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#28055 17-Nov-2008 12:48
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Got this news this morning:


Orcon has come up tops in the latest survey of Kiwi internet speeds.

The state-owned internet provider boasted an average download speed of 5.2 megabits per second in the survey of 12,000 computers, the New Zealand Herald reported.

TelstraClear came next with 3.5Mbps, followed by Vodafone and Telecom.

The two top telcos also performed badly in a recent Consumer NZ survey on broadband performance and customer service.

The survey found internet providers that promised low speeds generally delivered more than their guarantees, while services promising 4Mbps generally provided those speeds, NZ Herald said.

Faster plans tended not to deliver their maximums.

The survey was conductd by the NZ Herald and Epitiro Technologies, and used software installed on respondents' computers.

 

Well done Orcon! I'm looking forward to moving to you at the end of the month and getting some great speeds.



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  #178351 17-Nov-2008 13:00
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If only they could fix their caller id.

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  #178356 17-Nov-2008 13:31
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How is that relavant to the fact that they have been named NZ's fastest ISP?




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  #178370 17-Nov-2008 14:16
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I'd like to know how fast snap is... when dropped from a 10 story building.

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  #178427 17-Nov-2008 19:11
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Aha. Congrats. I always find Orcon to be one of the fastest ISPs I've used. :)




 


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  #178431 17-Nov-2008 19:19
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The TV3 fail... amusing!

Telecom with a Vodafone logo and Vodafone with a Telecom logo!




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  #178433 17-Nov-2008 19:25
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cokemaster: The TV3 fail... amusing!

Telecom with a Vodafone logo and Vodafone with a Telecom logo!


Was this as a part of TV3's news story on this tonight?

I'll have to catch it online shortly

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  #178451 17-Nov-2008 20:32
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Did any one watch Breakfast this morning?

Apparently they were going to read out comments about when Paul/Alison (and a little from Peter) about comments that they made of the Telecom Broadband helpdesk...

I'm going to download it soon...


And I'll definitely catch up on TV3 news... :)




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  #178452 17-Nov-2008 20:34
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utubeit for us?

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  #178481 17-Nov-2008 22:18
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I've only being with 2 ISP's since having broadband. One was xtra the other and my current ISP is Orcon. All I can say is I am very impressed with Orcon, it has provided a service leaps and bounds over Telecom, and with me having my phone line+ broadband with Orcon, I am also saving $20 a month over xtra+telecom phone line. AAA+ Orcon, keep up the good work!

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Let me guess those 12000 comps were in auckland and connected to adsl2+ as nobody asked me what my speeds are like
coz i sure as hell aint gettin anywhere near what they're touting (probably wasn't evan a nation wide survey) O_o

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  #179026 20-Nov-2008 11:06
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Athlonite: Let me guess those 12000 comps were in auckland and connected to adsl2+ as nobody asked me what my speeds are like

coz i sure as hell aint gettin anywhere near what they're touting (probably wasn't evan a nation wide survey) O_o


The survey was run by the NZ Herald in conjunction with Epitro, and so was totally independent. Anyone in the country was able to participate (and did).

If you read the article on the Herald (and look at the pictures that are with it) you can look at the comparisons of speed throughout the country. The 5.2Mbps average was for the whole of NZ, we were even faster in Auckland. Don't take my word for it though, read the original article :)

Edit: link to the original article - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/telecommunications/news/article.cfm?c_id=93&objectid=10543398

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  #179056 20-Nov-2008 12:48
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Remotely tested the speeds this morning on the Auckland Orcon connection, good solid 12Mbps (17Kbps connection). If only Wellington's internet was even half as fast though I have moved so i'll test the new connection when home (Telecom)

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  #179322 22-Nov-2008 01:10
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ahh so it was auckland and wellington i wouldn't be puttin to much stock in what the isposure programe says it tells me im living in marewa HA LOL not evan close im acroos town in Tamatea that 5ks away DOH!!!

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  #179337 22-Nov-2008 04:09
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Our connection speed almost doubled on Orcon's network - went from 4 to 7.5 Mbps, and we're a long way from the exchange.  So I'm not surprised that they are doing well in the surveys.




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  #179488 22-Nov-2008 20:05
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I get 11Mb/s down, 800Kb/s up.  I have been using broadband for five years now and this seems to be the fastest I've had.

Unfortunately I'm in Christchurch so I don't get ADSL2+

I used to be on xtra..ha ha what a joke.  But for reading your email xtra is OK.


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