raytaylor: If anyone wants to look at the average uncapped usage of the average NZ household is, why not just ask slingshot?
I know i can download torrents at line speed (1.7 mBytes per second), they cache EVERYTHING including video, youtube, torrents, p2p, so its all super fast.
And when you are downloading something uncached from an international source, its fast anyway because of all the leftover bandwidth they have from not needing to serve content directly.
So basically there is a model in place right now that we can refer to - just ask a whole bunch of uni students who have their flat hooked up to slingshot AYCE and see what their usage is.
On slingshots behalf, the AYCE system was a huge gamble that i think is paying off well. They must have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the caching systems and i wouldnt be surprised if the call plus business centre is just one big giant squid cache.
you can't, because that won't be the average. It will be the subset of people who desire shedloads of data but aren't wiling to pay for it. In other words, the average for slingshots AYCE plan will be skewed significantly upwards from the true average if everybody was uncapped.
Better to look at average usage for countries where every provider (or nearly every provider) has unlimited plans and see the average there. We've alreayd done that in this thread and turns out the raverage isn't all that high - 20-30GB, and if you were to remove the vampires from that average then it is probably closer to 15GB, which is roughtly the NZ average anyway.