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8.4. Compression

Although GPRS and CDMA2000 can reach speeds faster than a regular dial-up Internet connection, they can't compete with a good solid Wi-Fi connection. But, they can get slightly closer by putting a little intelligence between your notebook and the Internet.

Verizon and AT&T Wireless support a compressing proxy server . This involves two pieces of middleware that sit between your web browser and the Internet, which are described next.


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