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What are my favourite words? Off the bat, I can think of "free", "yes" and "chocolate". And there's nothing like a bit of "free" every now and again.

Earlier this month I received an email from my internet provider, informing me that my connection was going to be upgraded for free. I imagine this is because our national telecoms provider - BT - have at long last decided to step into the 90's and upgrade our lines.

I was expecting them to at least double my old speed of 1.1Mbps. About half an hour ago, my connection dropped, and then eventually reconnected at 5.3Mbps! Thank you Virgin! Thank you BT for allowing this - I don't know what took you so long! And to think I used to have to pay a similar amount to dial up and crawl along at about 56Kbps! I will be honest though - I do miss the chirping and screeching of the dial-up modem.
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