Internet or We Feel Lucky, Oh So Lucky Part 2

Monday morning SU stayed home from Spanish classes worrying that he would miss the installer although he was still skeptical that he was ever coming back.

When I returned we still had no internet but after lunch not one but three Cable and Wireless trucks appeared on our street and the installers quickly got to work.

After having SU drill a hole in our outside wall to accommodate the wiring needed we are now the proud owners of 5GB of internet capacity per month.  Whoot, whoot!

But not so fast, it doesn’t work when the power goes out.  Which it has.   A few times.  This week. Or when there is storms.  Which we haven’t had this week. But, we have 5GB of internet available when all the stars are aligned and we hold our tongues just right, which is better than the 2GB that doesn’t work after 5 days.

Our lesson?  Try not to be Doubting Thomas’ so often because once in a while we might just get lucky…in the campo.

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Have you checked your internet speed lately?  Check it here and let me know what it is.  I promise I won’t get jealous…well maybe just a little.

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6 Responses to Internet or We Feel Lucky, Oh So Lucky Part 2

  1. allig565 says:

    Supposed to have 5GB, but this morning 3GB. Hey, I’ll take it! We have SI Wireless until Cable Onda completes the task of installing in our neighborhood (which has been “in the works” since October, 2014 lol)–hopefully, by 2016!

    • indacampo says:

      One of the rumours circulating around here is that all the new satellite dishes Cable Onda has installed in town are sucking up the signals. Interesting theory but I’m not sure how valid it is. And if infrastructure is installed in your neck of the woods as fast as it is here 2016 might still be overly optimistic. 🙂

  2. 2 Blocks from you, our C&W Download speed this morning is 6.12 Mps, it is never that fast, maybe your connection is assisting those little packets of information to move faster in our neighborhood! ;>}}

  3. Congratulations!!
    You may not want to read this but 20GB here in Boquete with Cable Onda this morning

    We bought a Tripp-Lite Battery backup with a surge protector at Price Smart.
    with a 30 minutes of back up time.
    The first time the power went out it kept our modem, router, and lap top powered up for the TWO hours we were without power! Needless to say we were very surprised! Works like a charm when we have power outages. In 6 months we may have had half a dozen outages over an hour long. Longest one was 5 hours but that was in the middle of the night
    cheers!

    • indacampo says:

      I just found a small back up charger for my phone yesterday at Novey in Chitre. We’ll have to check for the Tripp-Lite when we’re in Pricesmart next.

      And wow you get First World internet speeds where you are! Our friend was saying he had 25GB while he was in Europe recently. I have to test my girlfriend’s speed in the city when I’m there next.

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