Again we were offline this week. Our internet service started breaking down On May 14th. We were promised it would be up the next day. Let me vent for a moment
Emails are coming in and I am not able to respond. I have to turn a big paper in, but can’t access online sources. I would like to write and post a blog entry this week. I have a few Skype appointments due, and a webinar which I have already missed.
I just got off the phone with Randy (not really his name) and was told that maybe this evening at around 5 pm, the server will be fixed and back running. The use of the word maybe, did not help. It’s been 9 days now. If you are reading this, Randy probably came thru with his promise and got the server running.
Again, being flexible is key to peace of mind and low stress in Paraguay and I would imagine in any community or country in the world where basic services like internet and uninterrupted utility service is still under developed.
Since living in Paraguay for so many years, first as a missionary kid and now as a missionary myself, I have thought to start a side business. I would start my own internet service provider. I would try to provide uninterrupted internet, be fair to the customer and be rightly priced.
Internet should be cheaper too. For the past years we have been paying approximately $50 for a 1 Mbyte monthly connection. Imagine the router screaming to distribute 1 Mbyte to 4 starving data cell phones, two computers, plus my son’s PlayStation.