Friday, December 23, 2011

A plea to LTT

I'm getting really fed up with the internet service these days. I know that Libya is recovering from a civil war and all of that - but is it too much to ask to have the internet up and running? Since the internet has come back on the provider has been offering free service while they work on gettting running properly again... so should I complain? We've heard that within a month we will have to pay for the service once again.... but what service???? 

It's off more than it's on and when it's on it's so slooooooowwwww that you all you can do is the very basic things. Forget watching a video - click and wait for it to load.... and wait... and wait.... and wait...... and then finally give up. 

Once in a while the connection will apear to speed up and you get excited, your heart starts to race, and you think 'Oh yeah! It's working!' only to find that it works for about a minute or two and then shuts down completely, switching your browser to the page that says in BIG BOLD LETTERS 'This webpage is not available'. And then you wait, and wait some more for the service to resume. Go off to have a cup of coffee and come back to check... still nothing. Go start a load of laundry and come back to check.... still nothing. Then for an instant or two, or maybe three if you are lucky the service will kick back to life and you think to yourself 'Ahhh... they've fixed it... finally' But then the service stops again.... 'I guess they're still working on it.... sigh....'

The internet is my link to my family and friends abroad. Christmas and New Years is a blink away. I want to be able to communicate with the outside world. Please LTT... get your f***ing act together!

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  1. When I used the Wi-max in Tripoli, in 2010, it was slow as you describe...

  2. Way to girl, let it all out, this is good because now you can express your feeling without been scared, this is a good start in the right direction with new Libya, and best wishes for you and your family and every Libyan

    Salem Seid

  3. Just be a bit more patient :)
    Heard that it's gonna get faster . ( HOPEFULLLLLY)
    Planning on coming to live in Libya after ninteen years of living in the US . I'm looking forward for everything EXCEPT for the internet :( :( :( :( I'm probably going to miss nothing BUT the internet connection.
    Oh well .

  4. Salaam,

    How aggravating! Could be a case of too many people using it at the same time. Taking advantage of the free Internet.


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