Internet And The Snow… – Elf Knows It [ARCHIVED]

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a slightly overpriced internet connection…..

As usual when we get some snow in Ireland the whole country has fallen to a stand still, this means that when people are usually in work going about their business or just out and about, they are now stuck at home with nothing else to keep them company but their trusted internet connection, but is that giving up battle with the snow too? 

Since the start of the current ‘big freeze’ I noticed a gradual slowing down of my own internet connection, the past two days being just about unbearable, to be honest today is the first day it’s started to get back usable. Mainly I’m putting it down to being near Dublin, running off their exchange etc, there’s more people to share the contention rate with. With so many people now running off ‘Mobile Broadband’ too this leaves them sharing their frustration with the hundreds, maybe thousands of people in their area ringing around to see how the rest of the country is getting on.

Will this be a problem in the future?, if the warriors who are actually forcing their way through the snow, getting on with daily life get stranded at home and add to the numbers of users online, could this cause a halt?? To be honest I personally don’t see the current ‘Mobile Broadband’ holding up if this was the case, DSL and cable maybe, just about.

Have you noticed any change in your internet connection over the past few days? Let us know with a comment below. 🙂

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