By my reckoning the revelation that Telecom's figures for broadband residential uptake includes non-broadband customers puts us dead last in the OECD broadband world.
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The benefit of unbundling may not be that competing telcos make use of Telecom's lines but that they have the capability to should they need it.
Betraying my Auckland roots I can say competition is finally coming to the broadband residential market.
Fundamentally there's a problem with unbundling the local loop. However you look at it, it's simply trying to get rid of a problem by stacking more stuff on top. Kind of like an operating system, really.
Apart from users having quite enough for their needs, the other reason Telecom doesn't want to extend the bandwidth caps for broadband users is its olde world approach to telecommunications.
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