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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Free Broadband

Just lately the NZ media seems to have woken up en mass and started kicking our biggest company into action. This has helped a certain large corporate swiftly come to the party with a promised major upgrade of broadband services. About bloody time.

Interesting to see Vodafone amping things up a notch yesterday. Why do you think it is major film prods need to get special links to up/down their dailies to Hollyweird.

This upgrade isn't free. It has cost untold billions in lost time and productivity. People arriving back in this country from markets where they have multiple delivery options and real speed are appalled at what crap our b/b is. It is a handbrake, and traffic costs to the US are crippling. Nothing new here I know.

But it can't happen fast enough.

Real broadband needer of Auckland.

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Thanks RBN: Technology disclosure here:

As well as Heidi's new fax, nzcreativecircle uses Woosh Wireless, RIM Blackberries, GSM via Vodafone resold thru T/C and no landlines at all. We have multiple Gmail accounts, Skype voip, powerbooks with iSight and use a bundle of different Google services. All this requires a shitload of fax paper.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find interesting is that poster managed to vent their spleen with ouit mentioning ...... once.

7:26 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, I'm been waiting years for McDonald's to offer a eye fillet steak burger for 99ยข but they just won't come to the party. When will these corporate giants realise that they must give us what we want, and when we want it. These wankers should stop running their business like a business and more like a social service.

10:20 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Koru Club Member said...

Fibre, cable, that's be good. Like in say...parts of Wellington. Or Korea. Or Bumfuck, Alabama. Interesting article in Dom this morning actually. Probably in Herald as well.

12:12 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10.20 - I think you'll find telcos are not run buy socialists in the US of A. They have competition - ergo, they have zippety-quick everything.

12:14 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes it's enough to make me re-re-re emigrate. Untold billions is about right.

2:22 PM NZDT

 

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