Broadband has changed alot of things with the online scene here in Malaysia. Without broadband, websites such as this simply would not exist. People would continue to refer to magazines and the auto pullouts in newspapers as surfing for car news (or rather ANYTHING) online on 56k dial-up modems would be a seriously draggy experience.

I remember in the 90s, building a website involved making everything as small and fast loading as possible. Images had to be highly compressed, resulting in reduced clarity. It was insane to wait for a high resolution wallpaper of a really nice car to load. And internet was charged by the minute! I was paying far more back in the 90s for internet access than what I am paying now.Now we can have high resolution photos and even video streaming, which are regular content features over here at this blog. Our ‘sister publication or rather TV show’ Driven can also be streamed online in case you missed an episode on 8TV.

And then came mobile broadband. Which was slow, but when 3G came along true comfortably speedy mobile broadband was a reality. And this completely changed the experience of people like us whose job involved reporting fast and accurately. After a car launch, both Danny and I can immediately head to the nearest cafe preferably with a power socket, hook up our 3G broadband dongle and upload the news.

Basically broadband has encouraged online content consumption and we have broadband to thank for this site even existing. If you would like to get your own 3G mobile broadband, you can check out the PC Fair this weekend. Celcom is having some pretty godo promotions including a limited edition World of Football 2010 pack.

Celcom Broadband Packages:

  • Broadband Basic – RM68 a month*
  • Broadband Advance – RM98 a month*
  • Celcom Broadband Basic/Advance + USB Modem + HP Netbook at RM888 (RRP RM1199)*
  • Celcom Broadband Basic/Advance + USB Modem + Wireless Gateway at RM350 (RRP RM499)*
  • Celcom Broadband Advance + USB Modem + Wireless Gateway at RM139 a month*

*12 months contract period, RM100 registration fee

The Celcom Broadband Limited Edition World of Football 2010 USB Modem Pack consists of a Limited edition World of Football 2010 USB Modem, a 1GB Soccer Boot USB thumbdrive keychain and a miniature ball.

You also stand a chance to win this specially ‘skinned’ Perodua Myvi SE Automatic or a similiarly skinned Modenas CT100 motorcycle.

If you surf your favorite websites mainly at the office you may want to get a broadband package only for your weekend usage. In that case you can purchase a Celcom Broadband Prepaid Pack with preloaded credit of RM20. Then 24 hour unlimited internet charges are RM6 or you can also buy a weekly pass which is RM20 per week. You can use the prepaid pack to try out Celcom Broadband and see if you like it.

This is an advertorial to support a sponsor’s promotional event.

Look after the jump for the full PC Fair 2010 schedule and a PDF brochure of the PC Fair promotion. There’s one in the Klang Valley this weekend at the KL Convention Center.

2 – 4 APRIL 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor
Dewan 2010, Kangar, Perlis
Village Mall, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Batu Pahat Mall, Batu Pahat, Johor

8 – 10 APRIL 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

9 – 11 APRIL 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), Penang
Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka

16 – 18 APRIL 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang
Dewan Perbandaran Taiping, Taiping, Perak
Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, Kluang, Johor

30 APRIL – 2 MAY 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar, Johor
Permata Car Park, Kuching, Sarawak
Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre, Sibu, Sarawak
Dewan Masyarakat, Sandakan, Sabah

7 MAY – 9 MAY 2010 (11:00am – 9:00pm)
Dewan Merdeka, Seri Manjung, Perak
Dewan Suarah, Bintulu, Sarawak
Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri, Sarawak
1 Borneo, LG Car Park Exhibition Hall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Dewan Masyarakat, Tawau, Sabah