I have Xnet Fusion Naked DSL and am unhappy with international connection speeds during busy times. I am on their pay per megabyte plan, NOT the Torrent option.
I have a good physical line which has always synced at max with every ISP I have had (currently 7616 Kbps). In the mornings it's blazing at a real world 6 or more Mbps when testing with speedtest.net even when connecting to USA coastal servers (New York, San Fransisco, LA). The VFX VoIP is also superb.
The problem is in the evening. I get speeds dropping to under 1Mbps (although testing on NZ servers is still fast). This translates to a real world situation where I cannot stream video such as flash (including youtube) and Quicktime without significant rebuffering delays.
I have spoken to support and been on other threads in the WXC forums and have come to learn that this is just the way it is with Xnet at present. To me this lack of peak time performance does not meet my needs, so I'm considering biting the bullet and paying more for a better quality of service. I would prefer to keep with a Naked DSL service if possible.
My challenge is to find another Naked DSL provider that has acceptable (I don't need super blazing speeds: just sufficient for streaming media) speeds. I gather from perusing forums that Xnet is not the only ISP where peak time performance is poor. I don't want the hassle of switching if I'm not going to resolve the performance issue. These are other providers I'm aware of:
Orcon (if you can get onto thewir ADSL2+ network which I cannot).
All Talk Communications
Snap (seen a forum indicating similar problems to mine on Xnet here too)
Slingshot (I gather they shape traffic after a certain amount of data has been passed through or something. Lots on it in their forum)
I'd like to hear some feedback from memebrs about performance on these ISPs particularly at peak times and with Naked DSL. Any comments would be appreciated