jonnykane: Ooh in a fit of rage at my frustrating Xtra connection I signed up for Orcons Gold+ ... and THEN came to read all 18 pages here praying that by page 19 everyone was shouting for joy that all was well again... but it seems not! Oh dear I hope I've not been too hasty.
jonnykane: Geez maybe Orcon saw my post and rushed my Homehub over so I don't cancel, it just turned up literally 10 mins after I posted my comment! Spooky. A day and a half after sign up so that's a good start :)
Some users are currently experiencing intermittent slow speeds when accessing international content on the Orcon network. This has been caused by a number of issues, including hardware failure (that has now been resolved). The outstanding issue is that because of the demand for our broadband products exceeding our forecasts we are now waiting for additional international bandwidth to be provisioned.
Update 5/06/08: Great news! The bandwidth upgrade is scheduled for tonight at approximately 8pm. You may notice a period of a few minutes around this time when your connection slows dramatically - this is because we have to take one of our bandwidth providers off-line to install the upgrade. Once installed however users should notice a significant improvement in performance.