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  Reply # 965456 12-Jan-2014 13:39
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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


Personally I think this will be hard to beat as the dumbest post of 2014. Congrats, it's only January.

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  Reply # 965463 12-Jan-2014 13:43
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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.


HAHAHA... most "high speed" broadband here is ADSL1!
Lucky there's cable in a few places. and you pay thru the nose for 30/1 or 100/2

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 965486 12-Jan-2014 14:14
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Well, I am just an ordinary 30/10 fibre connectee (new word!) with free national calls and I am happy paying $75/mth. I just don't feel ripped off.

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  Reply # 965565 12-Jan-2014 17:04
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Whats more, in NZ you buy 10Mb/s upload speed and get it, the Australians are struggling to deliver upload speeds of 2Mb/s on 100Mb/s cable and as they only get ADSL1 the upload speeds are always as low as you can go and be broadband.

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  Reply # 965568 12-Jan-2014 17:14
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Klipspringer: 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.




Nah, then you get people coming here and complaining about why their internet is "slower than advertised" or "so slow"!




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  Reply # 965569 12-Jan-2014 17:15
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Hammerer: 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.


10 Years and only 23 posts so far? ;)




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  Reply # 965601 12-Jan-2014 18:31
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JohnButt: Whats more, in NZ you buy 10Mb/s upload speed and get it, the Australians are struggling to deliver upload speeds of 2Mb/s on 100Mb/s cable and as they only get ADSL1 the upload speeds are always as low as you can go and be broadband.

I used an Optus cable connection in melbourne that was 50/2 i think. It could speedtest that fast, but real world performance was shocking and typical of ADSL1 rates.

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  Reply # 965617 12-Jan-2014 18:35
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As a rural user I do feel quite ripped off. we pay more for a fraction of the speeds anyone else in NZ would get

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  Reply # 965620 12-Jan-2014 18:42
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JohnButt: Whats more, in NZ you buy 10Mb/s upload speed and get it, the Australians are struggling to deliver upload speeds of 2Mb/s on 100Mb/s cable and as they only get ADSL1 the upload speeds are always as low as you can go and be broadband.

I used an Optus cable connection in melbourne that was 50/2 i think. It could speedtest that fast, but real world performance was shocking and typical of ADSL1 rates.


We have a small number of Australian Cable probes - and they would agree :-(

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  Reply # 965625 12-Jan-2014 18:48
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bakewells5856: As a rural user I do feel quite ripped off. we pay more for a fraction of the speeds anyone else in NZ would get


You [generally] have a choice of where you live though. Each area has it's pros and cons. For example, if you choose to live in Auckland, then property (purchase and rental) is going to cost you significantly more than the equivalent in a rural area. Broadband connectivity is the opposite - generally less expensive in an urban area. It's up to you to choose where you live, knowing the pros and cons of each area.

Wherever you live, some things will cost more, some will cost less.

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  Reply # 965633 12-Jan-2014 19:01
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eXDee:
JohnButt: Whats more, in NZ you buy 10Mb/s upload speed and get it, the Australians are struggling to deliver upload speeds of 2Mb/s on 100Mb/s cable and as they only get ADSL1 the upload speeds are always as low as you can go and be broadband.

I used an Optus cable connection in melbourne that was 50/2 i think. It could speedtest that fast, but real world performance was shocking and typical of ADSL1 rates.


We have a small number of Australian Cable probes - and they would agree :-(


Very much so!

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bakewells5856: As a rural user I do feel quite ripped off. we pay more for a fraction of the speeds anyone else in NZ would get


You [generally] have a choice of where you live though. Each area has it's pros and cons. For example, if you choose to live in Auckland, then property (purchase and rental) is going to cost you significantly more than the equivalent in a rural area. Broadband connectivity is the opposite - generally less expensive in an urban area. It's up to you to choose where you live, knowing the pros and cons of each area.

Wherever you live, some things will cost more, some will cost less.


plus you're paying for data not speed :P




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  Reply # 965635 12-Jan-2014 19:07
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bakewells5856: As a rural user I do feel quite ripped off. we pay more for a fraction of the speeds anyone else in NZ would get


Why do you feel ripped off? You've got internet faster than 97% of all Australians even if you're connected to a Conklin. Also, it's your choice to live rural, if you want faster internet then move :)




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bakewells5856: As a rural user I do feel quite ripped off. we pay more for a fraction of the speeds anyone else in NZ would get


Why do you feel ripped off? You've got internet faster than 97% of all Australians even if you're connected to a Conklin. Also, it's your choice to live rural, if you want faster internet then move :)

Faster than 97% of australians from a conklin has to be hyperbole. Those things are horrendous =/
But for anyone on newer RBI equipment, then your statement might be true!



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  Reply # 965654 12-Jan-2014 19:25
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Hammerer:
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.


10 Years and only 23 posts so far? ;)


My computer and browesr were too old and wouldn't work with the forum software (still doesn't with the "fancy" posting system), but I recently installed a newer, although still ancient, version of Mac OS X and browser. Plus, I forgot about it for a while and being on a dial-up connection means I only have a limited amount of time and too many places to visit. :-)

As for the topic, I was only posting what I read in today's newspaper.

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