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Topic # 8654 18-Jul-2006 16:11
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anybody read the Inside magazine that came with the herald this morning? good article on broadband. To replace all the lines from copper to Fiber Optic in nearly all the homes in nz would only cost 1.75billion. not alot compare to the amount spent on aucklands roads Tongue out

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Reply # 41908 18-Jul-2006 16:28
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But then rural users who are stuck on 24MBPS ADSL2+ will complain about being the poor cousins to users in town getting five times that...

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  Reply # 41914 18-Jul-2006 16:45
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yeah if only...id be happy with 24mbps..."dreams on"

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  Reply # 41915 18-Jul-2006 17:19
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tonyhughes: But then rural users who are stuck on 24MBPS ADSL2+ will complain about being the poor cousins to users in town getting five times that...

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While we are stuck in a timewarp with a government that forces Telecom to sell rural phone connections at the same price as those in metropolitan thanks to a fantastic document called the TSO it's doubtful rural users will even get ADSL2+...

NZ won't move forward until the TSO is dumped.

 

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  Reply # 41920 18-Jul-2006 17:38

sbiddle: are you saying rural subsribers should get the shaft? wouldn't rural users be worse off without legislation securing provisioning of their telco services?




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Reply # 41940 18-Jul-2006 20:56
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barf: sbiddle: are you saying rural subsribers should get the shaft? wouldn't rural users be worse off without legislation securing provisioning of their telco services?


Before legislation I personally, was happy with the status quo, in the form of subsidising rural connections (effectively that’s what we are currently doing), but now with LLU around the corner I have to agree with *sbiddle*. Telecom like all companies under LLU must ensure the price at which they offer their services stack up, so they can meet their obligations to their shareholders. Needless to say LLU has come at a stage in the world’s development where PSTN phone networks will not be around in the longer term IMHO, with the drive to migrate to wireless technologies, such as EVDO, HDSPA, WIFI-Max etc increasing all the time.







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  Reply # 41947 19-Jul-2006 06:49
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barf: sbiddle: are you saying rural subsribers should get the shaft? wouldn't rural users be worse off without legislation securing provisioning of their telco services?


Yes.

Why should a rural user be provided with a phone service that's being subsidised by high use metropolitan users? Maybe in the old days the business model existed so that this could happen, this is no longer the case. The simple fact is rural users will not see *any* upgrades to their networks while Telecom (or any other Teleco) is forced to provide them service at a rate well below what it costs them to provide the service.




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