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High-speed comes to the country

Zing showed up on schedule to install our high-speed connection. Due to, err, a certain geographical inaccuracy on my part, plus the fact that Zing no longer publish maps showing the exact location of their towers, the TV-mast antenna tower that we put up was not usable, barring major landscaping. Rather than delay things further, I acquiesed in allowing them to erect a small tripod-based unit on our rooftop. Their installers John and Len had it aimed in very little time and it worked when first powered on. With a bit of tweaking by Owen at their central office it was soon performing at peak speed. A 150MB download, unimaginable over dial-up, took around two hours with other things going on. Congrats to the whole team at Zing for a great job and a great service!