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    Hey everyone I'm currently doing a survey on "ISP".
    I would like to find out for what ISP you have and how much out of 10 would you rate it .
    If you would like to , show download and upload speed .

    Thanks

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    Well lets., see there are really only 3 main providers left these days, with Xnet, Orcon etc all being bought by one of the 3.

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    Download and upload speed is really irrelevant unless you're on fibre or cable - as DSL speeds decrease the further you are from the exchange or a cabinet.

    What would be more meaningful would be to compare line speeds in the modem with actual speedtests, and see what the difference is, that could give you a bit of an idea which providers suffer more from congestion during peak times, or are throttling.

    I'm with Bigpipe, find them awesome to deal with, I would rate them 9.5/10. 10Mbps down and 1Mbps up, but that is because we're only able to get ADSL where we are, so it's a bid hard to compare that to someone who can get fibre.
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    2 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Download and upload speed is really irrelevant unless you're on fibre or cable - as DSL speeds decrease the further you are from the exchange or a cabinet.

    What would be more meaningful would be to compare line speeds in the modem with actual speedtests, and see what the difference is, that could give you a bit of an idea which providers suffer more from congestion during peak times, or are throttling. .
    He's right, and thankfully we have the Commerce Commission who pay TrueNet to do this for us:
    https://truenet.nz/story/2016/04/mar...oadband-report

    And yes, Xnet are now a part of Vodafone, and Slingshot are technically M2Group, along with Callplus / Vocus etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    2 degrees
    I did say mostly.......bit hard combing landline and net with 2 Degrees though.
    And they might not be around for long.........

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    There's a lot of smaller providers that don't often get a mention due to the lack of marketing power but that get really good customer reviews. Flip has recently won a whole bunch of awards for good customers service. The report you doing sounds really interesting, would love to have a look at it once it's complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myCompare.co.nz View Post
    There's a lot of smaller providers that don't often get a mention due to the lack of marketing power but that get really good customer reviews. Flip has recently won a whole bunch of awards .
    They got bought.
    Or belonged anyway.

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    Have been with Vodafone for a while. Havent had too many probs with them, since they brought Telstraclear (my previous ISP).

    Soon find out how good their fibre is, when I get it it tomorrow. It's been laid and all that, all they have to do is put the box whatever it is on the house and activate it tomorrow

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    I'm with Actrix, for quite a while now, and they are excellent. On the rare occasions I've called them, the call is answered after 3 or 4 rings and you speak to a real person who knows what they are talking about. My only minor gripe atm is that their spam filter seems to be somewhat ineffective as I'm getting inundated.
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