Its been a long time since I wrote my last blog. Actually , my tremendous pressure of study and other affairs (!!) didn’t give me much room to write some craps here.
Well , for last few days , I am in serious trouble with my ISP. Those who knows me , has experienced the pain of chatting with me in MSN or anywhere else ( IRC ) , knows much better than me about my connection.
What’s the main problem with my line ? Well , it’s the same problem which are you facing more or less with your isp , if you are living in Bangladesh and using some $hit named Broadband. Actually, all ISPs start their business with a decent bandwidth, early customers think that their ISP is awesome and they are gonna rock forever. But situation seems to turn around when ISP becomes more familiar in the territory. A great number of people starts to take connection from them and all on a sudden those bunch of “intelligent” people got that , they are earning great money. Those idiots doesn’t seem to realize that , they need increasing b/w for their increasing amount of clients. They are trying to reach 200 clients with the b/w they bought for 20 clients. Besides, most of the isp setup are actually done by some free lancer network engineer or someone who is not 24 hrs dedicated to that ISP business. So you cant expect anything named service from them. Right now , my ISP hasn’t any network specialist with them. So a quack “network engineer (as he claims himself)” is trying to set things up. He’s facing the hurdles of running Linux server without proper knowledge. So , one very nice evening he requested me to set his linux gateway server up. And I deny that proposal at once obviously with great decency.
Actually the core reasons behind all these problems are same. It’s lack of regulation in this business from GOVT. Its true that , we have a very costly b/w infrastructure because of foolish acts did by previous Govt. regarding submarine cable. But beside that , ISP s are doing there business according to their own wish. They are selling the same amount of b/w for the same price where as b/w cost is reduced ( though not abruptly as it should ). So all the ISP authorities are just looking their own benefit. They are taking the reduction in b/w price as their scope for earning much profit. and we , the end users are totally messed up.
People in Bangladesh think that Internet means only VoIP. No one seems to bother about the low b/w at end users for which we cant browse properly, can’t download anything bigger and specially can’t upload anything.
Sorry to say , sometimes I feel cursed while surfing internet as a Bangldeshi citizen. I know it would be too much ridiculous to expect that C G will give a look to this sector , and we will get a fair enough connection in next 6 months.