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Phone line problems

Sorry readers, the phone line I use for my DSL connection, the one hosting this site. went dead on Monday so my site was offline for more than 48 hours. Typical of PTCL, the national carrier that Etisalat won the bid for, but which has now backed out of the deal, dashing all hopes of improvement in the service.

After a lot of effort, the connection is up though very shaky and connecting on average at 32kbps downstream (browsing is almost impossible) and 256kbps upstream (not too bad for a server). With Eid holidays until Monday, I doubt it’ll get sorted out soon so please bear with it. Thank you.

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