I've just got some quotes through regarding an internet connection for our office in Lower Hutt and they seem excessively expensive. ISP is Orcon and they wholesale via Telecom wholesale, Citylink and Telstra. E.g.
- Telstra fibre 5mbps: $1642/month
- Telecom HSNS 5mbps: $742/month
Whereas if we were in Citylink covered area we could get 25mbps for $495/month!
Citylink only seems to go to Petone though but apparently they have a short range wireless service coming out which extends that. I saw recently that it looks like they have taken over smartlinx3 which seems to cover our location?
Anyone have any comment? The difference in price would make it almost cheaper to look for premises in Petone just for the internet!