CallWave Adds Internet Acceleration

Santa Barbara-based CallWave has added an Internet acceleration service to its lineup of Internet services. The service, which costs $4.00 a month, goes up against internet services like NetZero HiSpeed which promise to deliver faster Internet access times to dial-up users. Unlike NetZero's offering, Callwave's service is independent of the current ISP used by a customer. Both services rely on caching of frequently visited web sites, compression, and other techniques to move information about web sites to a user's computer ahead of time.