I can’t post a thing. I can’t view a lot of pages, I can only go to SingNet (my ISP) web page and SingNet is still happily promoting their 5Mbps broadband plan. I called SingNet and the technical support is engage. You know what that tells me? Too many people are calling the technical support lines to enquire about the new 5Mbps connection.
Turns out that there is an earthquake at around 7.1 at Hengchun and it damaged some cables, namely SeaMeWe 3 (South East Asia Middle East Western Europe 3) and APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network 2) undersea cables.
(SeaMeWe3 and Taiwan earthquake superimposed. Click on image to enlarge.)
The red thing that I drew supposed to be an earthquake, it looks kinda distorted. The blue portions are SingTel undersea cable network South East Asia Middle East Western Europe 3 (SeaMeWe3).
The earthquake disrupted internet access in places like China and Singapore. Ships have been dispatched from both Taiwan and Hong Kong to repair the damaged cables. Engineers said that process could take two to three weeks, although most people will see services back to normal before then.
I’m quite upset with SingTel’s service quality. They did not place a note online regarding this service disruption until yesterday evening. They should have put in their news or something. Surely this is big enough news right? And their technical support line is engaged too. That should not be happening.
By the way, everyone’s talking about their home internet, no YouTube, no Yahoo!, Hotmail gone. Perhaps they kinda forgotten what’s an earthquake? It’s the ground-shifting moment when people get hurt. Why’s nobody talking about death tolls and restoration efforts in Taiwan?