Before going to bed, as usual, wondering thru my favourate sites, and Electronista is one of them.
It says today that a British town with 186,000 residents are getting free WiFi up to 20Mbps, and it costs the company which runs the service around USD1.68million.
This means, for each resident, the company or the town council is paying USD9 for up to 20Mbps internet access -- FOR FREE!!!!
We on the other side of the globe, have to pay our internet access everywhere we go. Streamyx at home (no other ISP in my area), 3G when moving around.
And total monthly bill for both of us, my wife and myself, is approximately RM300 just for 24/7 connectivity at a mere 1Mbps speed. Yes, 3G and HSDPA gives up to 3.6Mbps and 7.2Mbps respectively for both Celcom and Maxis, but we are getting around 1Mbps, more at night, and less during the day.
If TM and other ISPs were to charge at USD9 per month and provide up to 20Mbps for each of us, we will be the happiest being on earth, if the day ever come.
I am just wondering, why the others can do all these magic, even in country where cost is high, comparatively, according to our beloved government.
But this explain how much we have be exploited by telcos with government backing by means of legislations.
I wonder if I ever have the know how and I would like to do the same as what the Brits are, will MCMC granted me a license for no charge?
Dream.... Dream.... Dream is what we can do now.
While others are increasing using the Internet as productive tools, our care taker still think that it has to be controlled with tight laws and restrict the players.
While others are slowly doing away from working in the office, we are still stuck with traffic jam crawling to work and back home.
While others are enjoying rich content over the internet with high speed Internet, we are still crawling with 1Mbps, and TM shouted 4Mbps IN SELECTED AREAS ONLY!
While others are capable of building infrastructure to power the town at USD1.68million, our government is pouring billions to so-called fiber highway God know when it comes and where it will be, and how much we will have to pay.
Government, isn't it time to learn from the little town in Britain? KL City hall: where the hell is your high speed wifi for the whole of KL??
Better save some breathe that vomit blood talking to these bunch of rocks (rocks never listen, right?)
Read this from Electronista:
Swindon Borough Council is planning on offering free Wi-Fi to the entire population of its town by April of next year, says a Tuesday report. The UK town's 186,000 residents will not have to pay any connection charges or subscription fees for the service, due to be called Signal. The project will cost the equivalent of about $1.68 million and is run by newly formed Digital City UK Ltd, 35 percent of which is owned by Swindon's city council....