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  Reply # 178339 17-Nov-2008 12:02
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amorangi: my latency on Vodafone isn't that great - ping times to America of 120ms+.

I'd love to know when it became possible to get latency much better than that to the USA.  You can't change the speed of light.



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  Reply # 178347 17-Nov-2008 12:31
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bender:
amorangi: my latency on Vodafone isn't that great - ping times to America of 120ms+.

I'd love to know when it became possible to get latency much better than that to the USA.  You can't change the speed of light.


My mistake - I meant to Australia. Though you are right: c/4x10^7m = 133ms for a round the world ping in an ideal world - so a 120ms ping to America is pretty good taking into account the switching delays. It's probably as good as you'll get unless they come up with a way to use quantum entanglement to communicate.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 178409 17-Nov-2008 17:24
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I now make 140ms to the USA whereas it used to be always 200+ at the best of times on vodafone.
Of course partly due to this:
I've got Vodafone broadband - can I switch off interleaving for my broadband account?

We want to make sure our broadband service is as reliable as possible for all our customers, so we don't turn interleaving off for individual customers.
If you're a gamer, we recommend you play your online games on a New Zealand or Oceanic server.

Fail at customer choice.

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  Reply # 178426 17-Nov-2008 19:09
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allstarnz: 5 years ago, you could get 3.5mb/s down, 512 up for about $90/month, you can't get anything near that now.


As far as I am aware NZ has never had 512 kb/s upload speed for a home ADSL connections, we have only had 128kb/s

Why has broadband got a little faster, way more expensive, and way less 'bang for your buck'?


Maybe because bandwidth is costly & there are more people on Broadband then every before & the networks are not copping with all the new users, just look at the number of exchanges that are full or overloaded.


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  Reply # 178454 17-Nov-2008 20:36
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stu28:

allstarnz: 5 years ago, you could get 3.5mb/s down, 512 up for about $90/month, you can't get anything near that now.


As far as I am aware NZ has never had 512 kb/s upload speed for a home ADSL connections, we have only had 128kb/s

We did.


Max/Max connections back in the 3.5mbps era was 3.5mbps/512kbps.

For $90/mth on a 3.5mbps/128kbps connection would give you around say 40GB? $90 in this day and age would give way more than that, but the problem is that the majority of customers are within a good range (2km) to get good benefits out of speed increases, but more speed = more cost, and so the rest loose out when ISPs force new plans and so actually pay more for not much of an enhancement.




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  Reply # 178608 18-Nov-2008 16:43
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manhinli:
stu28:

allstarnz: 5 years ago, you could get 3.5mb/s down, 512 up for about $90/month, you can't get anything near that now.


As far as I am aware NZ has never had 512 kb/s upload speed for a home ADSL connections, we have only had 128kb/s

We did.


Max/Max connections back in the 3.5mbps era was 3.5mbps/512kbps.


I dont think so Undecided

At least with Xtra / Telcome it was 3.5mbps/128kbps.

I know we had 192 kbps upload back in the jetstream days....


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  Reply # 178609 18-Nov-2008 16:55
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stu28:
manhinli:
stu28:

allstarnz: 5 years ago, you could get 3.5mb/s down, 512 up for about $90/month, you can't get anything near that now.


As far as I am aware NZ has never had 512 kb/s upload speed for a home ADSL connections, we have only had 128kb/s

We did.


Max/Max connections back in the 3.5mbps era was 3.5mbps/512kbps.


I dont think so Undecided

At least with Xtra / Telcome it was 3.5mbps/128kbps.

I know we had 192 kbps upload back in the jetstream days....


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  Reply # 179440 22-Nov-2008 16:21
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Heh, I signed up with Ihug in november 1995 also :D
Unfortunately I am unable to switch away from vodafone with there crappy plans: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=49&topicid=28198

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