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Topic # 10253 12-Nov-2006 16:15
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My local nzdsl speedtest shows some reasonable results (around 300-400kbps) according to xtra as this is all they require to be broadband (greater than 256k) when ringing their support. I am on Go large. But having every other HTML page having errors (pictures not being shown, 404s) and downloads incredibly slow I decided to look towards international speedtest sites, since most of our traffic comes overseas and got these results from http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 76 kbps (9.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 109 kbps (13.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

Should these results be counted for when talking about what broadband is in New Zealand?
Sure thing my local traffic within new zealand is reasonable but how bout these results?

I have been on Adventure Pro and encountered no such difficulties.
Where can we find updates of Telecoms Progress into actually making use of their traffic management, seems like Everyone is subject to being throttled down at this rate. I am not a leecher and use the internet to watch foreign news, subscribing to them accordingly. I have not been able to watch any of these in this case. Does anyone else have these slow speedtests?


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  Reply # 52231 13-Nov-2006 22:41
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Yes

International traffic is very slow on Go Large Plan.


Especially after 4pm, it goes down to 1kbps lower than even dial-ups.

I really wish to know whether TNZ actually throttled international traffic per plan basis or per user basis as they told so.

Or are the other plans also slow as Go Large nowadays?


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Reply # 52232 13-Nov-2006 23:02
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There is already a thread for discussing Go large speed tests. Please keep related content in there. 

HTTP 404 is page not found. This is a error typically generated when the file that you are requesting on the server does not exist. 

What is an interesting question (brought up by the op) though is:
Should these results be counted for when talking about what broadband is in New Zealand?
 




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