I'm moving into an apartment in Takapuna (North Shore) this Friday.
I consider myself to be "good" with IT and Broadband, however I'm really struggling to make a decision when it comes to what broadband provider to go with here in NZ. In the UK... I could get an unlimited 20Mbps connection for about $25 a month. I know that its very different here, so I'll list what I'll mainly be doing Internet wise.
1) Streaming & Legally Downloading UK tv (iplayer/sky player/C4&5 onDemand). Bandwidth requirements are from a sustainable 400Kbps to 2000Kbps (Kilobits per second). This would be using a Squid Proxy server based in the UK - thus I'd be connecting to a custom web port from my system to the UK proxy (so that it appears I have a UK IP). The proxy server would then connect to the streaming site.
2) Skype video calls with family in the UK
3) Web Browsing
4) ISO & Linux update downloads
5) Occasional P2P (2-5GBmax a month on average).
Realistically, I'm looking for a plan that can allow 60-100GB a month, that can be a mixture of limited on-peak and scheduling some downloads i.e. p2p and iplayer downloads for off-peak times.
I've been leaning toward Slingshot and their $55 - 40GB plan, but from what I've read...... I'm not sure they could meet the requirements in point 1. Any insight or advice anyone?
The other company I have seen that looks somewhat positive is.. Actrix.