Globelines still hasn’t recovered…

15 01 2007

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due to the earthquake that hit Taiwan more than 2 weeks ago and damaging Internet cables that connect most of Asia to the US and Europe… almost all of the Philippines’ Internet service providers [ISP] were naturally affected, except for those whose backbones were connecting via Japan, or directly to the US and Europe…

and Globelines Broadband was one of those ISPs greatly affected by this incident… their connection is worst than a dial-up connection… i have been calling every week just to get updated on the issue of their connections, but i am getting only one answer: “our engineers are working around the clock, but they cannot tell us when the connection will stabilize”… **darn**

but yesterday, The Four-eyed Journal has reported that Globelines has recovered and their connections have improved… there is only one way to find out for myself…

i browsed over to the Speakeasy Speedtest, but unlike from the blog’s results, i got this:

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another test i did was with Speedtest.net and i got the following results:

both tests were made from a Los Angeles, CA server, and it clearly shows that it still is no better than a dial-up connection, still crappy… 😦

lucky for me, i don’t use this connection from Globelines, my wife does, but only during the night… i have another connection, Smart Bro, which, although was also affected slightly, is better than Globelines in speed…

after connecting to Smart Bro, i did another round of speed testing, and here are my results:

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although not the speed i was expecting from Smart Bro [formerly ], it is way better than Globelines’… so, the final tally? Globelines Broadband is still very much crappy… until further notice…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

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11 responses

10 02 2009
Mr. 9

i have problems with this ISP also. after midnight, it begins to dc frequently

26 01 2007
Reiz

Globelines Broadband can’t solved this problem efficiently.. I can’t even access speakeasy speedtest easily.

24 01 2007
Pinoy Blogosphere

[…] my previous outlined the problems we were having with our connection with Globelines Broadband, and i have called maybe 3 or 4 times since then: we are working hard on it, sir… we will inform you once we stabilize it, sir… don’t worry, sir, your next Internet bill will reflect the rebate you are entiled to, sir… blah, blah, blah… […]

24 01 2007
in retrospect...

[…] this post outlined the problems we were having with our connection with Globelines Broadband, and i have called maybe 3 or 4 times since then: we are working hard on it, sir… we will inform you once we stabilize it, sir… don’t worry, sir, your next Internet bill will reflect the rebate you are entiled to, sir… blah, blah, blah… […]

18 01 2007
ChrisH

@Jam, yep, that’s right, but if everything is normal, SmartBro sucks…

8)

18 01 2007
Jam

Good thing, Smartbro was only slightly affected with the incident.

16 01 2007
ChrisH

hi joar! but it was ok prior to the earthquake, right? i was very happy with my connection until that day…

16 01 2007
joar

mine is about to die 😦 darn… my costumers seven say that dial-up connection is better than this one.. ffs.. I’m also fed up with Globelines..hope PLDT will reach in our place.. damn Globelines rule the rural area.

15 01 2007
ChrisH

@jhay, you’re still getting above 300kbps?? how can that be?? hmmm… is there any difference in connections?

15 01 2007
Pinoy Blogosphere

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15 01 2007
jhay

Hmm…I guess I’m the only who experienced this slight improvement. It’s the second day of the improvement for my connection speeds and as of writing this comment, my speeds are still above the 300kbps range.

But, last night, around 10pm, the connections returned to their crappy state. I guess there’s that peak and off-peak hours for Globelines, just like dial-up! Except that dial-up is sometimes better. Sheesh!

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