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#109251 - 10/09/05 04:39 PM btl dsl slow...  
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from a friend...

Anyone on BTL DSL notice their performance is sucking big time since Friday?

Is this the result of the go slow or is it just normal BTL performance?

I just ran ping tests and we are ranked worst that most everyone -
including Argentina and Brazil and Egypt which are very far from the
North American backbone compared to Belize that is virtually next

I am also getting only 60% of the download speed on the 512K.


(results detail)

worse than the average from all best scores.. currently 97.2 from 41904 samples

worse than the last hour.. currently 156.3 from 40 samples

Previous ratings are removed continuously as they age beyond four
weeks, so you are always compared against fresh data.


I wonder what will happen Tuesday after the public officers report to
work and start their go slow?

Looking at the news on Channel 5 I could not help but believe the PSU
have a mole inside the newsroom? Notice the language - emphasis mine,
but that is exactly how the newsreader pronounced it:

"Monday is a public holiday, but when business resumes on Tuesday
government employees belonging to the Public Service Union WILL be
instituting a "work to rule" industrial action. This means that civil
servants WILL perform their duties ONLY during their scheduled working
hours and not beyond."

I mean, to me it sounds Ike the news reader was giving instructions to
the public officers on prime time news.

#109252 - 10/09/05 04:43 PM Re: btl dsl slow...  
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Marty Online happy
Marty  Online Happy
another note on this..
It has
apparently been fixed now after I BCC someone I know at BTL. So at
least for now DSL is not on "go slow" or "work to rule" - yet. Most of
the guys I know at BTL are very proud of their work and company and
hate to be dragged into these continuing trade disputes.

#109253 - 10/09/05 06:24 PM Re: btl dsl slow...  

Glad to hear that - I thought it was my machine. VoIP was almost unusable, but it's OK now.

#109254 - 10/10/05 08:07 AM Re: btl dsl slow...  
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Mmmm, I'm expecting big BTL trouble this week. Anyone who really really needs a phone, should rent a satelitte phone asap. Not sure how it'll affect Smart phones, so that might be an option.

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