Earthquake reduces broadband back to dial-up

by jhay on December 29, 2006

It’s the second day since my broadband connection returned after a Taiwan earthquake has caused some damages to undersea cables which in turn wreaked havoc to the country by disrupting bandwidth and telecommunication lines. Bloggers, despite the interference or complete loss of connections for some time still managed to blog about it.

Jepoy says the internet has gone crappy, Sir Abe has asked, “How’s your internet today?” bloggers respond varies from field reports to some interesting realizations plus the dreadful news that it may take as long as 3 weeks(!) for internet connections to go back to normal. Because of this, It’s a rugged life and I would have to slug it out for being back to dial-up speeds.

Just look at the before and after the earthquake connection speed tests I took:



After the earthquake:


Frustrating it may be, but at least there were no one injured or killed by the earthquake. A couple of weeks with this kind of slow connection is better than no connection at all, besides it may be at dial-up speeds but without the hassle of scratching cards and redialing many times just to get connected. Pray that our ISPs just manage to restore everything back up to normal faster than what the news are saying today.

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