June 27, 2017

Speed is Relative

With Amy scheduled for some tests at Northern Hospital in Mt. Airy at 6 a.m. we drove down Wednesday night and chose the Hampton Inn near the hospital partly for location and largely because they claimed they had high speed internet access in their rooms.

The “high speed” access turned out to be a wireless hookup that ran about as slow as a modem connection. Updating Capitol Hill Blue in the wee hours of the morning turned out to be a painfully slow experience as I waited for pages to upload and the online databases to update.

Later, I took my laptop with a Verizon wireless broadband modem into the hospital cafeteria to wait until Amy was done and found the modem connection ran much, much faster than the so-called “high speed” access at Hampton Inn.

Lesson learned.

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