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Thursday, 9 February 2006

Back in Action III

Filed under: Personal — Jan @ 19:17

After six months of waiting, I finally have a brand new ADSL connection. While it’s certainly possible to run a shareware business on a dial-up connection, comfortable is something else indeed. It’s just such a bother to wait for the modem to connect, wait for pages to load, etc. that I gave up on many Internet-activities, such as regularly posting something on my blog.

But I’m back now! I got the most expensive package my ISP offered, paying 2700 baht or about US$70 per month for a 1024/512 kbit business package. So far, my connection has been better than expected. It actually delivers the advertised speed on international connections most of the time. Thailand is not exactly known for reliable and/or fast international internet connections.

Fortunately, things are improving all the time. The fact that the former state agency will finally lose its monopoly on international telecoms this year is no stranger to that. If they hadn’t gotten their act together by now, some of their soon-to-be-former customers would quickly compete them out of the market.

2 Comments

  1. US$70 per month for a 1024/512 kbit business package.
    Interesting figure… just to make little comparison:
    Finland: same package is 25EUR (about US$30).

    I’m sure it will come down in Thailand as well… nice to hear fast connections ARE available in different countries!

    Comment by Juuso - Game Producer — Monday, 20 February 2006 @ 15:05

  2. In the US when the government broke up Bell into smaller companies service actually went down and lots of standards for telephone (call blocking|caller id|call tracing) become only supported in the smaller companies not the whole phone system.

    Comment by Lucas — Thursday, 23 February 2006 @ 11:38

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