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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by Gringo Pillo » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:39 am

ISP: Ethiopian telecommunication Corporation!!!?? :lol:
I dont think Etiopia is still in the OECD countries.


I got 6.3 Mb/s and 0.7 Mb/s

I have noticed that the service in Chile at least is better/faster than in Argentina and Uruguay.

I think it is good for this country to see statistics and compare them to OECD countries instead of Latin American countries. I hope it encourages Chile and Chileans to want to improve the things that need improving in this country.

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Post by zer0nz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:42 am

Gringo Pillo wrote: Chileans to want to improve the things that need improving in this country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron

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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by Gringo Pillo » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:57 am

zer0nz wrote:
Gringo Pillo wrote: Chileans to want to improve the things that need improving in this country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron
Dont be so negatiiiive!!!!

I will always remember the time I was working in a start up of a pulp mill here in Chile and a large American chemical company sent their "expert" here. Clearly you could see in the initial meeting that he had the typical arrogant attitude of somebody who thinks he knows everything. Later that day after seeing how things were down here we had another meeting. He hadn't found anything to comment on and left the same day with his tail between his legs.

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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by admin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:12 am

yea, not sure what that last posts has to do with the Internet.

In nearly 10 years now of using Chilean broadband from Santiago to the mountains of the Patagonia, I have not seen a speed increase in at least 4 years across the country. Yea, they have some PR projects to give people in high-density metro areas big broadband connections, but they are still not doing much nation wide or bringing the prices down.
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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by RWS » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:49 am

Gringo Pillo wrote:ISP: Ethiopian telecommunication Corporation!!!?? :lol:
I dont think Etiopia is still in the OECD countries. . . .
'Never was. FWIW, I lived awhile in Ethiopia (my father was an attache in Addis Ababa): a beautiful country (or was, before the Communist revolution of the mid 1970s), nice people, but with troublesome tramites that make Chile seem hyperefficient, even futuristic.

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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by Gringo Pillo » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:10 am

RWS wrote:
Gringo Pillo wrote:ISP: Ethiopian telecommunication Corporation!!!?? :lol:
I dont think Etiopia is still in the OECD countries. . . .
'Never was. FWIW, I lived awhile in Ethiopia (my father was an attache in Addis Ababa): a beautiful country (or was, before the Communist revolution of the mid 1970s), nice people, but with troublesome tramites that make Chile seem hyperefficient, even futuristic.
I think in the mid 70s Chile had its fair share of troublesome tramites.

Don't understand how Px gets an ISP in Etiopia!!!

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Post by admin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:58 pm

yea, run your own DNS caching proxy. Most of my slow connections have been traced to leg time looking up a dns address, which in some sites can be from a few dozen domains to hundreds. The chile isps tend to have really slow and broken dns caches internationally. Then determine if your connection is still slow.
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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by Spang » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:34 pm

Google runs it own public dns servers, http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/ I haven't used them in Chile but they worked quite well when I was living in Thailand.

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Post by charlescellist » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:10 pm

I get a solid 8 megabit here in Valdivia... Guess I'm just lucky! Certainly beats what I had in China - finally I'm in a country where they dont block youporn... er.. youtube - i meant youtube.

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Post by admin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:06 pm

Google DNS is good, but I still prefer to have a DNS lookup locally, especially for 99% of my internet use is visiting the same sites and the lookup occures one hop away from my computer across a 1 gig ethernet cable to my router rather than going all the way around the World. Be kind to the internet and boost your internet speed by using something like dnsmaque. http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html , and set Google and some other open dns server as your upstream lookup, when it is not already in the cache. After a few days or weeks, once your cache is established, very little of your internet connections will involve an offsite lookup. That can add anywhere from a half a second to in my experience up to 5 or 10 seconds in connecting to a sites outside the country (especially if there is a lot of advertising that involves other domain lookups in the site).

Also, you will see a lot of what seems like dropped or timed out pages, start to smooth out or disappear.
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Post by zer0nz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:21 pm

admin wrote:Google DNS is good, but I still prefer to have a DNS lookup locally, especially for 99% of my internet use is visiting the same sites and the lookup occures one hop away from my computer across a 1 gig ethernet cable to my router rather than going all the way around the World. Be kind to the internet and boost your internet speed by using something like dnsmaque. http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html , and set Google and some other open dns server as your upstream lookup, when it is not already in the cache. After a few days or weeks, once your cache is established, very little of your internet connections will involve an offsite lookup. That can add anywhere from a half a second to in my experience up to 5 or 10 seconds in connecting to a sites outside the country (especially if there is a lot of advertising that involves other domain lookups in the site).

Also, you will see a lot of what seems like dropped or timed out pages, start to smooth out or disappear.

i have 9 locally cached dns servers on our network :) no problems with dns now!

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Re: Welcome to slow and expensive

Post by tdavi1124 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:45 am

I heard via the Santiago Times that they just tested LTE in one of Chile's Universities. Is it available commercially?

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