We are back in Nairobi after a couple of weeks on the east coast. But internet is even slower, so an update with photos will follow later.
Posted by Ken Thomas at April 30, 2010 08:56 PM GMT
In the meantime, this, from today's Kenyan newspaper:
"Internet Service Providers are still connected through the satellite following the disruption of a fibre optic cable.
"Satellite connection is now the main link for ISPs as efforts to repair the fibre cables continue."
"...... The whole of this week, the country reverted to snail's pace internet speeds, caused by a fault on the SEA-ME-WE 4 cables along the Mediterranean Sea.
"The two undersea fibre optic cables from Mombasa, the Seacom and The East Africa Marine System (TEAMS), utilise the SEA-ME-WE 4 to connect Kenya to London......."
"Despite being a slow connection, ISPs did not have a choice but go the satellite way....."
There, thought you'd like to know that!
Any cable jointers out there with some spare time might find some work on the sunny Mediterranean.
Will now click the 'save' button and hope this piece doesn't take half an hour to upload.......