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drcspy
27-08-2004, 11:42 AM
arrrgghhh
http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,3782-3637007,00.html

c'mon telecom get with it.......notice in this article the mention of 100Mbs/s broadband for a miserable $130 p/m..............unreal.....

godfather
27-08-2004, 12:01 PM
Customer density, in a word.

No ... not how dense customers appear to be when they are complaining ... but how many customers there are per km of network.

NZ can never compete in this area, and never will.

That makes huge differences in the economic viability.

drcspy
27-08-2004, 12:15 PM
yeh but aint that speed something !!! - not that i'm unhappy with my FREE jetstream 256k connection :-)

godfather
27-08-2004, 01:59 PM
But could you get that speed if it was available?

"Most notably, customers must live near - between a quarter- and half-mile - of the telecoms exchange point

Bit of a limitation for most.

willie_M
27-08-2004, 02:25 PM
they have got to get real. They can't keep charging customers the earth for a lowly connection...

I HATE MONOPOLIES!

static
27-08-2004, 05:02 PM
true. Multimegabit connections may seem far-out right now. But do we still have to lag behind with 256k connections max? I know there are faster alternatives, but really, are they viable? Put short, NO.
I live quite some distance from the closest telecom exchange, but my modem still connects at 7.1mbits usually. Why not provide a cheap fast service if its in such high demand?