Earthquake is Reason for Slow Internet Access in Philippines

If you’re fuming mad (like me) because of the turtle-like pace of Internet connection here in the Philippines and South East Asia, it’s because of a recent earthquake that struck near Japan yesterday.

Official reports say that “A segment of the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) undersea cable network between China and Taiwan suffered a serious cable fault on Wednesday, causing Internet traffic to be rerouted onto other undersea cables and slowing Internet access for some users in Southeast Asia.”

So, expect slow connections from today until at least a week before it can be repaired.

The APCN cables link connections of countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan.

Experts say that repair of these facilities might take until August 14 or 20, depending upon weather conditions.

So, expect slow access and keep your cool!

Dang! No video posts muna for gmtristan.com

Sigh…

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Author: Mon Macutay

Mon Macutay is a geek, gamer and technie at heart. He is also the CEO and founder of startup Big Ideas Social Media Inc., a Digital Marketing and Social Media Services company based in Makati, Philippines.

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