View Full Version : Auckland PROBE winner announced.....

15-11-2003, 10:42 AM
and the winner is (drum roll).................Wired Country (http://wiredcountry.co.nz/).

Full article at NZ Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/businessstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3534303&thesection=business&thesubsection=technology&thesecondsubsection=information&thetickercode=):

By the end of next year, about 50,000 households in the Greater Auckland region should have fast internet access and voice services, says Probe manager Tony Van Horik. That is in addition to the 35,000 served by Counties' Wired Country network covering Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau and Papakura.

Residents in those areas can already access fast internet starting at 1 megabit a second - twice as fast as the minimum speed requirement of Probe - from a variety of retailers who sell services on the network.

Prices are also much cheaper than Telecom and Woosh. Cut-price toll provider WorldxChange said last month it would begin offering in November a combination of voice and broadband services - bypassing Telecom's network - for $80 a month.

Press release available here (http://wiredcountry.co.nz/press_21.html).

You may not be able to roam with Wired Country but at least it's at a reasonable price and offers great speed.

15-11-2003, 01:49 PM
Will their services be available in the abovementioned areas only or will the be servicing the rerstv of Auckland to?

15-11-2003, 07:06 PM
Depends what they define as the "wider Auckland region".

Send them an email: info AT wiredcountry DOT co DOT nz
or give them a call: 0800 800 757

Post back their response.

Rod ger
15-11-2003, 07:10 PM
No its a local (Counties Power) effort. I can't wait for the deal to start. I'm already paying Telecom $80/month + $20 to Paradise so a 20% reduction + FAST internet sounds real juicy!!!!!!

Rod ger
17-11-2003, 06:49 PM
There is hope here (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/businessstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3534303&thesection=business&thesubsection=technology&thesecondsubsection=information)

17-11-2003, 10:14 PM
Well I am pleased I don't live in Auckland. I have broadband wireless access here. Uncapped and 61.88 per month. Why not move here. No traffic lights.... 10 minutes to get to work.

We need more people.

Cheap housing here too. I have been paying $80.00 per week for the last 5 years.

To check where I am have a look on the left side of this post.