mattbush:freitasm: Oh, my! I think Mr Fry is living in the wrong planet then. And everyone else...
Almost 50 per cent of UK suffers from super slow broadband.
you seem to have it for Mr Fry....
You are I believe on probably on one the fastest home broadband plans available, so are probably unable to understand what the average(non cable) user has to put up with.
I am an online gamer and I know how bad my friends have it on adsl compared to my cable.
80% of NZ homes have access to DSL sync speed of 10Mbps at the gate. This was a figure that Telecom/Chorus had to build their FTTN network for as it was a Govt mandated requirement. Truenet's probles show the average NZ connection is now around 9.5Mbps.
The simple reality is you can no longer blame the network infrastructure for NZ having "slow" broadband. The vast majority of issues for consumer are either end user problems (terrible modem, poor internal house wiring) or ISP issues (insuffient bandwidth).
ADSL's main limitation is the lack of Annex M support due to the seeming inability of those concerned to develop a NZ spectrum plan.