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rooster59

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8 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Net Pracharat aims to ensure reliable digital infrastructure and equitable access to information and communication technology throughout the country.

Which should make the NBTC become a huge bureaucracy to assure content is "correct" and in the best interests of the nation.

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8 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

During the election period I read an article that cell phones were being handed out at villages for free by the True Corp which is owned by CP which is one of the hugest supporters and donators to the them, or shall I say, the Junta. So the charade continues. Even though a good thing, I see it as a PR stunt. 

 

 

Probably learned it from Thaksin..................... not short of a few stunts himself!

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The next problem will be how to block the peasants from accessing foreign news and keep them within the junta indoctrination cloud. Luckily, the new BFF China is ready to help with that.

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Teach the farmers how to enjoy Pornhub in their free time, instead of burning (plastic) trash.

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28 minutes ago, Dek Somboon said:

Teach the farmers how to enjoy Pornhub in their free time, instead of burning (plastic) trash.

Well it would certainly boost the sales of penis whitening operations. Or maybe darkening for that xxxtra effect.

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9 hours ago, RotMahKid said:

 

So don't think they all do that because they like you so much, they just need customers and votes!

 

You're taking the fun out of the whole thing.

 

Next the gushing, hugs  and kisses will stop for life in the village.

 

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Ah just in time to have it censored and controlled as the Chinese model. 

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12 hours ago, canopy said:

The rural fiber optic roll out has been just really, really impressive. I have a 200mbps package and it's so fast and a godsend to have the option of fiber optic being out of range of adsl. The reliability of the connection has been excellent. Before fiber optic rolled out I was dismayed and bogged down by slow speeds for years and people in the US laughed at the speeds I would get, but now they drool that it's way better than many of them can get. I can stream UHD movies and download gigabytes of data in minutes. Not content, Thailand is talking about ramping up to even crazier faster gigabit class speeds. Hats off to all that made this happen. This is awesome.

 

As far as the rural people are concerned my take is they have yet to tap into the knowledge of the internet. The internet to them is facebook, gaming, online banking.

 

Where do you live that you can get that sort of internet connection. I live in rural Khampaeng Phet and I have 3BB 30/10 Mps. It is fibre running past the house and a wire link to the house some 4o metres away.

 

I have AIS, DTAC, 3BB and TOT all going past the house but nobody can supply me with an end to end fibre link so that I can get a better internet connection.

 

When I moved here 14 years ago the best way to get service on a mobile was to go up on the balcony, up the garden a long way or drive 1 km up the road and over the hill.

 

Everybody is saying move to 5G yet I don't have a reliable 4G connection yet.

 

 

11 hours ago, ba ba said:

up my way in issan yes they ran fiber through the villages but copper into the homes if you want fiber to home go and talk to a light post

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9 hours ago, WeekendRaider said:

on the internet today the only stuff worth 2 cents requires subscriptions

You must be using a different Internet to the rest of us.

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8 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

what is the point of ultra high speed for foreigners? I thought accessing servers abroad was limited to 50 mbps, or is that all in the past now.

I don't think there is a set limit, but you would have pretty heavy contention on lines into the country. These days, however, most of the popular content is cached within the country and, even, within the networks of the individual ISPs.

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12 hours ago, donnacha said:

Thailand's high levels of Internet availability and performance are a major advantage over competing countries when attracting the growing cohort of travelers who work online, or even people who simply enjoy spending time online.

While Vietnam is cheaper and the Philippines can be more fun, and both are far easier to stay in for long stretches, the lack of consistent Internet connectivity turns out to be a surprisingly difficult disadvantage to ignore. When returning to Thailand, I am always relieved that it isn't something I have to worry about.

Correct - fast internet in Nakhon Nowhere is the major selling point for the digital traveler.

 

Certainly nobody cares about the visa situation when you are left feeling like a criminal in Thailand.

 

On the other hand you can get 12+ months visa in Vietnam, or Philippines but that damn internet is good 15% slower!

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1 hour ago, AtoZ said:

On the other hand you can get 12+ months visa in Vietnam, or Philippines but that damn internet is good 15% slower!

Slow is annoying, but unpredictable periods of no Internet at all is what kills them as an option if you are working, especially work that involves scheduled meetings.

There seem to be some indications that the situation is improving in the Philippines:

Will The Philippines’ Slow Internet Improve Come 2019?

 ... and you would imagine that it should be even easier for Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar to catch up with Thailand. I would be curious to know how Malaysia and Indonesia are, if anyone has experience of living there.

As crazy as it may sound, I could imagine Neom becoming a very popular option for Europeans if they get the infrastructure (including Internet connectivity), residence and, most importantly, tax details right:

www.neom.com


Again, I'm saying that Thailand's Internet connectively currently gives it a big advantage in attracting monied foreigners, but other countries are on course to catch up, and those countries are already leagues ahead in other areas. Thailand could find itself caught off-guard if Internet connectivity is the keystone propping up a significant portion of foreign spending here.

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38 minutes ago, donnacha said:

I would be curious to know how Malaysia and Indonesia are, if anyone has experience of living there.

In Indonesia one simply buys a mobile Wifi thingy. Speed was good enough for me but I'm not a gamer!

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15 hours ago, canopy said:

Libraries? I am so glad you are not in charge. There is nothing wrong with reading books. But personally I'd research and buy them using the internet. Gone are the days of the hassle of going to the library, dealing with card catalogs, getting a half dozen books because you don't know which will be worthwhile, returns, and such. I've never looked back.

I'm still living in USA but planning on moving to CM later this year.

 

I hadn't read a non-technical book for 35 years.  Thanks to POTUS I became motivated to learn how we got into this mess and how bad this situation has become.

 

I went to my local library and registered as a local resident to get a free membership.  With that membership I can access the Overdrive website.  For me the website is lasvegas.overdrive.com.  Each jurisdiction can choose to participate or not.  I don't know anything about the funding of that operation.

 

Through Overdrive I can borrow Kindle books for free.  The most popular books will have a waitlist.  When it becomes my turn to borrow a book I can download and read it for 3 weeks.  I can then read the book on any of my devices.  If you want to keep a book longer than 3 weeks, don't connect your device to the Internet until you're finished reading.  There are Kindle applications for most devices and software choices.

 

For those who still have family members in USA you can probably use their library account if they're willing.

 

The written word is still the best way to disseminate knowledge and will help humans understand and survive the troubles headed our way.

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10 hours ago, billd766 said:

Where do you live that you can get that sort of internet connection.

 

Phetchabun province using 3BB. Fastest as of now is 200mbps but I gather gigabit class speeds are in the pipeline. I was just looking at their web site and this looks really good:

 

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