Anyways, we went with Orcon for our DSL and just 12 hours into it I'm quite happy with it so far. A speed test earlier got me 10 megabits of download speed, not bad considering we're in a town of under 3000 people.
It seems like the telephone lines and DSL equipment necessary to connect everyone in NZ is owned/managed by one company, Chorus, who used to be a part of Telecom NZ but now seem to be separating... everyone selling DSL in the country does it via PPPoE logins I guess. Seems to work well, makes the last mile not the bottleneck as it seems to be managed quite well. Now all New Zealand needs is a better pipe to other countries (like the USA perhaps?)
Anyways, I'm glad to be back online. Now we can blog more! And do some work and make some money! Phew. It's been an expensive couple weeks!
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