Alden Bates (abates) wrote,
Alden Bates

Yo, fnuts

Yo! Incoming rant.

Those who I hang out with on IRC have probably heard me complaining about the state of Broadband in New Zealand. The problem being that Telecom owns all the wires and hardware and is basically the NZ equivalent of Microsoft. Except Microsoft has more competition.

Anyway, the Commerce Commission put out a report recommending that the local loop be unbundled, which would potentially introduce some competition, and like, possibly bring broadband prices down to a semi-reasonable level...

But no, the Commerce Commission have decided to turn around and say it's not necessary to unbundle the local loop. Great, I'll still be on dial up in another ten years at this rate, I reckon. As usual, Bruce Simpson has summed it up in a far more coherant and extensive manner than I ever could.


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