I am seeing over and over so called technology experts writing about how VDSL is so much more expensive and its $20 more because Chorus just want to make lots of money. If you look at Snap's pricing as it is the only reasonably priced ISP offering VDSL it is $25 more but their pricing is already pretty sharp anyway so compared to Telecoms offering for example its pretty much the same except you get 3 X downloads and 10 X upload so I think Chorus and the ISP is well within their rights to charge $25 more a month. Its not like going to ADSL2 from ADSL as that was only a small bump in technology and inline with technology getting better over time. VDSL may share some common traits but is far and above a better technology and we could have half of the connections in NZ on 100Mb tomorrow if the latest VDSL technology was used. Why did Telecom bother to invest in VDSL line cards in the first place if only a fraction of the connections who could use it tomorrow don't? Then you have the head of TUANZ offering up this garbage.
"Except there are very few VDSL sellers out there and worse, the data caps are so incredibly low. It would cost hundreds of dollars a month more to connect to a VDSL port, for no apparent reason".
Paul knows his stuff why is writing such false statements? UFB speeds are here today on copper we should be using it as its going to be here for a while yet.
Its time to get more publicity about the technology and not let false claims about its cost over ADSL stop people from adopting it as Chorus and ISPs will invest if the demand is there.