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The Road Fast Traveled Tired of being in the Information Superhighway's slow lane? Here's how to change gears.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Don't touch that dial-up. You don't need it. We meanit-hands off. This isn't about sending e-mails to Grandma orstocking up at the Target.com online clearance-you're startinga business. You've probably already figured out that 56 Kbpsmight as well be two cans tied together with a string for all thegood it'll do you. When it comes to Internet access for yourgrowing Web business, the parable of the tortoise and the hare justdoesn't apply. You want the fastest rabbit you can get yourhands on.

Even if you're hosting your Web site on somebody else'sservers, where it can benefit from their high-speed connection,your office needs speed, too. You need to conduct regular checkupson your site, send in updates, upload and download, and handle allthat office e-mail. So when it comes to bandwidth, would you ratherhave a Yugo or a Ferrari? That's right-take the Ferrari.

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