TimA: Chorus wouldn't do anything intentionally to make a connection worse. Assuming that is ludicrous.
While I'm not unhappy with my current 5.55Mbps download and 0.69Mbps upload, if I have my calculations right, Chorus are proposing to reduce my download speed by a factor of more than 20x (to just 250 kilobits per second) which is going back to dialup days. Unless they can offer me at least VDSL I'll be stuck with this relatively slow connection forever.
DigiDog: Would you care to enlighten me?
[Edit: I see you've now updated your post thanks]
Are you saying that during busy times with loads of other people sharing my ISP connection, that I won't see any downgrade in service at all?
I find it interesting that they are proposing to "manage" the network down, so that user experience WILL decline. It also states that Basic UBA ATM handovers are already managed in this manner albeit at a pitiful 75kbps rate that they are proposing to increase to 150kbps.
quickymart: As I asked earlier, do you have a "plan b" if nothing comes of your petition?
The community-led meeting, supported by Labour's ICT spokeswoman Clare Curran, will thrash out solutions to improving internet speeds and reliability in Outram, a rural community near Mosgiel on the outskirts of Dunedin, after residents' agitation on poor connectivity.
“Recently, Outram residents launched a petition calling on Parliament to urge to Government to include Outram into the Ultra-Fast Broadband project," Curran said. The petition was delivered to the Office of the Clerk of the House and was be tabled in Parliament.
Curran said of the 708 people currently living in Outram 367 signed this petition.
I do believe people should chip in though. My feeling is Chorus should upgrade the cabinet and the charge a rural connection fee appropriate.