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Intel introduces new compression technology for surfers [CNN]
> INTEL INTRODUCES TECHNOLOGY TO SURF THE WEB FASTER
> January 19, 1998
> Web posted at: 9:35 p.m. EST (0235 GMT)
> HILLSBORO, Oregon (AP) -- The World Wide Wait may be over.
> Computer chip giant Intel on Monday announced a way for Internet
> surfers to download images twice as fast over regular phone lines
> without any special equipment or software -- but it will add about
> $5 to monthly access fees.
> The technology called Quick Web is installed on the computers called
> servers that Internet services use to store and relay data. The
> combination of Intel hardware and special software compresses all
> the graphic images that are piped through the server, boosting
> access speed.
> "The more pictures on the screen, the faster it is," said Dave
> Preston, Internet marketing manager for Intel.
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