Friday, April 5, 2013

Connection

OH. MY. GOD. The internet. It WORKS! Like, REALLY WORKS! Ladies and gentlemen, we have achieved BROADBAND!

Guinea FINALLY got hooked up to the Great Big Offshore International Broadband Fiberoptic Cable Thingie (it's a technical term) and the government and private sector telecoms FINALLY agreed on how to manage and monetize this sucker, and this week someone turned on the tap and the megabytes are FLOWING!

IAMSOEXCITED!!!

Video! STREAMING video! I can click on a YouTube link and it just STARTS. And it KEEPS GOING! No buffering required! I can watch Netflix! And Hulu! I can watch my TV shows when I want to instead of when they happen to be on AFN, if they happen to be on AFN. I can download music! I can actually load the App Store and buy some goodies for my fancy new iPad! I can update my software! Did I mention the STREAMING VIDEO!?

Words simply cannot adequately express how THRILLED I am about this! Neither, apparently, can egregious overuse of caps lock and exclamation points. I could steal a page out of Kolbie's playbook and say it with an animated GIF, but by God, I've got BROADBAND! BRING OUT THE VIDEO!

6 comments:

  1. Yes, this week has spurred Kermit-like arm flailing celebrations just down the road chez Nunno. It's a miracle!!

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  2. Smiling big for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy your new connection!

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  3. Wow, congratulations! How much does it cost?

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    1. We've been paying $100/month for our 1990s dial-up internet; it remains to be seen whether the new bandwidth increase will come with a price increase to match. Whatever it is, I'll pay it!

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  4. You are a trooper for putting up with such bad Internet for so long. (I'm sure it made skyping back home all but impossible too.) congrats!

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    1. I hope this doesn't hurt our hardship differential.

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