This afternoon TM installed the HSBB (high-speed broadband) for me. Omar and his colleague had to pull an optical fibre line from the nearest telephone pole to where I am.
TM said it may take 6 to 8 hours. Omar and his colleague took under 4 hours.
When it finally got installed, the Internet took a quantum leap...literally. At 20 mbps, Youtube became completely smooth with hardly any buffering. It used to be soooo slow. I had to go and fix a cup of coffee, cook instant noodles, sweep the floor, stare out of the window and flush the toilet several times before a 4-minute video could be viewed without the painful buffering. I may have exaggerated. But as of this afternoon, I could re-watch JFK's Inaugural Address instantly. What a treat!
My kudos and thanks to TM.
I hope TM's roll-out will be smooth. The "last mile" connection is the tricky bit since a dedicated optical fibre line has to be physically pulled and connected. This may slow down the number of installations per day. But, it will be worth the wait.
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Forget about wimax with its "fair usage". Forget about wanting to "potong". TM's HSBB is the only way to surf!
Now, I beg to be excused, I have to get back to Part 2 of JFK's Inaugural Address...