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high-speed in name only

Even though India is considered an IT-savvy nation, it’s hard to get decent internet speed. My new office has a 2 Mbps line shared across thirty or forty computers, which isn’t terrible but certainly isn’t comparable to New York. At our old office, however, there were sixty computers maxing out a pathetic little 512 Kbps line. That works out to 7.3 Kbps per computer, which is why I went five months without watching a Youtube video at work. (How did I survive???) Our home internet speed, while nominally considered “broadband,” seems like anything but.

With that context, you can rest assured that this sign, spotted at an Internet cafe near my house, is entirely bereft of irony.

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