BT monopoly causes widespread network failure

Giles Heron giles at
Wed Nov 21 19:50:56 UTC 2001

"Sean M. Doran" wrote:
> Sean Donelan writes:
> | The joy of single provider service.
> No, you mean: the joy of a rapacious monopoly with a spineless regulator.

could be worse, we could have an (even more) incompetent rapacious
monopoly and *no* regulator.

The situation in New Zealand is as follows:

ADSL users can pay as much as $NZ199 a month (about $80) for an ASDL
connection.  After the first 1.5GB of data they then pay an additional
18c per MB!

If they have a static IP address they can also expect several
"micro-outages" per hour because Telecom NZ are using RIP and don't
appear to know how to configure it.!OpenDocument!opendocument

(apologies for the absurdly long links.)


Giles Heron    Principal Network Architect    PacketExchange Ltd.
ph: +44 7880 506185              "if you build it they will yawn"

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