New Zealand’s world class broadband – Stevezone

Engineer Steve Biddle’s post at Geekzone is a breath of fresh air.

It is often too easy to lose sight of all the good things we have. In NZ. The home of world class broadband he reminds us that we are well served by telecommunications providers. Biddle also points out how far ahead of Australia we are.

This is something I constantly think about in my work. Part of my day involves monitoring Australian technology publications, Day after day I see how ridiculous things are when ideology and politics get in the way of building a telecommunications network.

Biddle also makes a good point about home wiring being important. I’ve had my wiring checked and fixed twice in the last three years – it makes a huge difference to broadband performance. So does being ready to spend a little money. Skimping is not worth it.

If you’re interested in the internet and communications, read Biddle’s post.

3 thoughts on “New Zealand’s world class broadband – Stevezone

  1. I agree with that, and that is why I advise to go with Orcon over Slingshot or anyone else (haven’t had problems with Vodafone so far, but I’m still not a fan). Not all ISPs are equal and even though Orcon have the worst customer service I have ever used, their actual Internet service is great.

    I will say it did take someone pointing it out to realise that we can’t rate our whole country versus Tokyo or Seoul, and we are very blessed in how our country is shaped/population distributed. I would hate to do rural broadband in the US.

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  2. Just a sidenote; do you care about ‘likes’ and ratings? I notice you don’t have the social media icons. I get notification via email, but I +1 your posts when I see them.

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    • I turned all that stuff off on the site because it’s a distraction. The likes on Google+, retweets and Facebook still happen without me forcing it on readers.

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