Nothing is ever easy!

So i posted a couple of weeks ago about my impending cable installation

The day of the installation arrived and i had been told the engineers would arrive between 8:00 and 13:00

My wife (bryony) waited in for them and by 12:30 she was still waiting

I made a quick call and somehow they had “lost my job”

He then went on to tell me about how they were having problems getting staff in that area (blah blah) which basically led up to him telling me it would be another two weeks!

I couldn’t really do much about it agreed to two weeks on the monday. He called back half an hour later to ask if they could move it to the tuesday…..

Anyway Tuesday was yesterday and they were at my front door at 8:15

Since i was at footy yesterday i didn’t get much of chance to play with it. After some funnky setup (i’m using some old old hardware at the moment!) I’ve got my PC connected via wireless, the xbox is wired and the laptop have the option of both and 20Mb to play with (come on i’ve been stuck on 1Mb at home for so long!)

Bryony noticed a little bit of a difference whereas i noticed a really big difference but i’m guessing thats the geek in me. It’s more noticeable on larger websites such as Microsoft, Google, BBC, etc where they have loads of servers and bandwidth whereas Bryonys favourite forum is probably running on an old 486 on some dial-up connection 🙂

File downloads are where the biggest difference is and streaming video and music is now more far enjoyable

Only thing i’m worried about now is going into the office and thinking our 8Mb is slow!

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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