Angirasa Acharya (aka Jim....) (angiasaa) wrote,
Angirasa Acharya (aka Jim....)

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Net Woes!

My net connection has been fluctuating over the past week or so now.

First, it was a rapid-cycle short-circuit along the line every time it rained. They promptly came over and replaced the entire 250 meter cable absolutely free of charge!

Second, some freaks from a building conglomerate around the corner of the block uprooted a tree (a TREE!!) that had its roots digging below the optic fiber cable feeding my line. It took them two days to figure out how to fix it. They fixed it.

Third, the connection works fine for a while, but less than 12 hours of having covered the trench, the construction guys bring in one of those mobile bore well drilling trucks and drill through the optic fiber. (wtf!?)

We suffer for the next 24 hours while the guy work their asses off trying to restore connectivity. If you don't know how tough it can be to fix a severed optic cable!! Trust me, it's HELL!! They fixed it finally, sometime late last night or early this morning.

Result: I now have a blazing fast internet connection, with a static free landline. :)

Note: Before connectivity broke down, maximum net speed ranged between 110 Kbps ~ 125 Kbps. Current download speed ranges between 140 Kbps ~ 180 Kbps!! It's a 1 Mbps line, so I feel good now. (btw, it used to take me about an hour and a half to download a movie, so I could watch movies back-to-back.. one downloading as the other was being watched. Now, I can download almost two movies in the time it takes me to finish watching one!) Heh!

Tags: digitalia, internet, update

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