Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 3 January 2002
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From: Alan Waller For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: line rentals increase Sir in regards to increases in telephone line rentals.It does not cost Telecom anything for somebody to be on the internet.There is no power used,you are not wearing anything out,plus you are getting revenue from the ISP concerned,plus you can sell a heavy user a extra line.So much for the government to want a knowledge economy,if telecom has their way the local punter will not be able to afford to go on the internet.Regards PS Telstra/Clear has no problems with internet users. From: Robert Skilton For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: The Phone Co Bruce Todays editorial pretty well sums it up about Telecom and their attitude.In the area of DSL Ccts where we live it is at present a none event and most likely to be a non event.They would rather have the local community stump up the money to install a broadband system for the schools etc in the area and then they can walk away at little cost if it falls over.Refer central Otago and the setup there We have had numerous problems with internet connections in this area over the last year or so with slow 56k connect times ,hanging, and drop offs etc etc, and I live less than 1 kilometre from the local exchange.Rural clients of mine are wrapped if they get a 30k connect.And yes I have installed a 2nd line to accomodate my kids wishes and to keep the domestic peace in the household Local Southland ISP SouthNet are to install a high speed wireless connection in Te Anau very soon so it will be interesting to see how that runs in the town area.Not true broadband but hopefully better than the current dial up service being offered currently.I did have the pleasure to PLAY on a Cable connection in Melbourne earlier this year and came away drooling/salivating and disapointed at the same time because I cannot/will not get access to this quick of an internet connection at my home,hell I would even pay for it at Telecom rates. As you say they do not bleat about the people who have installed a 2nd line for the INTERNET that they so actively market and encourage!!! people to do.I havent seen them asking people to disconnect these lines as they are overloading the NETWORK. As a matter of interest I had an extended period of employment with the Post Office/Telecom(20+ yrs)and the best thing they did was make me redundant so its not sour grapes.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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