Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Wait

With our famous kaisu mentality, Singaporeans always want the best, the brightest, the fastest, and we want them all yesterday. Even if we don’t need it!

Singapore is currently trying to update our island’s internet network to a new ultra-fast fiber optics broadband network and over the past few weeks, there has been complains about how Singaporeans has to wait for up to 6 weeks to get their ultra-fast fiber optics broadband network installed. People, you can wait for the next 2-3 years more and it still would not make a difference.

Currently, Singapore has a pretty strong network for our internet and this upgrade to fiber optics is for our future. As internet speed increases in the next few years, it is believed that fiber optics will be needed to keep up with the increased speed. What the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is doing right now is preparing for the future; the future as in 3-5 years later. The fiber optics cables are not need right now. In fact, they will not be needed for at least another 2-3 years.

So for the people complaining about a 6 weeks delay to install your fiber optics, get a grip. Considering when you will need it, a 6 weeks delay for your fiber optics is nothing.

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