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.