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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014 from ISPreview.co.uk

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 (1:05 pm) - Score 609
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Wow that sure went fast! Christmas is finally upon us again and that generally means mince pieces with brandy source, repetitive xmas songs, lots of sparkly things and queues in the shops; including some where you actually have to queue just to get inside before queuing again to pay (e.g. Pandora). Not necessarily in that order.

As usual we’ll be taking a few days break to relax and spend some quality time with friends and family. ISPreview.co.uk will of course continue to be maintained as usual, but generally you shouldn’t expect to see much being posted until after Christmas. Of course we try not to write things while intoxicated as the impact is rarely favourable (“Yes, but that might be an improvement.. ho ho ho“, said the guy at the back).

But before we go it’s important to remember that ISPs are often short-staffed at this time of year, which can result in some frustrating issues with customer support; especially if you actually end up needing help over Christmas. Take note that there can sometimes also be a lot of Internet traffic on Christmas and Boxing Day due to people trying out new gadgets, sale shopping or video streaming TV shows they’ve missed, which may slow connectivity a little more than usual (this is of course very variable).

On top of that it’s also a well-known fact that some Christmas Tree Lights can cause interference with copper line broadband services (e.g. ADSL and FTTC/VDSL), which if you’re not careful might impact your connection stability or performance. So try to keep the lights well away from your router and make sure that you’re buying EU standards compliant kit rather than a cheap import.

Now with that in mind ISPreview.co.uk would just like to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas! See you all again soon. Now for something completely random..

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5 Responses
  1. Avatar FibreFred

    Happy Xmas, what a great video… I can’t even wrap things that are stationary that well!

  2. Avatar darren

    Happy Christmas everyone time for some christmas music

  3. Avatar adslmax

    Just wish Xmas is once every five years! Sick of it!

    • Avatar dragoneast

      The only problem, I think is that it’s the wrong time of year. Just make it around the summer solstice and at the equator they can choose that for either hemisphere. We could all enjoy it with longer days, beach parties and BBQs. Christmas was an expedient festival for an agrarian economy where no-one had much to do in winter, and is definitely not the date of Christ’s birth according to modern science, anyway. So the whole Christian Year is crammed into three months, isn’t it relevant for the rest of it? And hey, even National Rail would have a better chance with its engineering works. Who’d worry about it anyway? Just chill, easier in balmy summer days (even if it’s raining). And there’s always artificial snow, though the English weather has delivered the real stuff in July, anyway. The kids would stand a better chance of seeing Father Christmas, too. Dream, ’cause the politicians haven’t got a single creative gene between them to make it happen.

  4. Avatar iKyle

    Happy Christmas to all visitors! Wishing everyone a peaceful time with family and friends. See you in 2015!

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