NewNZISP:timmmay: Another ISP? The market seems pretty saturated. You have two big players (telecom, vodafone) and a bunch of smaller ones (Snap, BigPipe, Orcon, Slingshot, Actrix) plus at least half a dozen I know little or nothing about.
How are you going to differentiate yourselves? Price? I suspect you'll find it difficult to undercut the existing ISPs by enough to make people switch, and if you can either bandwidth or service will suffer.
My priorities are: reliable service, reasonable costs (but $10 or $20 is irrelevant), good customer service, good peering. TC/Vodafone lost a customer of many years due to poor peering and poor service.
I wish you luck, I think you'll need it.
I totally understand and yep agree with you in regards to the market is saturated, but what we have found are a lot of ISP's are slow to move on technologies.
IPV6 is the future and we are building an infrastructure for that.
As soon as chorus drops prices we will pass that onto our customers, either by features, new services even cutting costs!
are you aware that the chorus costs may not drop in the way you envisage? read all about Chorus' new 'Boost HD' plans.
IPv6 is such a marginal thing, with basically no benefits to the customer as of right now (5 years time, yes, but not now), investing in that is pretty silly IMO when you could be spending that money on something more relevant to today - like more bandwidth, UFB handovers etc
Sure, you'll get a few geeks who want to tinker (but they will likely be on Snap, who do IPv6 anyway, so it's not much of a differentiator vs them) but nobody else will care or even know what the hell IPv6 is.