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Original Air Date: Jul 25, 2017

Opera Turbo For Slow Connections

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If you’re on the road a lot, you’re used to Internet access that’s a bit limited in speed.

When you’re in an airplane, staying in hotels & meeting in a coffee shop, you are sharing a tiny data pipe with lots of others.

In-flight wifi can be particularly challenging with all of the flashy content that is common on most of today’s sites.

You can take the time to optimize your browser for slower speed connections, but it’ll require you to remember to switch when you’re back on high-speed connections.

To minimize this hassle, I tend to use the less known browser Opera whenever I’m on the road.

Opera has a special mode called Turbo that will optimize content on their servers before your computer gets it which reduces download times.

It will also automatically block Flash content unless you click the container which can further reduce the load.

If you are stuck on a really slow speed connection, you can tell Opera not to load any images at all to increase the speed.

I have posted the link to Opera and many other suggestions at