Gigglebit: the first honest cable company

20 Jun 2014

Image via Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we bring you this strikingly honest parody advertisement from Your Local High Speed Internet & Cable Provider. While this has been made for a US audience, we in Ireland can surely sympathise with issues such as poor customer support, vague appointment times and service that doesn’t deliver what was promised. (Be warned: with brutal honesty comes a touch of NSFW language!)


Cable confusion image by Ljupco Smokovski via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.