Friday, August 14, 2009

Internet Access Slow Down


Do you notice a tremendous slow down on your internet connection? Because I do. Why should I not notice it, more than twelve hours of my daily life is spent in front of my computer and internet connection is a very important tool for me to do my daily work. Without the internet connection, I won't be able to do anything. This is the heartbeat of my job as a senior developer.

I started to notice the slowdown after the storm Kiko few days ago. If I am not mistaken, the same storm cause a hotel in Taiwan to collapse. As a matter of fact, not only my internet connection at home is experiencing a drastic slow down but also our connection in the office and also my officemate's connection at home. I brought up this issue with my client in US last night because me and my teammates are really having a hard time just loading a single page of our project. Hence, slowing down the progress of our project.

He gave me a this link http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136558/Update_Asian_undersea_cable_disruption_slows_Internet_access?taxonomyId=16, in which it was reported that the a segment of the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) undersea cable network between China and Taiwan suffered a serious cable fault causing Internet traffic to be rerouted onto other undersea cables and slowing Internet access for some users in Southeast Asia. If I correctly recall it last 2006, same incident happen in which a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Taiwan damaged several cables and slowed Internet access to a crawl for users in Southeast Asia.

But the slowdown started late last week and this undersea cable problem was only report last Wednesday. Now, I am thinking if this is really the cause of the slow down. Maybe, but was only discovered last Wednesday. So if you experience a slow down, we are on the same boat. We can just hope that whatever the cause of the slow down will be fixed soon.

2 comments:

Willa @ SmartMommy on August 14, 2009 at 10:42 PM said...

off topic comment:
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dyeve on August 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM said...

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