kiwis:sbiddle:kiwis: Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB
As mentioned above, I suggest you read the several recent threads detailing exactly why this scenario exists and what is changing. These areas will ultimately become UFB areas once network upgrades are complete.
IMHO blaming WxC shows complete ignorance of the BOF issue - without them you wouldn't have internet at your new location.
This does not excuse the cost, once upon a time broadband was dear, now there is so much competition it's cheap as. the same applies to many items in the world - flat screen TV's is another example. Don't let the cooperates tell you the truth in what operating costs are.
I'll bet once others can offer this the price will drop. there is only one reason for it.
If you compare Xnets pricing for their fibre options (which they have an effective monopoly in, since no one else has decided to compete with them) with the pricing of their DSL options (which is a highly competitive market with dozens of competing firms), then you will see that they are very, very similar. Ignoring the underlying costs, this suggests that they are not abusing their market power.
XNet generally operate in a higher-quality, higher-service portion of the market, which their prices reflect.
You might like to note that the XNet price over fibre is lower than Telecom's equivalent total home package over DSL