Few Ordinary Broadband Service Providers in Pakistan

Let’s welcome Mohammad Ali Raza, who has joined ProPakistani as a writer. Ali is a security expert, and keenly eyes and manages security for countless web applications for Europian and US companies.

These days, I am facing tons of troubles, like many of you, while using internet. This is due to the reason that my broadband service provider, including other very well reputed ISPs (Internet Service Provider) are not doing there jobs like they are supposed to offer quality and in-expensive service and freedom.
By freedom I mean these ISPs block various ports, hence people like me who frequently use port forwarding face issues.

When your internet goes down, you normally call them – and they come up with same story “Sir we are working on the issue or we are upgrading our system” etc, I suppose they lie on this!
Problem with these type service providers is that they don’t have good man power – they don’t pay good salaries to their employees and eventually their customers suffer.

Some months back my broadband service provider was down when I had suggested them cleanup their virus, on which they replied “Sir we have experts, who are working on this” – and you will be amazed to know that they we saw internet blackout for 2 week before their debugged the issue. This service provider was Fariya, well known service provider in Gulshan area Karachi. This issue was caused by a worm that attacked Domain Name System (DNS) configuration. I have seen other service providers like CITY, WCN, Multi-Net etc, facing same worm attack, and they too remained down for good amount of time.

Small service provider are good and in-expensive then bigger ones out there, they ask you less but give you freedom to do what ever you want like they don’t block torrents p2p other applications and some sites, I didn’t mean about porn here like big companies have porn filter but my 14 years brother can bypass those poor filter which cost broadband people a lot of $$$.