If you are using mobile broadband via Verizon Wireless, you may have noticed a significant decrease in the quality of images you access online. I wrote a post about the “network optimization” that Verizon implemented in September of 2011 several weeks ago, and have been on the lookout for a solution ever since.
Thanks to Brent over on DSLReports, here is a quick and easy way to override Verizon’s image compression on a given webpage.
In Internet Explorer: hit Ctrl+Shift while hitting the refresh button.
In Chrome: hit Ctrl+F5 twice.
Not sure why this works, but it does. I hope this helps someone avoid the frustration I have been through over the past several weeks!