I'm in christchurch but my house was built after telstra put in their cable, we still get the cheaper rental from everyone so i have nothing to complain about.

I remember being really annoyed at telstra when i was younger because we were on our crappy little 3.5Mbps adsl line and telstra had a service that was many megabits faster but they refused to expand their network, i couldn't and still can't for the life of me figure out why they didn't do it sooner because now it's way too late.

not that it matters now though, they have since been overtaken by dsl since they don't limit the speed of that now.