How Can I Get Faster Internet Access in the Country?

By Heather Topham Wood

If you live in a rural area, then you may only have access to slow Internet connections. A slow Internet connection can make certain online tasks, such as file downloads, online streaming and webpage navigation, time consuming. In more densely populated areas, Internet service is faster due to the Internet service provider's ability to make a higher profit. However, there are ways you can get faster Internet access that don't involve moving to a different area.

Things You'll Need

  • Satellite ISP
  • Internet boost software
  • Download accelerator

Step 1

Run some basic computer maintenance before you begin to browse services that can increase your Internet speed in the country. If you are using Windows, run the Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup under "System Tools." Make sure you run a virus and spyware scan as well with a current antivirus program to remove any files that could be slowing down your Internet connection. Close all other programs before you go online to see if this improves speeds.

Step 2

Consider satellite Internet service. This type of high-speed Internet uses a satellite dish to provide Internet accessibility to customers, especially those in the country. An example of a satellite ISP you can use is Wild Blue Satellite.

Step 3

Install Internet boost software on your computer. If you live in the country, you may need to give your computer a little bit of an extra boost to connect to the Internet faster. As an example, you can download Full Speed software for free online.

Step 4

Enable a download accelerator. Download speeds are typically extremely slow in rural areas. A download accelerator application may help stop file breaks, reconnection issues and slow file delivery. You can try out SpeedBit to see if it increases your Internet speed.