If you've had high-speed Internet for a while, you should call your Cable or DSL provider and ask about upgrading.
We've been paying for Verizon 1.5MBit DSL service for a couple of years, and a couple of years is a long time in the technology world. So I emailed Verizon, they eventually emailed back and told me to call them, I call and get lost in their robot phone system but persist and eventually get a very nice and efficient customer service person who switches me to a 7MBit plan that costs only $1 more per month. With a special offer of "first six months only $30/month".
So starting Friday I'll be blogging four times as fast!
Unless Verizon screws something up and I can't get on the Internet at all. Nah, that'd never happen...