads over FTP or file sharing programs, streaming audio or video, transfers from secure Web sites, or the time it takes to dial in and connect.)

MegaSpeed also speeds up your surfing by giving you the option of eliminating annoying pop-up ads! These floating advertisements are all over the Web, taking up your system resources and forcing you to spend time downloading and closing them. With MegaSpeed - no more! Pop-up blocking is an automatic service included with the MegaSpeed accelerator (though you will be able to disable it if you choose).

Our MegaSpeed service is available for both Macintosh OS X and Windows computers. To add the MegaSpeed accelerator to your MAIN account, just send an email to accounts@main.nc.us with your request. Performance may be affected by your phone line quality and computer setup, but if you are not satisfied with the service, let us know within 14 days and we'll refund your MegaSpeed fee. For more information about the service, please refer to the user guides for your computer below.

When your MegaSpeed is activated, you'll receive set-up instructions. The service is designed to be user-friendly, so you may not need to read any of the detailed instructions below. If you find yourself having trouble, though, please check this documentation and if it does not answer your question, then call our Help Desk toll-free at (866)435-7517 (or 255-0282 in Buncombe County).

MegaSpeed Instructions and Information