timbosan: BTW, when I lived in Remuera we had the Telecom Fibre/Coxial network installed on our street, and into our house (giving us cable TV for about 3 months) before they pulled the plug. Anyone know what is happening with this network? All that bandwidth would far surpass ADSL technologies. I heard there was a cable TV station in east Auckland, but that's all?
This one keeps popping up regularly... that was Telecom's First Media HFC network, which they ditched in favour of DSL. From what little I know, the Wellington overhead cables were removed, but the Auckland underground ones may still be there - not so sure about the access points though.
The chances of Telecom selling the First Media remnants to a competior are exactly zero.