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Topic # 30951 26-Feb-2009 23:25
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Some interesting plans and pricing for FTH in Australian from Internode.  Could be a good indicator of what would be possible in the NZ market from FTH plans:

Remember to mentally increase the prices by ~1.27 since they are in $AUD, eg: $69 AUD would be around $87 NZD

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  Reply # 198308 27-Feb-2009 00:19
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I don't think you can compare AU's FTTH prices with what we may get, since that one for instance is a private network is it not? Therefore there's no competition (except for xDSL). Our FTTH will be an open network...

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  Reply # 198309 27-Feb-2009 00:28
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interesting that they are offering as asynchronous connections. i assume that the upload speeds are the minimum they can offer in order to provide the corresponding download speeds.  i guess they are trying to differentiate residential versus business offerings?  on the plus side, at least they don't charge for uploads and also offer unmetered content.

BIG LOL at 100Mbps/5Mbps connection with 15GB data cap...  at that speed the cap is burned through in less than 30 minutes and your 100Mbps connnection instantly turns into a 64kbps connection!!!  (in other words, 1600 times slower).  Additional datablocks charged at $5 per 2GB (i.e $25 per 10GB) are not that attractive either.

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  Reply # 198426 27-Feb-2009 17:03
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KNowing our useless ISps, we would get a really crappy speed for heaps of price for a small amount of download.....

So nothing will really change, we will be overcharged for a small amount of GB.

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