Sunday, September 13, 2009
It happens that certain of Armenia’s oligarch/monopolists (roots outside Armenia proper) have decided to add to their resume and take over the country’s fast-connection Internet service. Independent providers are facing financial challenges, to put it mildly, with their actual physical providing mechanisms now being interfered with by the monopolists. Many individuals have been forced to change providers, as their Internet connections became close to impossible to use. My connection recently became almost unusable, but I decided to give my service provider as much time as possible to straighten out the problem. Last night, dedicated workers struggled, until 4 a.m., trying what they could with an antenna on top of a nearby 13-story apartment building, until finally reaching success.