Web compression at the ISP

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Aron Schatz
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March 27, 2003
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Okay, now let me get this straight. I'm going to pay $7 more for internet access because they are compression the data at their end? It may seem faster, but it isn't.

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EarthLink Plus improves download speeds up to five times over standard dial-up, the Atlanta-based company said. It costs $28.95 per month, $7 more than standard dial-up, comes with a guarantee that help calls will be answered within five minutes. By comparison, EarthLink's Cable Internet, a broadband service powered by ComCast, starts at $45.95 per month, plus a $3 per month modem lease fee.

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