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If You've Been Experiencing Slow Internet Speed These Days, Here's The Reason Why

It has something to do with a typhoon.


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If You've Been Experiencing Slow Internet Speed These Days, Here's The Reason Why

We know, we know; our Internet has always been slow, but there's a reason for the extra slow internet speed these days.

According to a report by tech website SnowTechStuff, the slow internet speed we're experiencing these days can be attributed to strong typhoons around Hong Kong.

The typhoons have reportedly damaged four major South-East Asia gateway cables, interrupting connection to the United States.

The damaged cables are the Asia-American Gateway (AAG), ASE (Asia Submarine-cable Express), SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) and TGA-Intra Asia (TGA-IA).

The website reported that the ASE cable -- a 7,200km submarine cable owned by Telekom Malaysia, Starhub, NTT and PLDT connecting Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines -- suffered a cut 63.5km from its landing station based in Hong Kong.

Because of the damaged cables, all countries in the region have experienced a slowdown in internet speed.

Now, here's the bad news: it will reportedly take up to six weeks to fix the damaged cables due to several factors.


Guess we have to live with lousy internet connection for another month and a half, guys.

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