Very Slow Destiny Cable
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315054.37
The last time we experienced extreme slowdown at Destiny Cable was when Star TV pulled their channels off SkyCable just in time for the NBA Playoffs. The massive migration of subscribers forced Destiny to lower our maximum speedcap to 256kbps. Though it was set at 256kbps, that whole year was hell for internet subscribers. Back then, monthly subscription was at P2500. Just imagine the frustration we went through.
The SkyCable and Star TV decided to make devilish deal. All Star-branded channels where removed from Destiny. A lot of CATV-only subscribers again decided to transfer to SkyCable. Destiny Cable merged with Global Cable to form Global Destiny to handle their CATV service and formed another company, Solid Broadband Corporation (SBC), to handle the internet services. Since then, Destiny became one (or only) of the fastest residential broadband providers in Metro Manila. SBC removed the speedcap and Destiny was back to its original self when it was first launched. Uberfast.
Solar Entertainment and SkyCable had a misunderstanding of sorts last year. Lots of rumors floated in the internet about the real deal and finally, Solar announced that they'll be pulling all of their channels on SkyCable starting January 2008. One of the most famous channels included is Basketball TV. Deja vu?
I've been experiencing very slow, and I mean VERY slow browsing for more than two weeks. Just check my latest Speedtest on BayanTel's server above. Slow speeds are usually on peak hours meaning: Morning, afternoon, and evening. I was informed that Global Destiny had a massive surge of new subscribers just this month. Definitely SkyCable defectors :))
I tried to test my speed again after 12AM and speeds are back to normal. 2Mbps+
I've been calling and texting Destiny about this problem and still they have not provided a solution. March this year marks my 8th year as a Destiny Cable subscriber. If by that time they don't do something about this problem, BayanTel is just a phone call away ;)
*Computer end log*
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