Typhoons can mess up a lot of things
Over the last few days I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about slower-than-usual internet speeds. While it’s normal for people to associate rains and typhoons with slower connections, it looks like this episode is worse than we thought.
among all the small problems to be faced every day, dealing with an extremely slow internet connection is the worst
— glenn??? (@OshinoGuren) September 1, 2017
Slow internet kills me.
— blue (@ZeaEnrqz) August 29, 2017
Those recent typhoons did more damage than what we expected.
In a report by IT News, the strong typhoons that ravaged Hong Kong damaged several subsea cables between Hong Kong and Australia. The damage is so bad, it has also affected our internet connectivity. Among those that got damaged include the Asia-American Gateway (AAG), TGA-Intra Asia (TGA-IA) and SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) cables. Local internet service providers like PLDT and Converge ICT have issued advisories regarding this issue:
Of course, netizens are not happy about this news, adding that they will be suffering more because of the damaged undersea cables:
SE Asia under sea cables have been damaged so expect slower internet speed all throughout PH. It’s already slow, expect it to be S L O W E R
— sriracha ? (@imajeanation_) September 1, 2017
Slow internet for more than 1 month pa? ANUNA
— Joshua (@JoshuaPaoloo) September 1, 2017
Hello wag nyo sisihin si pldt or globe or whatever bec of the slow internet. Buong SEA mabagal net dahil nga may naputol na 3 lines ng net.
— • S T A R B O Y • (@JoreenSoller) September 2, 2017
How long do we have to wait for everything to be normal? Around six weeks, as they expect the repairs to be completed by October 13. Which is why for the meantime, kapit lang tayo mga bes. This will get resolved soon hopefully.