it wasn't so much the slow 10Mb speeds, not even the ever present network contention issues, it was the numpty who decided to take their computer home over the weekend and disconnected both sides of the T-piece, thereby bringing the entire segment down.
Cue the daily tour of offices to determine who was this weeks failpoint and consequent laughing stock of the office.
Don't get me started on the cases where a cable segment was not crimped properly, or had been damaged by a ham fisted user once too often, causing LAN segments to disappear and reappear with no apparent logic until you somehow managed to track it down to the office in marketing with that guy who is always fiddling with his PC.
Oh, and yes, we do want 100G ethernet. Why the hell not?
P.S. 10Mbit Internet? I fucking wish. I'm stuck on 1.5Mbit with no relief on the horizon.
Not to mention no access to naked DSL.
Apparent;y I'm not allowed to have it. It's "not supported by my exchange" or some such crap.
So I'm stuck paying $80 bucks a month for 1.5 Mbit, @ 100+100 plus another $40 bucks a month for fricking "line rental" for a phone line that is not used.
And that is the cheapest plan I've found.
Do I sound angry? Damn right I am.
Quite frankly, I'm sick of hearing about how "most people get 10Mbit internet" because where I live that is a load of crap.
I'm not in the middle of nowhere, I'm 40 minutes from work and that is in the the city and I don't get a decent option.
I'm stuck with an expensive yet crappy internet connection that would embarrass a North Korean *
In fact I don't think a single Australian ISP offers bandwidth at that level to non commercial customers. **
* Well actually, probably not, they are more concerned with finding their next meal I'm sure but I'm still pretty pissed nonetheless.
** except maybe the tiny number of people who have thus far received access to the much maligned NBN trial network.