Internet experience in India during Covid 19


swatkats

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- ACT Fibernet, Hyderabad.

Websites don't load, Connection timed out. Laggy browsing experience.

FTTH advanced technology, My foot. Phone Support out of reach.

International bandwidth outage:
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Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.720]
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C:\Users\razor>ping thenewsminute.com

Pinging thenewsminute.com [167.71.213.159] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 167.71.213.159:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\razor>ping techenclave.com

Pinging techenclave.com [13.235.72.147] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 13.235.72.147:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\razor>ping actcorp.in

Pinging actcorp.in [202.53.8.32] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 202.53.8.32: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=251
Reply from 202.53.8.32: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=251
Reply from 202.53.8.32: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=251
Reply from 202.53.8.32: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=251

Ping statistics for 202.53.8.32:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 3ms, Average = 3ms

C:\Users\razor>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [172.217.31.206] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 172.217.31.206: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=48
Reply from 172.217.31.206: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=48
Reply from 172.217.31.206: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=48
Reply from 172.217.31.206: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=48

Ping statistics for 172.217.31.206:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 50ms, Maximum = 50ms, Average = 50ms

C:\Users\razor>ping theverge.com

Pinging theverge.com [151.101.129.52] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 151.101.129.52: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=52
Reply from 151.101.129.52: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=52
Reply from 151.101.129.52: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=52
Reply from 151.101.129.52: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=52

Ping statistics for 151.101.129.52:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 20ms, Maximum = 20ms, Average = 20ms

C:\Users\razor>ping arstechnica.com

Pinging arstechnica.com [3.20.147.38] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 3.20.147.38:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\razor>ping techenclave.com

Pinging techenclave.com [13.235.72.147] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 13.235.72.147:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\razor>
 
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Black_Hawk

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Using GTPL in Kolkata. Working fine for now, no issues loading websites or downloading. Keeping fingers crossed as we are under Lockdown till the 27th.
 

Renegade

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I was just thinking today morning, thank god that the wired internet connection is still working. It tends to stop working once every month. Mobile data while good at my place is no substitute for the wired connection.

For people with bad coverage area, it would be a nightmare and a tremendous withdrawal pain.
 

swatkats

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ACT fibernet working fine now.

However, I appreciate their effort to provide double speed & unlimited data till March 31st.:)
 

hawk128

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You Broadband @ BLR - Working absolutely fine, even after FUP speeds.

Though just bought an ACT connection and waiting for installation.
 

swatkats

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How long are the companies ready to allow WFH. My company expects the situation to settle down in 1 month.
 

raksrules

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Local ISP in Mumbai. Working fine daily except once it went down for 10 minutes. Realized that many people in my office do not have wired broadband at home and are at mercy of hotspot to WFH.
 

Marcus Fenix

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WFH since last week using Siti Cable Fiber in Kolkata. No downtime/lag with usual websites. FHD streaming works without issues in Netflix/YT.

However speed is reduced in case I hit US servers like my client VPN. I guess submarine cable bandwidth is chock full.
 

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Alliance Broadband from North 24 Pgs, Kolkata - No problem so far about YT (4K) NF & HS streaming.
 

skoka123

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I do not understand why there should be any problem. After all we were all doing the same thing at office that we are now doing at home. Instead of the office bandwidth we are now using our home bandwidth. Net - net it should be the same amount of bandwidth used. Coming to people who are at home with no work they must be bingeing on OTT but then aren't these videos on local CDNs?
 

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I do not understand why there should be any problem. After all we were all doing the same thing at office that we are now doing at home. Instead of the office bandwidth we are now using our home bandwidth. Net - net it should be the same amount of bandwidth used. Coming to people who are at home with no work they must be bingeing on OTT but then aren't these videos on local CDNs?
Bit off topic, but the shit here is at office we tend to work for a fixed time say 9-6 but when you are at home you are made to work 24x7 with no excuses or options. As cos. know you cannot go out. They want you to only prioritize work and nothing beyond that.
Some cos. might even pretend as if they are doing a big favor to us giving wfh rather than leaves.
So for me wfh totally sucks. I might soon go on months leaves if they pressurize or force...
 
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Marcus Fenix

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Just hope and pray your fiber line doesn't go down.

Mine went down an hour back and I am worried about repair personnel being under lockdown as well.
 

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Excitel. Hyderabad. Zero issues. They've been fantastic, considering the abysmal feedback I had read about them before subscribing.