Fraktul: Secondly these are Australian figures for Australian lines and population densitys, while these are not as disparate as other western countries I would put money on the the population density of Auckland being lower than Sydney and their local loop being is in better average condition than ours.
Actually those figures in the iiNet report were based on a suburb in Perth WA. The population density is very much the same as NZ. The ground water has a great deal of iorn in it and the quality of the ULL is poor with a great number of problems. The termination equipment they use in the streets is much poorer than that used in NZ in many places - by my observation.
Fraktul: Dont get me wrong I'm not saying the sky is falling, I'm simply pointing out with the current network infrastructure that giving a "full speed DSL service" is going to result in expectations not meeting up with reality for a lot of users.
I think you actaully hit the nail on the head. This is an 'expectation' setting exercise isn't it.
I agree with the implication that business managers, who think that rolling out thousands of 8 and 24mbit ports on the network is the solution to being able to get bbTV, are going to be disapointed. There is much more to it than this.
I'm going to have another swig of my beer and keep watching, no real supprises to be seen here.