Internet Access in Fuerteventura
It isn’t that often I find something negative to say about living here. However, …..
I needed to upload my next video to Youtube last night. After compressing the file to be as small as possible it ended up as a 400Mb file. I started the upload to Youtube and it said it would take 6 hours. I left it to run and then, 4 hours later, I checked it. It had uploaded only 12% and it said it would take another 20 hours to finish uploading! I have had to stop it and need to think again. There must be a way to get a faster service.
In the UK I would be getting around 200mbs download and at least 20mbs upload speeds. Here, for more than I would be paying in the UK, I get around 4.5 to 5.5mbs download and 0.15mbs upload. It is positively stone age. In fact, I think Fred Flintstone got better speeds than that in Bedrock.
Oh for fast internet access again. Is that too much to ask for in this day and age? Wake up Fuerteventura – this is the 21st century.
I have been in contact with my supplier who has checked our line and says we can have a 20mbs connection. This will cost a massive 49.95€ (£36/$54) but I have little option but to pay it.