Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Bandwidth problems in India

Have you been to India lately? Have you tried to use the Internet there? I know of friends at companies like Infosys who say that they get 2 kbps connexions. If they want to download anything >100K in size, they ask their sys admins to do it (on some separate dedicated lines, one presumes). Dialup is even worse and you can barely use anything more than IM. Mandar pointed me to this amazing thread that explains some of the problems. Summary: the sole culprit is the Government of India (botched policies, unfathomable stupidity).

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