What I never would have expected, or wished for, has happened to me!
There is an Internet provider that is installing fiber optic cable in the region. We were so excited because the casita where we were living was on the list of prepaid subscribers to receive it. Of course, not all regions are going to benefit, because they are a business after all! So the installing has been done in the areas where the most people have the most money to afford --- and demand --- the service. However, installation has been very slow.
As they began to install this new service, the rest of us had a significant drop in the effectiveness and power of the company we were with. No one understands what that's all about so no point in trying to figure it out. Download times went from being a good solid 10 megas, to 4 or 5 megas, but the upload times, which affected my ability to manage this website plus my new Relationships Alive! course website, went from 2 megas (which was slow enough as it is) to
Yes, you read that correctly --- somewhere between .4 and .5 (that's point four and point five) megas. As anyone who understands the Internet knows, that is not enough to upload much of anything --- sometimes not even just the words, but definitely not photos or videos.
I apologize for not posting for the last month. It just hasn't been possible --- plus it got me really depressed!!
THE GOOD NEWS!
After being told several times that the service was going to be either inadequate or not available in our new place (oh yes, we moved to a new location during this time as well --- another story for another blog post!), we have finally found a service that will give us 10 megas upload and 10 megas download.
They came yesterday, unannounced, to install the service (which we had not even purchased yet). However, the installer did not have a high powered enough antennae to install our service so they will be back next week. But at least there exists something for us!
As it happens, it works like this --- there are several centers with towers around the region. You have to have a clear view to one of them to receive the service. Guess what? We are in direct alignment with one of them. We're excited to know that shortly --- we hope soon --- we'll be up and running with at list minimally adequate Internet! Yahooooo!
And I'm planning some really good stuff on living abroad, adjustments, fear factors, crime, surviving your relationship, good books to read and much more when we are back up online with full mega-power. Three cheers for Spiderweb.com!