So im using my broadband at my place, telstraClear cable, 10mbps (theoretically), its pretty good, fast enough, nice for surfing and downloading. Not exactly ferrari broadband, but maybe say a V6 holden with some blocked cylinders. So Im blatting along the info superhighway, window down, right arm getting brown in the sun, pretty happy.
And then I head to my partners place. She has ‘broadband’ too, but this time, Telecoms DSL offering. Comparatively, its soooo slow. Ridiculously slow. Not broadband slow. Every now and again, I get good download times, but they are certainly in the minority. Its kinda like pushing a V6 Holden, and every now and again, theres a dip in the road and the ol’ holden starts to get up some speed, until the next hill.
Im not sure who to yell at. For all of you on Telecom (or anyone elses DSL offering) and who are in the Telstra cable area, you should get that. Just pray you never have to call help, because Telstra help is rubbish.
This situation is crazy. Most of NZ is running broadband that is only marginally better than dialup. How can we be in the crazy situation of pushing our Holden when everyone else is on the superhighway blatting along? Actually that reminds me of a scene from Brasil, where I saw a 5 lane highway with a bazillion cars, and in the right lane was a donkey and cart. NZ broadband is the donkey and cart…