"In August, new entrant Spark blitzed the TrueNet UFB fibre results with a sizzling best for International file download speeds to Sydney, along with the quickest times to download both New Zealand and Australian Live webpages. Bigpipe, was easily the best performer for DSL File Download Speed, maintaining hourly peaktime speed to within 99% of the off-peak speed. Our report on upload speed compares fibre performance of ISPs for the first time, with Snap in first place achieving better than 45Mb/s at all times."
Summary version (excluding iiNet since they are an Ozzie ISP)
Best UFB = Spark for least congestion, Spark for fastest webpage downloads
Best VDSL = Orcon for least congestion, Orcon/VF for fastest webpage downloads
Best ADSL = Bigpipe for least Congestion, Bigpipe/Flip for fastest webpage downloads
Worst UFB = Orcon for most congestion, Snap for slowest Webpage downloads
Worst VDSL= Slingshot for most congestion, Spark for slowest webpage downloads
Worst ADSL= Slingshot for most congestion, Vodafone for slowest webpage downloads
(these tests are all for urban broadband, so presumably exclude most conklins, buba connections etc)
The differences between top three don't tend to be very much, but the differences between first and last is quite substantial in most cases.
what do you guys think?