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  Reply # 1943643 19-Jan-2018 16:52
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Linux: I wonder how many customers will think their Wi-Fi will speed up? lol

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It will. The newspaper said so. You just can't handle the truthtongue-out


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  Reply # 1943658 19-Jan-2018 17:03
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Linux: I wonder how many customers will think their Wi-Fi will speed up? lol

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It will. The newspaper said so. You just can't handle the truthtongue-out

 

 

well bugger...  i think it's time to direct all slow speed queries @Talkiet's way :P





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  Reply # 1943662 19-Jan-2018 17:09
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I dunno, it will definitely speed up ADSL so @hio77 should deal with those :P




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  Reply # 1943756 19-Jan-2018 19:46
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I am hoping the increased competition will see our monthly fees reduce. We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.


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  Reply # 1943764 19-Jan-2018 20:01
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We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.

 

 

Do we? I thought it was a trivial part of the bill.


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  Reply # 1943787 19-Jan-2018 20:31
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I am hoping the increased competition will see our monthly fees reduce. We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.

 



Well, I pay $129 (incl GST) per mouth (with $300 signing bonus on 12 month term) for Vodafone Fiber Max plan.

$65 (+GST) of this is Choruses take, so more than half my fee goes that way, international costs must be a much smaller chunk. 


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alliao:

 

extra capacity and redundancy and apparently this have even lower ping though not by a huge margin I imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

yet the article claims.

 

 

 

- In technical terms, the Southern Cross Cable will remain the fastest link between NZ and the US with a latency or "lag" of 63 milliseconds, versus Hawaiki's 127ms on the same route.

 

 

 

 

i asked Hawaiki Cable directly if the stuff article was accurate

 

 

 

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"No it¹s not. Journalist forgot to multiply by 2 the SX figures as it should be a round-trip time."

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1943800 19-Jan-2018 20:54
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Pumpedd:

I am hoping the increased competition will see our monthly fees reduce. We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.



Say whatttttt?

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  Reply # 1943811 19-Jan-2018 21:35
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It means faster, better, higher definition cute kitten videos for everyone.

 


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  Reply # 1943840 20-Jan-2018 06:58
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I am hoping the increased competition will see our monthly fees reduce. We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.


It give ME hope when I see the ichild-like nnocence of hope. It makes me sad to think that, one day, a grinding realization will creep across another consciousness: the price of internet never goes down.




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  Reply # 1943843 20-Jan-2018 08:05
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Pumpedd:

 

I am hoping the increased competition will see our monthly fees reduce. We all know the highest part of our internet bill is international band width.

 

 

International bandwidth makes up a small percentage of an internet bill.

 

 


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Geez guys. Just visit the US and you'll have full respect for NZ internet. Honestly... We are not even badly priced.







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Geez guys. Just visit the US and you'll have full respect for NZ internet. Honestly... We are not even badly priced.

 

 

Look at Australia....not sure what their prices are but their new NFB or w/e its called seems to be mainly 50/10.


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  Reply # 1943947 20-Jan-2018 11:20
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What about pricing though (since you mention it)?

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  Reply # 1943959 20-Jan-2018 12:02
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As for pricing, I was paying approx $64 per month for Jetstart ADSL. Which was speed capped to 128K both up and down. And that was a fast connection compared to dial-up. I also had to separately purchase an ADSL modem as that was before ISPs started giving away free modems.

Yet now for not much more you can get UFB. And adjusting for inflation, that $64 is $87 in today's money. And you can get 100/20 UFB with unlimited data for less than $87.

And my original figure doesn't include line rental, which was still mandatory at the time. Allowing another $30 for that takes today's price to $128 per month. So internet access is actually cheaper today, definitely in inflation adjusted terms. And in some cases even without adjusting for inflation. And the internet also happens to be way faster.





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