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Topic # 96072 19-Jan-2012 18:42
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Here is an interesting idea. How about if certain ISP's that wanted to, could provide their account holders to get unlimited point to point traffic nationally (between two IP addresses, or two account). It could be capped to a reasonable speed of course, it would be an add on charge (like for Telecom Favourites, or Vodafone BestMates), and it may even have to be for within their own network (to start off with at least).

This would make great use of national traffic, while hopefully maintaining a reasonble allowance for speed for other users on the same ADSL line (or other type of line). You could remotely access or monitor from one place to another (RDP/video surveillance), even be able to stream things from another place with ease instead of worrying about chewing up your data quite rapidly, seeing as we don't get any free/cheap national data.

I'm with Xnet, so I'd be really fond if they could take my idea and make use of it first. 

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  Reply # 570956 19-Jan-2012 19:13
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Too complex and if its free who would pay for design / testing / deployment and on going costs like support?

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  Reply # 570969 19-Jan-2012 19:48
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Would be nice if they made it so traffic between all WXC IP ranges counted as local. Perhaps even going further and not counting peering data.


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  Reply # 570979 19-Jan-2012 20:03
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Lots of ISP's offer this for business connections.

As for residential customers the idea is the worst ever. The average person has absolutely no idea of the concept of a .NZ domain not necessarily being in NZ. Even if the .NZ is in NZ lack of peering may result in that traffic being international.

It creates a nightmare - part of the reason why this idea was so common in the past and has virtually been abandoned now because of the complexities of it. Despite what many may thing national traffic also still carries a cost.

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  Reply # 571055 19-Jan-2012 23:09
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I like the bestmates idea.... I'll have a free 10GB on my mobile broadband to this NZ IP address please... what would you pay for that service? Extra $20 month for up to 10GB?

I definately need that one.... my mobile broadband sucks up 20-40MB day even when no one uses it.... (for voip/vpn/radius/remotedesk etc)

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  Reply # 571063 20-Jan-2012 00:09
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johnr: Too complex and if its free who would pay for design / testing / deployment and on going costs like support?

At work (Maxnet) we frequently use DSL connections as part of WAN solutions or various hosted solutions where faster circuits are not available,  it's dead easy to setup and is fully managed without the user needing to do anything besides change their DSL username.

Sure the connection costs slightly more than a normal DSL connection, but it's by no means as costly a purchasing a dedicated data circuit based on HSNS or Fibre, and you can more a surprising amount of data over DSL, specially if it's national.

Sadly as long as there are backhaul/handover dimentions in place such services cannot be offered to the mass market as it's not sustainable across your userbase.

jjnz1: I like the bestmates idea.... I'll have a free 10GB on my mobile broadband to this NZ IP address please... what would you pay for that service? Extra $20 month for up to 10GB? 

The first thing people would do is setup a VPN or Proxy to a server with unlimited national/international traffic, or at least that is what I'd do if they decided to offer such a service. 

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  Reply # 571086 20-Jan-2012 07:33
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I have one of these now, it is between 3 physical locations, AKL, WLG and CHC.
50Mbps Guaranteed
All for the bargen price of $3k per month.


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