I've just moved to NZ from the UK and signed up to Snap Internet. I've been looking at my line data recently to try to understand why my latencies are quite high. Now I know that I'm being tunneled to Christchurch before either going back to Auckland or international, but that doesn't explain why NZ TF2 servers are giving me latencies of around 90ms. I was used to 40ms connections in the UK to other UK game servers, even those that where 600 miles away. My line is rather old but the data given by the router indicates that it is an 'ok' quality but I am at the end of the line pretty much as my attentuation is quite high.
Also, I traced a route to a local Auckland server which was 157ms which I thought was quite bad. Do snap have any other data centres, or just the one down in Christchurch?
Does anybody else have the same problem? Its kinda annoying as it does ruin some online games when they've all got 20-40ms latencies to the same server...
Thanks in advance and sorry for the possible ramble... I'm still new to NZ internet infrastructure!