Globe denies throttling peer-to-peer traffic, works to normalize downloads

Globe has denied implementing any bandwidth capping for peer-to-peer downloads. The company said in a press statement that it is working to restore downloading through peer-to-peer applications in Globe Broadband. It also said, however, that the company will consider limiting bandwidth if it detects “abusive usage.” “You may experience slow downloading using peer-to-peer applications. Restoration… Continue reading Globe denies throttling peer-to-peer traffic, works to normalize downloads

End of the Affair

(Blogger’s note: This break-up post was written a couple of weeks back.) We go way back, Globelines and I. More than 5 years, if I can recall correctly. I signed up with the company before Globelines became what it is today, one of two giant telecommunications companies that dominate the country. I signed up to… Continue reading End of the Affair

Mobile Internet and Globe Visibility, a demo

In the run-up to Sinulog, the biggest festival in Cebu, I was invited to a demonstration of Globe Visibility, Globe’s HSDPA or High Speed Downlink Packet Access mobile Internet service. The service, marketed by Globe with buzz phrases such as “3G plus,” “better than 3G,” and “mobile broadband,” promises download speeds of up to 1.4mbps.… Continue reading Mobile Internet and Globe Visibility, a demo

Re-installing my life: the perils of keeping everything online

For more than a year, I have been moving my data online as part of an experiment to make the network my computer. With the telecoms disruption caused by a recent earthquake in Taiwan, my world crashed. As I write this, the Globelines Broadband connection I have at home is still horrendously slow. It is… Continue reading Re-installing my life: the perils of keeping everything online

WeRoam saves the day: Updating WordPress to latest release

Internet connection has been dismal these past few days following the earthquake in Taiwan that cut submarine cables connecting parts of Asia to the Internet. The Globelines Broadband account I use at home chokes on most web sites. When I connect using it, I’d be able to load pages for the first few minutes and… Continue reading WeRoam saves the day: Updating WordPress to latest release