drooh - 4:35 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
The point is to be able to view your site as if you were on a dial up or slower connection. To test for performance, load time, etc. I know that alot of people are on broadband but also alot of people in rural areas are getting online with dial up, satellite and cell hotspots (all of which are slower)
I found several tools.
Firefox and IE Throttle