Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Internet access - cut back

Going online tomorrow in the office should be challenging as many people will be back to work after an extended weekend. I'm sure the Internet will be congested and response time will be frustratingly slow as the cables damaged during the two earthquakes in southern Taiwan will need another two weeks or so before they are fixed.

The Star reported that Corporate Internet users have been advised by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to exercise discipline when using the Internet in view of the limited bandwidth available. Also, non-vital communications should be limited or not allowed at all. Users might also want to consider cutting back on using Skype and other Voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) applications. The use of chat and instant messaging applications should also be disallowed or restricted at the office.

We can all do our part to lessen the congestion by adhering to the above wherever possible. And of course, a little patience goes a long way.


  1. Does this mean long-winded comments should be kept to a minimum?

  2. MM, hmm.. that's a thought but I'd make an allowance just for you. How's that, eh? So, comment away!