224Mbps For just $1.58 a Month?


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Computer World Malaysia is claiming in two published articles that a company by the name of Velchip Sdn Bhd is preparing to launch the world’s largest deployment of broadband over powerline (BPL) technology. According to the report(s), the $14 billion project will link 400,000 Mosques with BPL connectivity, providing 60 million users with 224Mbps connectivity for $1.58 a month. Yeah, it’s very likely someone misplaced a decimal point, played with numbers, or is talking about shared bandwidth per mosque, but the plan remains ambitious – and absolutely huge

source:http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/224Mbps-For-158-a-Month-93272

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i m movin to Malayasia as soon as this service launches


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Maybe they mean 224MBPS in total for all 60 million users.. if it was a Pakistani company thats exactly what they would be doing.


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Maybe they mean 224MBPS in total for all 60 million users… if it was a Pakistani company thats exactly what they would be doing.
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That seems far more likely than each individual getting that much for such a low cost! But if this is true, then yeah, Malaysia needs to tighten their immigration laws! :P


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Maybe they mean 224MBPS in total for all 60 million users… if it was a Pakistani company thats exactly what they would be doing.
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its 224mbps per mosque


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اگر ملیشیا اتنی کم قیمت میں طوفانی رفتار کے موافق انٹرنیٹ کی سہولت فراھم کر سکتا ھے تو آخر ھم کیوں اب تک پیچھے ھیں?


#6

wow...truly amazing but why mosques... i mean what about home and corporate users...but still this is huge and to come to know that we use to give Zakaat to Malaysia..awesome turnover


#7

why would you want internet in masjids? so people start surfing porn there too?


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why would you want internet in masjids? so people start surfing porn there too?
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i think the connections will go from the mosque to the ppls homes


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why would you want internet in masjids? so people start surfing porn there too?
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Is that what you would do? :confused:

Let’s look at the positive aspects and focus on them.

Personally, I don’t see a use for this much speed in Mosques. A simple 1Mbps connection would have been more than enough but it is difficult to say that without having an exact idea about their requirements.


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Is that what you would do? :confused:

Let’s look at the positive aspects and focus on them.

Personally, I don’t see a use for this much speed in Mosques. A simple 1Mbps connection would have been more than enough but it is difficult to say that without having an exact idea about their requirements.

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No! Thats not what I would do… thats what most pathetic so-called muslims do nowadays. I dont see where masjids come into this? Masjids are the only place nowadays which are spared from all the wrongfulness and now they want to involve these?


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Masjids are the only place nowadays which are spared from all the wrongfulness and now they want to involve these?
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The internet is also used for things other than viewing pornography you know…


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oh wait... maybe its April fools - (belated?)


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The internet is also used for things other than viewing pornography you know…

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You’re right… but I dont see any significant use in masjids. Arent masjids supposed to be places where we worship and remember Allah?? Or am i missing something?


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You’re right… but I dont see any significant use in masjids. Arent masjids supposed to be places where we worship and remember Allah?? Or am i missing something?

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Well the applications are unlimited if you think about it. For example, media streaming related to preaching, islamic education, religious lectures on video etc.

Masjids can be transformed into community centers for people to gather and interact, help build and improve the muslim society. High speed interact could play a vital role in such a project.


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Well the applications are unlimited if you think about it. For example, media streaming related to preaching, islamic education, religious lectures on video etc.

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I beg to differ. With almost everyone with EITHER and internet connection or cable TV or both at home I think we all get out fare share of media that relates to the preaching of Islam. Besides… what’s the mullah there for?? And who stays in the mosque after the prayer??


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And who stays in the mosque after the prayer??
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Thats what I’m saying. If you make a mosque a community center instead of just a place where people go to pray once in a while and run off as soon as they’re done, then the internet can play a big role. A few yrs back I saw a documentary on how some mosques in the US were trying to attract children by offering, other than religious education, other extra curricular activities, sports etc. The sky is the limit my friend.


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“some mosques in the US were trying to attract children by offering, other than religious education, other extra curricular activities, sports etc”

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I’m sorry but that defeats the whole purpose of the masjid.


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In the times of the Holy Prophet Mosques were actually meeting places for Muslisms


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In the times of the Holy Prophet Mosques were actually meeting places for Muslisms
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These are extracts from a hadith maual

"The mosque, being the essential meeting-place of Muslims five times a day, became also a general centre where all important matters relating to the welfare of the Muslim community were transacted and where Muslims gathered together on all important occasions. The Holy Prophet himself (with his wife 'Ā’ishah) witnessed a display with lances given by some Abyssinians in the mosque (b. 19). Hassān ibn Thābit recited in the mosque his poems in defence of the Holy Prophet (h. 20), juridical affairs were also settled ill the mosque (b. 21). A tent was set up for a wounded soldier in the mosque (b. 22). Even a freed handmaid had a tent set up for her in the yard of the Mosque (h. 23). Deputations were received in the mosque and sometimes even lodged there (h. 24). A prisoner who was an idolater was once kept in the mosque (h. 25). On another occasion it served the purpose of the treasury (h. 26). The mosque was thus not only the spiritual centre of Muslims but also their educational, political and social centre, their national centre in a general sense."

Now first of all… in this day and age, there are discrete areas where each of the above matters are dealt with.

And secondly but more importantly… do you really want high speed internet as ‘the’ incentive to lure people into masjids?

[sorry if i sound a bit… arrogant (i should say) but I’m only in the mood for discussion… see where this goes… brainstorming…]


#20

ur arguments are notable but for now its not confirmed whether the Internet will be in the Masjids or the Masjids will only act as distribution points for the speed