Friday, July 15, 2011

Internet Annoyance

    I usually write posts to my blogs in the evening hours, when I am more relaxed and the atmosphere is more quiet. I was planning on writing about another topic, but I have changed my mind. For the past 2 days I have been attempting to post here, but thanks to my ISP, Streamyx, my internet connection has been just a bit faster than death itself. For the past 3 weeks we have had every sort of technician visiting our apartment. We have had specialists come from KL twice to fix our connection. They usually come at dinner time and stay for 3 or more hours.

   Each time they come they bring more and more equipment with them to do fancy testing. Each time they leave they say the connection is strong, fast and stable. Each time,usually about 1 to 2 hours after they leave, the connection slows down to a crawl. Two visits ago they ran a cable from the communication closet, across the corridor floor and into our apartment. This was supposed to be temporary. That was about 2 weeks ago. We have asked them to please remove the cable, as it is a tripping hazard for passersby. It is still there. In the mornings when I get on the internet, the connection is either acceptable or dead. If it is down I can usually wait an hour and it will come back. The speed is reasonable until I go to pay bills, send emails or write a blog. Right now I am able to write, but whether or not I can publish this post is anybody's guess.

    When we first moved here we had Streamyx, but changed to Penang Fon, because it was faster. After a while that ISP became intolerable. So then we changed back to Streamyx, which was very good at first. Now that is intolerable. So now a decision has to be made to stay with Streamyx and hope they can fix the problem or switch back to Penang Fon. It is really annoying that we have to pay our monthly bill, but are unable to use the internet for a good period of time each day. Hopefully some day soon Penang will have a decent good quality internet connection.

2 comments:

  1. Have you considered switching to TM's optical fibre broadband (Unifi) which has been introduced to parts of Penang? It's far superior to Streamyx whch uses the old telephone landline. Pricewise, the cheapest package is comparable to Streamyx but speed-wise it is many times faster.

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  2. Thanks I will check and see if it is available in my area.

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