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#10762 9-Dec-2006 16:03
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My son has an English assignment about the Internet Price Wars and the history and future of the internet in NZ and the such. He asked me for help last night and I wondered what I could say. I thought about it in bed last night and came to a conclusion- I'd ask about it at GeekZone (the most knowledgeable and obliging place I know).

So here I am. What do you know about the history and present-times and future of broadband (especially) and internet in NZ?

(Stories, fact, reports - anything is most welcome! Do you know of an interesting PDF about the subject or something like that?)

What I already have:
Wikipedia articles (okay)
iHug presentation from Diprose about ADSL and LLU- that's about all.

What do you know and what can you tell me (or rather, my son)?

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  #55108 9-Dec-2006 18:21
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Well, lets see. I'm currently with Alcatel-Lucent, working in the network operations room here in Hamilton (basically the place where major network events take place, faults, upgrades, etc, of both NZIP and AAPT networks).

I'm not really sure how much I can say... I'll check my confidentiality agreement and get back with more information.

What I will say is that there are some major changes on the way, all of which are good for the customer. We've come a long way over the last few years, but by no means are we done yet.

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  #55109 9-Dec-2006 18:22
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These sites might jog memories  wlug internet history and Keith Newman's telco history



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  #55146 10-Dec-2006 13:37
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wlug turned out ot be very useful. Thanks for that link. Also, so did Keith Newman.
That covers the history part of things quite nicely.

I'm still on the lookout for anything and everything though, sespecially about the things causing the price wars, etc. So, keep it coming guys!

Thanks for your help so far.

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