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Falklands have the highest rate of network use in the world, says IMI

Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 20:37 UTC
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According to a report released by the Internet Market Institute, the highest rate of network use in the world is in the Falkland Islands. Taiwan ranked number 35 on the list and was number 5 in Asia, reports the Taiwan News. Read full article

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  • Viscount Falkland

    Yes,TheFalklands have the highest rate of network use in the world despite the greed and stupidity of the cable and wireless directors who strangle the service and dont give 2 hoots about their customers ! It takes over ten minutes to download a song and a fortnight to watch a youtube clip ! What does the government do....? Just look at the speeds and charges http://www.cwfi.co.fk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=102

    Unbelievable !!

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    @1 Hahaha, another good reason to join Argentina.
    At least you can pay that expensive bill on line!

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kiwisarg

    Ha,ha, yes !! It is true Marcos... Go Pumasssssssss!!!

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Eh? why is 3/4 of the article entirely devoted to Taiwan?!?!

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Wow, what a compelling reason for joining Argentina!
    You'll have to do better than that, Marcos.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    And anyone running a business gets soaked.Some will be paying £7200 for an e-mail service because its to slow to do much else ! The government seem to be sitting on their hands and mumbling while C&W rip the Islands off.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Marcos, you are right! Just another big tick in the box for wanting to become Argentine. Moron.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Makes you think doesn't it, why a business would rather pay £7200 a year for ISP services than bow to Argentine pressure.

    A big clue? Maybe the Falklanders want nothing to do with Argentina, especially as Argentina wishes to employ 1930s bully boy tactics to get its way.

    Looks like a big FCUK YOU towards Argentine pretensions to me.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Looks like that the wealthy elite organized to rip everyone else off, and Viscount is the only islander not afraid to let them know.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Marcos, I love your dramatic, sweeping and misinformed statements. If you lived in the Falklands or had any decent knowledge of the place, you would know that pretty much everyone is unhappy with Cable and Wireless and their abuse of their monopoly position. And no one is afraid to voice it.

    Unlike Argentina, free speech is welcome in the Falklands and goes unpunished, just read any edition of the Penguin News to find example of this.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC
    ”Falklands have the highest rate of network use in the world, says IMI. According to a report released by the Internet Market Institute, the highest rate of network use in the world is in the Falkland Islands”

    Hmmm……
    1) I have been to small islands in the world where I know that Internet Penetration is very close to 100%
    2) I also know for a fact that quite a few households in Malvinas are not connected to the Internet. (As Viscount says, it’s scandalously expensive and the Islanders are not exactly known as ”Big Spenders” :-)
    3) Something smells cheesy here and it ain’t my socks.

    Let’s Google this: IMI “Internet Market Institute” and find out….Woooow….
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    Somebody is telling porkies……. And it ain’t the Argies...
    Chuckle chuckle™

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Cannot the islands approach [BT] or [virgin]
    To see if they can help in any way,
    Richard seems to be helpful sometimes,
    Their must be an easier way to get on line, rather than use this other company, you use,, just a thought .

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    You may be right Think - with a pop of 3000-3500 statistics can very easy make one top of something! Prices - hell - does every square inch of Argentine patagonia and mountain deseert and northern jungle have internet? Some of us forget at times that we are a very thinly populated rural area well spread out and thus have to depend on Satellite bandwidth etc - and that costs - and there are not 10,000s of us , let alone millions, to share capital costs, so yes we may well be being overcharged somewhat - but it simply cannot be done cheaply either.

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (13) Islander1

    You say:
    ” You may be right Think - with a pop of 3000-3500 statistics can very easy make one top of something”

    I say:
    Yes..., Especially if “someone” conceives, concocts and fabricates an inexistent “Internet Market Institute” to present such “positive”statistics.

    Anyhow…….............................

    In my humble opinion, and precisely because of the very thinly populated rural character of the Islands, your squattering, transient local administration, should concentrate in providing Free Broadband Internet to each and every household in Malvinas instead of, for example, financing a paid holiday for a group of, all in all, about 60 persons to visit the Island Games………….
    http://www.natwestiowresults2011.com/competitor.aspx?Type=COMP&Name=&IslandID=5&SportID=0

    Sixty (60) persons …..!!! That’s 2% of your total population….!!!
    It’s like if Argentina paid a delegation of 800,000 persons to attend the Pan-American games.

    Chuckle chuckle™

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    No mention of Niue, which does have nationwide free (if not terribly fast) wireless broadband nationwide?

    Oct 09th, 2011 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Well they do have universal wireless on Niue, however access by the general population is somewhat limited since the only computers capable of receiving wireless are somewhat out of most Niue's reach, I hear a fibre optic cable allowing ADSL is being roll out nation wide as we speak.

    Does Thunk have any thing different to say? Nope....ok I will just leave him to gibber and drool in the corner....

    Oct 09th, 2011 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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