Narrowest broadband ever

Posted: 11th October 2010 by Jacky Yong in Current Affairs, Silly me

It happens right here in our very own Bolehland. Believe it or not, Malaysia has the WORSE broadband infrastructure in the world. 5 years ago, 1 Mbit worth of promised speed cost RM88 per month, now it’s still RM88 per month, with only a free modem! WTF?? And don’t get me started about the term “best effort” speed! Fucking lame!

You’d be forgiven to think that our neighbours earn much more than we do, and thus has more purchasing powers. Singapore has already been riding on 100 MBit/s for years. But wait a minute, how much do our friends in Bangkok pays to surf?

What's this? 4Mbps at 599 baht? Are you sure?

I don’t read Thai, but I the offer got my attention. 4 Mbps? 599 baht, which is about RM60 per month? OMG!! Where can I sign up?

Consider this, Malaysia’s earning per capita is USD14,700, while our Thai friends earns slightly over half of ours at USD 8100. So can we still say that a country’s richness influence technology? Oh wait you say, there is UNIFI, that’s fast too. Right, if you are willing to fork out more than twice the price. The cheapest UNIFI package is RM149 per month, for the slowest 5 MBps!! * sigh * 🙁

  1. Snoopy says:

    Malaysia Boleh!

  2. Joseph says:

    Some ppl can stand with 1 mb with no complain :Þ