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  Reply # 1143894 29-Sep-2014 23:19
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sbiddle:It was actually possible with wholesale xDSL in the very early days in NZ before anybody understood the concept of how to design a network properly.


Ah yes, ala the old jetstream games realm ... those were the days

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  Reply # 1143904 30-Sep-2014 04:02
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hamish225:
ReckITT:
hamish225:
ReckITT: i could'nt agree more..haha. but it is how it is.

Back home, i could use any ISP and multiple on 1 line. So each PC in the house could have their preferred Bandwidth.


where are you from originally and what service type was it, out of curiosity?


Im from South Africa. and the way it works there is. You buy a phone line for a number and an ADSL line speed up to 40mb depending on area. And then you buy your ISP bandwidth from any supplier of your choice. So if 3 people in the home wanted to use 3 different bandwidth packages at three different ISP companies we could all use it on the same line. But the line speed installed would be shared with the PCs while using the same line. 

So eg. My parents had a capped account of 10gb. And i had my own unlimited which i paid seperatly and did'nt need to pay for a phone or ADSL line, cause my parents were paying for the one installed all ready.



interesting, I didn't even know that was possible!


I wonder if in SA the connection is handed off to a layer 2 network that has different PPPoE servers running from different ISP's at the same exchange.

I've had a little mess around with multiple PPPoE servers and running different sessions from different PC's on the same Layer 2 network. I didn't like the somewhat limited encryption quality with PPPoE.

I decided everything on the same Layer-2 network is too messy and routed right up to the end device is the safest option to keep broadcast storms away from my main router.


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  Reply # 1143942 30-Sep-2014 08:10
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PhantomNVD: Well looking into what's available in South Africa these days really helps me appreciate what NZ has for (most) of its population here... Poor TimA on his 69Mb VDSL... Lol :)


That M-web plan page made my head hurt. I had a bit of a hysterical lol at R3,500 for uncapped full speed VDSL. WTAF.




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  Reply # 1144439 30-Sep-2014 18:15
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PhantomNVD: Well looking into what's available in South Africa these days really helps me appreciate what NZ has for (most) of its population here... Poor TimA on his 69Mb VDSL... Lol :)


That M-web plan page made my head hurt. I had a bit of a hysterical lol at R3,500 for uncapped full speed VDSL. WTAF.


Am I reading that right? Would that be around $380.00 - $400.00 NZD? Can we start showing this to every monkey customer that pays "A lot of money" for their internet connection?

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