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Back Online!

Did I tell you I was moving home?! That happened about five-weeks ago, but it’s not the sole reason for my absence. That is related to the area and situation I now live in, where I’ve had to wait for the installation (today) of my new broadband setup.

My faithful mobile broadband dongle of old shall now be resigned to a dusty drawer somewhere, as it is both unreliable and now redundant in this area where I’m surrounded by other buildings, trees and hills to the north.

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Back Online!

It’s exactly three-weeks to the day since my last post. After moving house and starting a new job though, I’m finally settling in to my new home and, most importantly today, I’m back online with an internet connection! You see, without a landline (it’s a very rural area!), good old ADSL just isn’t an option and, although I have had a satellite dish installed (only for Freesat and for the local news, instead of Welsh!), those broadband packages start at £25 per month, plus the cost of a special modem, which isn’t cheap! Also, there’s a great divide of opinion on the ‘net as to how reliable satellite broadband actually ease (a quick Google search reveals many negative comments). So, while I know mobile broadband is going to have its own issues, it remains to be the most affordable option I have available.

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