(Yet Another Broadband Post)
TLDR: Best consistent speed (900/400 minimum, higher preferred) for less than $150/month?
Currently I'm with 2degrees and been reasonably happy. No major outages, decent service, etc. I'm on the 900/400 plan.
I'm now moving house and 2degrees is offering me "50% off your next bill to resign for 12 months!", which is meh considering new customers get $200 and BigPipe is offering 3 months free ($300! ooooooh).
However, I'm more interested in some technical stuff. The ever knowledgeable Mr Murfy was a great resource when I was looking at broadband 18 months ago, but some things have changed since that post. Spark/BigPipe are peering a bit differently with folks like REANNZ so in theory performance may have changed.
Currently with 2degrees I'm getting (give or take) 300Mb upload at any given time. Sometimes a bit less during peak hours. In a perfect world I'd get 1000/1000 and while I'm not afraid of business plans, I am a little bit afraid of cost (of said business plans). At the moment I'm paying $120/month (with static IP).
I run my own rolled pfsense box and happy to continue doing so if that opens more doors (eg business). Thoughtput from my end shouldn't be a problem.