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  Reply # 1225615 30-Jan-2015 19:32
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blakamin: By US definition, Aussie has virtually no broadband!
NBN are pretty much the only ones that have uploads faster than 3Mbps, and those areas are few and far between.

A friend over there is looking at changing ISPs. I took a look at Internode's rate card and was stunned to find 25/5 NBN with a 600 GB cap for the same price that I pay for 100/20 unlimited over here surprised


Most NZers don't realise our UFB plans are basically offering them some of the best internet in the world at prices that's exceptionally competitive on a global basis.





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  Reply # 1225617 30-Jan-2015 19:37
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Behodar:
blakamin: By US definition, Aussie has virtually no broadband!
NBN are pretty much the only ones that have uploads faster than 3Mbps, and those areas are few and far between.

A friend over there is looking at changing ISPs. I took a look at Internode's rate card and was stunned to find 25/5 NBN with a 600 GB cap for the same price that I pay for 100/20 unlimited over here surprised

Yup, and they'd be lucky to be in a NBN area. They are nearly as rare as hens teeth.

We pay $80 a month for our crappy cable  with a 200GB cap and to upgrade to the 100/2 would would give us 500GB and cost over $100.

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  Reply # 1225701 30-Jan-2015 22:53
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So what do we call anything less than 25Mbps? My speed is so slow, I'm only getting 16Mbps, it's basically dial-up speed.




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  Reply # 1225774 31-Jan-2015 10:09
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coffeebaron: So what do we call anything less than 25Mbps? My speed is so slow, I'm only getting 16Mbps, it's basically dial-up speed.


I wish *I* had dial-up speed like that.




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  Reply # 1225784 31-Jan-2015 10:41
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blakamin: By US definition, Aussie has virtually no broadband!
NBN are pretty much the only ones that have uploads faster than 3Mbps, and those areas are few and far between. ...


The Australian NBN dream ...




EDIT: The Australian NBN reality ...





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  Reply # 1225852 31-Jan-2015 13:10
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sbiddle: Most NZers don't realise our UFB plans are basically offering them some of the best internet in the world at prices that's exceptionally competitive on a global basis.


From what I've seen, our fibre prices don't look great when compared to those in other countries (with reasonably widespread fibre at similar speeds.) Those countries (parts of Europe and Asia) seem to have significantly cheaper and/or faster plans.

Outside of that limited comparison, we're not doing too badly.




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