We have a site in the US that works fairly well with 1-3 second response time with page sizes of 200-400kB in size on average. When we have users in Australia use the system via a VPN (accessing the same system hosted in the US) there is typically a 3-10 second response time.
One of the thoughts was to turn on IIS 6 HTTP Compression (for static and dynamic) to improve the performance. Will turning on this option help with the page load performance? To what extent?