While there are many things that can cause internet slow-down, libraries have several options in combating ill-wanted content and optimizing their patrons’ web-browsing experience. First, by updating their web browsers to the latest release (Midwest Tape's Website Developing beyond the Capabilities of IE6), libraries can help protect their computers and their networks from resource-hogging malware. Second, libraries can regulate bandwidth to streaming media sites or use third-part software to block certain content all together.
How is your library addressing issues with connectivity speed, malware, and undesirable web content? Share your experiences here as comments.