The answer, my friends, is a service that processes 2% of the Internet’s traffic on any given day.
It’s called OpenDNS.
I use OpenDNS for both web filtering AND making the internet faster.
For the speed, read this from the OpenDNS web site:
OpenDNS’s 12 global data centers are strategically located at the most well-connected intersections of the Internet. Unlike other providers, OpenDNS’s network uses sophisticated Anycast routing technology, which means no matter where you are in the world, your DNS requests are answered by the datacenter closest to you. Combined with the largest DNS caches in the industry, OpenDNS provides you with DNS responses faster than anyone else.
Try it out and you will notice the change in speed for your internet.
But I first found OpenDNS when I was looking for a web filtering solution at home that did not require me to input filtering settings on every computer and mobile device that entered my home. OpenDNS operates at the router level, meaning anyone accessing your internet connection from their computer or device is automatically subject to the filtering settings you deploy in your account.
It’s, like, totally awesome. Just ask the folks at LifeHacker.