In short, by connecting via a remote network, they allow you to circumnavigate any gateway your ISP (Internet Service Provider) may have imposed – ensuring connections speeds that are, in some cases, 10x faster than normal.
All indicators suggested that Paramount was about to launch a network of its own.
Paramount formed the Paramount Stations Group in 1991 when it purchased the assets of the TVX Broadcast Group, which owned several independent stations in major markets.
This was not unlike the purchase of the Metromedia stations by News Corporation five years earlier, which were used as the nuclei for Fox.
It was a partner in the Du Mont Television Network, and the Paramount Theaters chain, which was spun off from the corporate/studio parent, merged with ABC in a deal that helped cement that network's status as a major network.
The Paramount Television Network was launched in 1949, but dissolved in the 1950s.