Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Über-fast Internet: Natural Mystic Blowing Through the Cables

I'm seated at UTL's headquarters at Telephone House.
Something big—quite big—and fast—very, very fast—is happening here.

You know already that the Seacom Undersea Cable landed ashore a while back. Joshua mentioned that YouTube videos have to be left to buffer (for like, I don't know, 40 times their run length, when the gods are smiling), and that it was no longer necessary.
The video he mentions in that post is too small to be a good sample of speeds.

Me, I just loaded this here one.

And, you see, I didn't even hesitate to embed it, rather than politely link to it because I am on a fast internet myself, and you should be too, so that this is not a problem.

You see, UTL has joined the fibre optic cable. And I played a video without having buffered it first. It's quite cool, actually. It's only slightly less than they say it is.
Because, you see, a faster connection doesn't mean you click faster—or read faster, or that Bob Marley will sing faster. I didn't know! :-o Quelle surprise!
But now watch the video, first. If you are on UTL (or should that be ÜTL?), it should play pretty fast. It's a good measure.
Here's some info from DSL Reports:

Now, I didn't do tests with the previous speeds, so I can't make any comparisons.

Joshua mentioned some stuff in this other post, and the numbers in the DSL Reports pic seem to match the wholesale and retail plan that he describes. Cool.
The way I understand it, again coming in at the tail end of the veritable Joshua, UTL picked the connection up by signing with Infocom. They have hurried for the market, rather than wait for the cable onto which they put money. This latter sentence should be in the subjunctive tense, if I were to write in some Latinate language. :o)

The Rogue King had a very read-worthy radio session (visit the post and see what I mean). His post is pertinent, and should temper all the excitement in a sensible way.
Now, lastly, two more links old links of pieces that you should see, if you didn't see them. One is from Jackfruity. It's here because it syndicated widely. The other is from Bazanye, so that you may know that some of the hype that you will read in the media is not news, but advertisement. You can trust this, though. When I get paid to do ads, I'll tell you.

And just to irritate you all, see that half of my prophecy has come true. The other half, the one that Rogue King tells us to watch, is a little more-precarious, but I'm hopeful that I won't be stoned to death.
Now, watch that Bob Marley video, fast connection or no. Watch the majestic entrance. Watch the reaction of the crowd. Watch the way the rhythm flow naturally. Watch, O reader, the greatest of the contemporary prophets. There's a natural mystic blowing through the (h)air. :o)

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Blogger gayuganda said...

Imagine, I have been on the phone to my ISP complaining that I cannot sign in to yahoo!

Gosh, what i would give to have that thing going with my internet!!!!

September 10, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Baz said...

So, where do we line up?

September 10, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Sleek said...

turns out net at work is pretty decent, have always watched without buffering...maybe its coz we are an isp...:-). lemme read up on ur prophecies,prophet

September 14, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
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