sbiddle: It's very simple really. A standard POTS phoneline costs less in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch than it does everywhere else in NZ. This cost is passed on to customers if you have a phone+internet.
If you have a naked connection the wholesale naked cost is now the same right across the whole country.
These prices are regulated by the Commerce Commission. If you take issue with this pricing they're the people to contact.
johnr: Costs more to serve these customers just like petrol costs more in rural areas
Compare a acre of land cost rural to the city! Do you hear us city folk complaining it's a life style choice
old3eyes: These days it should be one cost for all metro areas..
freitasm: That was back then, when the telcos set the prices and Telecom owned the infrastructure.
Copper prices are now set by the Commerce Commission, Telecom doesn't own the copper, doesn't have any interest on Chorus, so things are very different from six years ago.
Really. I would have thought that servicing a place like Tauranga which is far more compact that Auckland would be cheaper to support.
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
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