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nztim

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#279858 13-Nov-2020 00:48
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Knew this was coming but just heard this merger has become official, ending another era of small independent RSPs

I worked there from 1998 to 2006 and saw lots of technological change starting with 28k8 modems (24 of them in a rack), then 33k6 - we were too far from the exchange to be reliable so a PCM circuit was installed (which would have cost thousands back then) - The final upgrade was 56k delivered over an PRA circuit into an Cisco AS5300 - Radius was not popular back then, I remember using TACAS+ for authentication.

Most people were on Windows95 when I started but there were still a few Window 3.11 around,
battling to get Trumpet Winsock to play nice was a favourite past time.

Before ADSL was even a thing we were installing wireless broadband all round Hamilton - In those days each install cost us round $1500-$2000 worth of equipment - We had little competition with Walker Wireless, GoLive & later Wired Country being the only others in that market.

When ADSL came along most corporate customers initially stayed on Wireless. Data back then on ADSL was hellishly expensive - The migration from home users from dialup to ADSL was slow.

We did lose a bit of our customer base to i4free which provided free internet by passing on terminating charges between Telecom and Clear Communications.

Bandwidth started out with a 1.6mbps wireless link to the Waikato University, followed by a 2mbps DDS circuit, and finally a 10mbps FX circuit, which was what was used up until my departure.

Another thing I remember doing was bonding dialup connections using linux with the PPP Multilink protocol where DSL or a wireless connection was not possible.

To Kiwi Internet, good luck and look after the SatLan customers. Some have been customers before I started working there.




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  #2603153 13-Nov-2020 07:58
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I was one of the three owners of GoLive.. We sold to Wired Country (Counties Power) in the early 2000's..

 

I was chuffed to see our name mentioned :-)

 

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  #2603154 13-Nov-2020 08:02
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danielparker:

I was one of the three owners of GoLive.. We sold to Wired Country (Counties Power) in the early 2000's..


I was chuffed to see our name mentioned :-)


Daniel



Hi Daniel! long time no hear! Hows Rob these days?




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  #2603180 13-Nov-2020 09:20
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Wow a few memories there, I was working at what was Paradise way back in 1999 and remember a lot of that! :)


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