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  Reply # 323231 26-Apr-2010 20:29
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NonprayingMantis:
quickymart:
codyc1515:
quickymart: Nope, no one else does - and every situation is far to different to just apply a blanket discount.

Seriously, 2 Mb/s isn't exactly dialup speed or anything - there are a LOT of rural customers out there who love to even just get 512k.

See Finland for example, they have just over 5 million in population, and they have a Human Right to have a broadband connection of at least 1 MB/s now and 100 Mb/s by 2015.

Telecom seems to have little care for rural customers, yet they seem to monopolize the market.
A lose-lose situation really.

See: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10374831-2.html


Completely different country, different population distribution, different topography/geography...


actually finland has quite a similar geography and population distribution to NZ.
(lots of other stuff is very different though)


OECD stats show the average household also pays significantly more than NZ for their phone packages based on small, medium and large baskets.

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  Reply # 323265 26-Apr-2010 21:51
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if I read the Farmside website right 2Mbps costs about $125/month on satellite, so maybe your copper's not so bad after all

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