Is it legal for Telecom to advertise "cheaper broadband" on television when they have doubled the wholesale price of bandwidth in New Zealand. Im having trouble seeing the progress New Zealand is making in the Information Technology sector when we are given a paltry increase in speed and slammed for doing anything but checking your email.
I was on a flatrate 256k plan previously which has now doubled in price. I used to download approximately 40Gb a month on this plan, nothing to excessive in light of the traffic I know some of my other friends chew through or should I say did chew through. Now looking through the plans available it occurs to me that yes, Telecom has supplied us with a mediocre at best speed increase for essential no price increase which is all well an good until you actualy download anything. Now where we were paying $10 for 10Gb of traffic through the copper we are now paying $10 for 5Gb. Could someone clear up for me how Telecom got this crap past not only the Commerce Commission but the Government committee charged with overseeing the broadband uptake in New Zealand. Are they all just idiots or is the idea of media rich content taken to be just some passing fad and all the internet is useful for is email and checking the weather.
Edit: Where I was paying $59.95 a month for 40Gb or so at 256k, im now paying $159.95 for a 60Gb cap which with the speed increase will be even easier to go through.