Need for Speed: Penang’s Broadband Dilemma


It was not too long ago when the modem sang a dial-up tune every time I wanted to connect to the internet. Mum’s occasional phone call meant that I had to get off Friendster. Internet connection outside the home? Unthinkable.

It all seems like a lifetime ago. The internet today is almost as ubiquitous as the air we breathe – so much so that we ironically only realise its presence in its absence.

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