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The Greek ADSL saga continues…

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on November 9, 2007

The Greek ADSL saga continues…

THE FACT For nearly 7 hours (between 10:43am-05:38pm) the bigger part of Greece was unable to access the Internet (me included).What happened
this time? As the “officials” of the NATIONAL ISP(!) said some technicians were performing an scheduled maintenance and broke two fiber cables at THE EXACT SAME TIME(!) in TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!!!
Way better this time,last year FOUR fiber cables were broken at the same time!!! Anyway,nice fairytale, except…

1) All Greeks know that fiber cables SIMPLY DON’T EXIST in our territory! We had our chance 3 years ago at the 2004 Athens Olympics to built
a (really) great network but the money just weren’t enough for our enlightened “officials” (this is called “miza” in Greek thus bribing or better “black money”).
Our government preferred to buy some more fighter planes in a great bargain price…

2) After about an hour from when the initial incident happened our always-telling-the-truth National channels said that “the damage will be soon fixed” and that “the
problem is accessing foreign ip’s and NOT domestic ones!! True – i saw it myself! On the other hand we must be the only country worldwide
with racist fiber cables! Or perhaps they are jealous of the Chinese or Afghanistan’s internet policies…

3) Another SLIGHT DETAIL : This EXACT SAME INCIDENT happened TWICE before in the PAST 30 DAYS!!!
Ofcourse it was fixed in a shorter time period than today (1h30min/27min accordingly) but noone mentioned that the problem was “due to the cutting of a fiber
cable”

CONCLUSION : There isn’t a SINGLE MOMENT of boreness in this country…

SUGGESTION : New Democracy’s (Government Party) new sign could be something like this…

 

UPDATE 07:38pm (Greeks only!) Visit this excellent link!!

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CRITICAL UPDATE 08:34pm The majority of Greeks are unable to use p2p programs!!! This must be called THE ULTIMATE ISP THROTTLING!!!

ULTRA MAJOR UPDATE 11:28pm Everything is back to normal again! Until next time…

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