springheal: I appreciate all the feedback people as you have saved me from possibly much heartache like many of you.
To explain--- I signed up with orcon for the fibre offer, but after reading all the feedback, I have since cancelled.
Currently, I am with slingshot's unlimited plan and all the time I am between 11 - 12 Mb/s. Just tried youtube @ 8.00pm with absolutely no buffering even on 720p hd and that goes for anytime of day/night.
In the meantime, I will sit tight on the unlimited broadband package which I have been on for ages and wait to see what slingshot has to offer on fibre. As I reside in wanganui, orcon is the only provider at present.
Thanks again to you all and may your perseverance reward all of you.
In about the same boat in Hamilton. My flat mates are looking at getting UFB available as of this month. I talked them out of Orcon because of this thread. Bit of a shame really it looks to be a good value package from outside.
The question is can you trust an isp that provides horrible service for an entire month again? Or is it just the teething problems with unlimited (similar things happened to slingshot before they fixed it)