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you see diane, you have to modify the hosts. file (see the link Pada gave) to force google stuff to run on local. uhm, how old is your son? kids are pretty tech savy these days, maybe he could help?Whats Free
Anything FREE you pay 4 it in the long run ..
My Telkom invoice is 14 pages this month R 51.20 going over the local limit ;-(
and I cant get Google. co.za (Youtube works )
They're using CDN (content distribution network) for their downloads, but not for their website. Their CDN, which is called Akamai, includes local mirrors, which is why you'll be able to download Microsoft updates/content with local only cap. You'll see that the website runs off http://www.microsoft.com/ and their downloads are on http://download.microsoft.com/Howcome Microsoft isn't local, yet if you get a direct download link from microsoft it will download?