fibre optics [2/365]

For about a year now, we’ve had fibre optics in this building. All those boxes … they sit there, on the wall, gleaming, and I have no idea what they do. They do it well, though! Never any problems.

We had lots of problems before we got it. The wifi kept going in and out — you just never knew when you were going to lose it. These are the little annoyances of the modern world, and I still remember the sound of dial-up-internet.

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But I still thought the fibre optics should make it to my list of things I’m thankful for. It’s stable, and it was so unexpected that we got it.

Three or four years ago, some big company came here to Saint John and they wired the whole city … except our building. The ironic part was they stayed here in the building, while they were at it. Every night we saw all those white trucks, lining up on the parking lot. Our friendly Internet provider, Bell, kept pushing FibreOp but when asked, they said we wouldn’t get it. It was up to the landlord.

6528112989_5ab140b8ed_bSo, 2011 I took this picture of a small, rotating Christmas tree we have here, saying «this is the only fibre optics we’ll ever get here!»

Things can change to the better! Guess our landlord came to the realisation it would increase the value.

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