09 October 2005

faster internet

after several years on dial-up i finally upgraded to dsl. i went through six (6) analog modems with speeds ranging from 14.4k to the current standard of 56k. two of those modems died on me and the rest have fallen by the wayside to faster technolgy and newer standards.

my connect speed is around 4 to 5 times faster at 256k (233k on average) and the additional cost is minimal up from around php 700 (us$ 12.50) to php 999 (almost us$ 18.00). so i think the package is worth it. pages load faster. downloads are faster. getting updates is quicker. i don't want anything faster because:

1. i can't afford anything faster
2. at this moment, i don't need anything faster
3. and lastly, i can't afford anything faster

to test the thing i'm downloading breezy badger from ubuntu (linux). the size of the file is around 662 megabytes. it will still take a while for me to download but hey it still beats 56k hands down.

for now, i'm happy.

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