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Topic # 85403 18-Jun-2011 08:16
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http://gizmodo.com/5813010/how-bad-do-we-really-have-it-bandwidth-caps-around-the-world


The last sentence says it all...


"And here's hoping we never have to move to New Zealand."

 
The future fibre network may not improve the situation a great deal, we'll just be able to exceed the monthly cap in a few minutes instead of a few hours.
 
The government has regulated the price so NZ will stand still while the rest of the world moves on.  

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  Reply # 482433 18-Jun-2011 08:42
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And they refer to two little known NZ ISPs. Stupid.




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  Reply # 482436 18-Jun-2011 08:58
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  Reply # 482437 18-Jun-2011 09:03
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All that's confirmed by that story is poor journalism.

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  Reply # 482438 18-Jun-2011 09:04
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"And here's hoping we never have to move to New Zealand."


Why is it I can download from offshore at 1.8MBytes/Sec?


---The future fibre network may not improve the situation a great deal, we'll just be able to exceed the monthly cap in a few minutes instead of a few hours. ---

That confirms it, you download what you can in a month, not what you want. The point is, if a user carries out X amount of activities in a month, and they currently do that on a 40Gb plan, it will still take 40Gb. Maybe they will use a small amount more, if they browse a few more webpages, as the browsing access time may be reduced.

Prove to me that "we'll just be able to exceed the monthly cap in a few minutes instead of a few hours"

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  Reply # 482440 18-Jun-2011 09:11
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You can blame the capacity of the southern cross cable to start with...




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  Reply # 482441 18-Jun-2011 09:24
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Can you point to an authoritative source to back that comment up?




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  Reply # 482444 18-Jun-2011 09:31
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I've heard of Worldnet, but never heard of Kinect.
bizzarre article

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  Reply # 482445 18-Jun-2011 09:35
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What it confirms is the reason I stopped reading Gizmodo years ago: they are crap. You should stop reading it too.

They decide to look at caps and when talking about New Zealand they about WorldNet and Kinect? Are you serious? No word on the ISPs that actually provide Internet services to half of the country (Telecom, TelstraClear, Vodafone, Orcon)?

Are they idiots or what?

The only good thing on all this pile of bad reporting is that we have another story that we can throw in the faces of people that keep coming here saying "but they have unlimited Internet in the US" when we keep saying "no, they don't".





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  Reply # 482449 18-Jun-2011 09:43
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I don't know how accurate this is, given that all statistics are skewed etc, but one of the big ISPs in the US (and unfortunately I don't know which one) recently said that on average, each customer uses 6 GB per month. Obviously most of the users here on GZ could never survive on 6 GB but at the other end of the scale are users who only check email and read the odd webpage.

Regarding the article itself, indeed, "interesting" choice of ISPs there!

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  Reply # 482451 18-Jun-2011 09:46
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Geekzone users could not live on 6GB (here at home we use about 100GB a month). But my parents-in-law are happy with a 10GB plan.

There is this push that everyone would be using loads of data when UFB comes in. This is not the case.

Not everyone is running a hospital and needs HD video during open heart surgery. Not everyone is running an office from home. Not everyone is a school.

There are different levels of usage requirements. UFB doesn't mean everyone is instantly consuming 2TB a month of content from the Internet.




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  Reply # 482454 18-Jun-2011 09:55
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Behodar: I don't know how accurate this is, given that all statistics are skewed etc, but one of the big ISPs in the US (and unfortunately I don't know which one) recently said that on average, each customer uses 6 GB per month. Obviously most of the users here on GZ could never survive on 6 GB but at the other end of the scale are users who only check email and read the odd webpage.

Regarding the article itself, indeed, "interesting" choice of ISPs there!


The Cisco VNI stats break things down in far more detail. Last paper I read showed the world average hitting 14.9GB per month.

I recall reading on the Comcast (US's biggest cable operator) site a few months ago their average usage is between 4-6GB per month.


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  Reply # 482460 18-Jun-2011 10:04
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Ahh, it may have been Comcast, I can't find the article now but the figures match.

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  Reply # 482468 18-Jun-2011 10:17
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I use over 270gb per month.. 6gb is a joke :)




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  Reply # 482469 18-Jun-2011 10:18
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I think in NZ the most popular plans are the 3 to 5gb.

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  Reply # 482471 18-Jun-2011 10:21
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ZollyMonsta: I use over 270gb per month.. 6gb is a joke :)

Heh, yeah I couldn't handle 6! I've never used 270 though, I think my highest was 97. Some geek *I* am :P

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