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Topic # 138649 12-Jan-2014 12:22
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Something we already knew from today's Herald on Sunday ...

Costly internet
New Zealand's broadband internet services are among the most expensive
in the 34-nation OECD. New rankings show the country's cheapest plans are
the seventh most exepensive, and high-end plans are among the dearest.
Internet New Zealand chief Jordan Carter said planned changes should
improve prices.


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  Reply # 965398 12-Jan-2014 12:41
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Here we go again

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  Reply # 965400 12-Jan-2014 12:42
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I really question the credibility of the OECD and where and how they obtain figures.




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  Reply # 965401 12-Jan-2014 12:43
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The OECD also still uses data from sep 2012 when showing that apparently Nz has no unlimited data plans. It was wrong then and is still wrong now.

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  Reply # 965406 12-Jan-2014 12:45
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johnr: Here we go again



It's quite sad isn't it!..................that the company you work for is partly responsible for the high broadband prices

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  Reply # 965408 12-Jan-2014 12:49
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Fast internet comes at a cost unfortunately. Overall NZ is very well placed when it comes to our broadband speeds.

IMO I think the costs are just right. What ISP's in NZ should look at doing though is implementing slower speed connections for those that think its too expensive. Ie, plans for like $29 per month, standard broadband 1.5Mbit/s.



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  Reply # 965417 12-Jan-2014 12:54
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Buzz Bumble, I hope you got a badge for this post. :)

This Herald article Broadband and phone prices decline (23/12/2013) came out a week before you got your 10 year badge - congrats.

The full report is on the Commerce Commission website.

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  Reply # 965428 12-Jan-2014 13:11
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gregmcc:
johnr: Here we go again



It's quite sad isn't it!..................that the company you work for is partly responsible for the high broadband prices


If kiwis are being so ripped off then I highly recommend you start your own isp with unlimited broadband for $10 and really take thosebig nasty isps with my employer included to task and show them what's what. I wish you all the best with your endeavour.

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  Reply # 965430 12-Jan-2014 13:18
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or move to Australia and enjoy the ADSL2 over there

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  Reply # 965436 12-Jan-2014 13:23
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nathan: or move to Australia and enjoy the ADSL2 over there


Bahahaa adsl2 in Australia... funniest joke I heard in a while. Most high speed broadband there is cable. Very little adsl2+ or vdsl.

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  Reply # 965439 12-Jan-2014 13:25
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you get my point I think, we don't have it so bad here after all. The grass is always greener and all that

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  Reply # 965441 12-Jan-2014 13:25
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NonprayingMantis: The OECD also still uses data from sep 2012 when showing that apparently Nz has no unlimited data plans. It was wrong then and is still wrong now.


I came here to say this. I've got the release from the InternetNZ and they say the OECD data is from September 2012, but treat it like January 2014 = September 2012. We all know it's very different now.





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  Reply # 965444 12-Jan-2014 13:26
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nathan: or move to Australia and enjoy the ADSL2 over there


Go compare Telstra adsl prices with telecom. Go on. Report back here with what you find,

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plambrechtsen:
nathan: or move to Australia and enjoy the ADSL2 over there


Bahahaa adsl2 in Australia... funniest joke I heard in a while. Most high speed broadband there is cable. Very little adsl2+ or vdsl.


Exactly they all have the NBN you know, that lovely fibre stuff :)

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  Reply # 965453 12-Jan-2014 13:34
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cyril7:
plambrechtsen:
nathan: or move to Australia and enjoy the ADSL2 over there


Bahahaa adsl2 in Australia... funniest joke I heard in a while. Most high speed broadband there is cable. Very little adsl2+ or vdsl.


Exactly they all have the NBN you know, that lovely fibre stuff :)

Cyril


Yeah... they are rocking the FTTN now since that nasty NBN / FTTP aka the aussie UFB thingie was costing too much money and now the Australian government is pitching in some cash to get Telstra to build it. Now which company in which country started doing that back in 2008?

What NZ needs is a higher wage economy and then we would be rocking it.

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