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Uncle StoatWarbler
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 22:28:56 +1200, Enkidu wrote:

> I too have had some dealings in the UK. I'm surprised that you say
> that NZ have it worse than the UK. The UK has, essentially, one
> monopoly supplier.

There's some unbundled local loop there. NZ has NONE.

> If you need broadband anywhere away from a major
> centre, you just can't get it.

You can, if you're willing to pay(*). At last resort there's bidirectional
satellite, which isn't cheap, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than NZ.

> The poor guy was having to put in
> multiple ISDN lines, because there was *nothing* else available. No
> cable, no ADSL, no wireless. His options were dial-up modem, ISDN or
> an expensive leased line.

If he's in that situatiom there are at least 4 different telcos he can
talk to. Telewest specialise in that kind of thing for starters.

(*) Like Radio links, a la the new BCL stuff, but the Internet side of
that is still far cheaper than NZ.

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