Great NZ Ad about Broadband
There had been an ad playing on NZ TV for a short while which perfectly describes our current internet experience and makes the case for fibre. The ad can be found and played here Fibre to the Door | Broadband Network | Vector a short way down the page. As its not youtube I cant embed it. I find it quite ammusing how accurate their depiction of slow internet is and also useful to point to as an explaination for non-technical types.
Here is a direct link for those with VLC installed http://www.fibretothedoor.co.nz/site...deo/Vector.flv
This relates to the proposed funding initive by the government to roll out a remotely decent internet infrastructure which they are taking bids and input on at the moment. Vector is a power line company and is suggesting full fibre to the home where as the incumbent Telecom whos network is unstable, expencive and has been holding NZ back for decades want to use the cash to upgraded their links to their existing ADSL cabinets leaving us in the same choked position as before.