February 24, 2006
On February 6, I wrote one of my characteristically snide pieces about the cost of broadband internet connections in Ethiopia. On February 7, my phone line was cut off. Just a coincidence? Well yes, it almost definitely was.
Anyway, I hope that explains the relative lightness of posting recently. I am now back in snowy England for a couple of weeks (on more family-related business) sitting at my mother-in-law's PC, moving between Yahoo's Ethiopia search and my Bloglines account at what, for me, is a mind-blowing speed. It is all courtesy of her BlueYonder broadband connection (1mbps - £25/ETB382/US44$ a month).
Before I left, ETC said the matter was in the hands of their repair people and I would just "have to wait". I was still waiting when I left. Just in case I have to continue waiting when I get back again, I am using my short UK break to catch up on all the Ethiopian news I can before getting on the return flight.
Posted by aheavens at February 24, 2006 6:41 AM