I read an article about Internet in today's newspaper. The article discussed recent things related to Internet and some of it's History and facts. There I read this line: "Not only security threats imply slow Internet". I thought to give it a look and on reading I came to know why my Internet was slow in past few days.
Actually, there is submarine(under the water,
An excerpt from an Indian Newspaper few days back:
"Internet speeds in India, especially for customers of Bharti Airtel, Tata Communications and state-owned BSNL and MTNL are set to be disrupted for the next 20-25 days, after a key undersea cable, carrying data traffic across 14 countries, from Singapore to France, was cut off the coast of Egypt. Two other key cable networks, linking Asia to Europe, were also allegedly damaged.
The extent of the damage is still being assessed. "Currently, internet and data usage are low because of the festive season. India will feel the impact from Monday when offices and businesses come back. Telcos have diverted all traffic from the Atlantic route to the Pacific, but our connectivity to the latter route is not sufficient to cater to all of India's traffic," explained Rajesh Chharia, president at Association of Internet Service Providers of India."
So don't think you are the only one having the slow Internet, the repairs were to take approximately 25 days, and as far as I have read, the repairs are complete and thus Internet must be back in shape, atleast it is working fine at my end now.
I must be late in sharing this one, but well if you were thinking of changing the ISP, I think I have shared this at the right time! :D and hey Happy New year 2070 according to the Hindu Calendar. Have fun! :)