Global Internet Speedup (Google, OpenDNS) reroutes DNS queries
Did your morning surf seem a bit faster? If so, thank Google and OpenDNS, the two main groups behind the free Global Internet Speedup project. With a tweak to how the Domain Name Service processes queries, content should be delivered by servers closer to you than in the past.
Check out details at A Faster Internet, but you will have to change your DNS settings in your client operating system or router. Doing so will allow Google and OpenDNS to better guess your geographic location, and send your traffic to a closer content server for faster response. After all, milliseconds add up when you're waiting for that next cat video on YouTube. Better to get the video from your city rather than 5,000 miles away.
Your particular IP address is not defined, so no one will know about your cat video fetish. No more information than is already sent in your HTTP request will be transmitted. If you're curious, register with OpenDNS or change your Preferred DNS Server settings to 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52 to connect to Google's public DNS servers. Keep track of your old DNS settings in case something goes wrong. Yes, it's all free.