It is my belief that here in NZ, we suffer from over-subscription of broadband services in a lot of urban areas, and thus - poor speeds. Now that large segments of our cities are having xDSL migrated from area exchanges to roadside cabinets, raw connection speeds should not be a problem.
Perhaps Slingshot could comment on whether there is a problem with wholesale bandwidth in/out of some (if not most) of our exchanges, and what difficulties are faced delivering consistent service to subscribers.
Speedtest on my Slingshot Unlimited plan - Chartwell, Hamilton @ 7:45pm
2 weeks ago, I could barely get 2mbit through Telstra - :(