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 at all interested in the internet and communications, read Biddle’s post.
- Why is NZ mobile data expensive? (billbennett.co.nz)
- New Zealand’s minuscule mobile data allowances (billbennett.co.nz)
- New Zealand broadband costs middle range (billbennett.co.nz)
- Chorus promising VDSL broadband (stuff.co.nz)