cyril7: This issue has been a major issue for schools on the Coast, until a month back when Spark added backhaul into the region there were no others, so even though the MoE had paid Chorus to connect every school on the coast to fibre, they could use it for nothing.
That's crazy. Not surprising that they'd plough all that money into something and not have anyone to use it, but it's still crazy.
sbiddle: If you don't want to deal with NZ's two biggest players then you'd better start looking at ADSL2+ or VDSL2 availability...
I'll deal with Spark. Last time we just cancelled the order after they screwed up three times in a week. I'm not going anywhere near Vodafone though, because when things started to go wrong we were stuck without service or partial service for long periods, without the ability to leave.