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Friday, May 06, 2005


A Slashdot reader mulls over a new leaner browsing experience that loband promises to provide and questions if this could be the much "needed stepping stone for users in developing countries"

Created by Aidworld, a Cambridge (UK) based organisation specialising in ICTs for the developing world, the free internet service speeds up web browsing in low bandwidth environments

Loband uses
server-side compression and filters images, scripts and plugins while retaining content and basic formatting, and reduces bandwidth requirements by between 5 and 50 times.

Alan Jackson from the Loband project adds "[Aidworld is] looking at Loband allowing variable support for images based on user preferences or available bandwidth."

Aidworld can be contacted at info AT aidworld DOT org


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