Monday, March 27, 2006

Telecom to offer 'superfast' internet

full story The problem with a lot of these calls for Telecom et al. to provide "real broadband" etc is that the main bottleneck in the Internet experience for most New Zealanders simply is NOT the pipe into / out of the home. Even with the advances in bandwidth provided by the Southern Cross cable this is still the primary bandwidth bottleneck. We already experience congestion at peak usage times that are visible in international traffic - so unless New Zealanders are willing to accept the type of metered traffic split for national / international traffic a faster connection into the home simply will not solve a great deal. Either that or we need to start relying on local content providers and hosting for far more of our browsing experience...

Tags: ,

No comments: