WHEN IN LONDON, my 3G office has failed to deliver the same speeds as I got in Ireland. Speed is the most important aspect when reading large number of web sites through news aggregators. I read with Google Reader, with Bloglines and with FreeNews. On my 3G laptop, when speeds dip to GPRS levels, Bloglines and Google Reader are too slow. That's partially because I have more than 1000 feeds registered with each of the main services used to trawl web sites. I also use Fastladder (albeit for fewer feeds) and now in London at reduced network speeds, it's obvious that FastLadder is snappier than anything else I'm using. It boots faster into the XML feeeds, pre-fetches quicker and is smoother with keystroke commands. Recommended, if you don't mind losing some of the Google Reader command set.