I have just moved from South Africa (Cape Town) to Auckland about a month ago, and its time to get my broadband sorted at home. I have been doing my normal homework in terms of reading comments and feedback from various ISP clients. I am looking at getting VDSL at my home premises, and I was going to go with Snap or Maxnet after reading all the positive things clients had to say. However due to poor data cap limits (50gig) + VDSL coverage in my area, I am looking at alternative options.
For my needs I would love the following options from a ISP :
- VDSL support/coverage
- Decent latency for online gaming
- The ability to have interleaving switched on/off should I wish to have it done, I understand not all ISP's offer it here.
- Although I don't consider myself a heavy downloader, with more and more devices requiring internet connectivity for streaming + gaming + patches, I don't think anything under 100 Gigs a month would be sufficient. Xbox360 / PS3 (4 incoming soon) / Steam. Chewing through 50 gigs a month would go pretty quick.
- Good performance for online streaming devices like eg. Roku3 / boxee box devices.
- Decent options in terms of VDSL modems (wireless AC would be great)
Back in South Africa uncapped internet seems to be the norm, so when I arrived here, I was quite surprised to see the limited number of ISP's offering uncapped internet, and even the ones that do offer it, I have been reading very bad feedback on performance due to throttling, rate limiting, QoS implemented on the core routers.
One ISP that has caught my attention is "Full flavour Media" ... I see they offer uncapped/unmetered VDSL at a very reasonable price, so I would love to hear comments from fellow forumites that have used them (or use them currently) on performance / throughput / latency results. Whats the catch ? :-)
It does sound like they cater more for SME's and businesses, so I am not sure if they are targeting residential clients like myself.
Any information / feedback would be greatly appreciated...