While Malaysian broadband is lacking in more ways than one can count, there is yet hope. A certain monopolistic company and their terrible service is all most of us have but if you can actually afford it, SDSL is much better considering the guaranteed transfer speeds compared to best-effort. Best effort in boleh-land is probably equivalent of try-lah. You’ll probably encounter download speeds as fast as 100kb/second to about 1kb/second. Yes, it’s that variable. Come to think of it, Malaysian traffic is similar. I can take anywhere from 15 to 100 minutes to get to work!
There’s yet another option – Metro Ethernet. Yes, many cities in Korean and Japan have high speed Ethernet broadband connections while our fancy broadband is still stuck at the mostly same speeds it launched with seven years ago! Paneagle has it’s Metro-E in select buildings and areas and if you can afford it, a certain monopoly’s broadband becomes dial-up! This is a 5Mbps Metro-E link.
Check-out my simultaneous download of Windows 7 from the MSDN site 🙂 and yes, I’m still in Malaysia! Here’s the info on my IP address:
IP address: 126.96.36.199
Reverse DNS: [No reverse DNS entry per ns01.paneagle.com.my.]
ASN Name: PANEAGLE-MY-AP (Paneagle Communications Sdn Bhd, Metro-Ethernet & Internet Access Provider, Malaysia)
IP range connectivity: 1
Registrar (per ASN): APNIC