I actually veiw websites pretty quick. Unless there are a ton of pictures web surfing is pretty quick, but you are right, downloading is very slow, thats the main reason I go to town for downloads. Its free to use their internet. I only pay $9 a month for my dialup at home.
I would get better if I could though. If we had DSL out here I wold get it in a heartbeat. We dont even have basic cable out here.