Yup; the Internet is screwed up. - Land Assistance...

Don Gould don at bowenvale.co.nz
Sat Jun 11 02:56:49 UTC 2011

Yes thank you very much Mr J for the links you provided.  :)

We have actually done our research, unlike the gent having a rant in the 
initial linked article, and were aware of the abundance of both low cost 
2g, 3g and  free wifi in the area.  Again, as I explained it is one of 
the reasons for selecting settlement in the area.

The savings of not having to pay for broadband access for the 
transceivers on each of our cows will more than off set the investment 
in the new milking shed (all cows are fitted with wifi/2/3g transceivers 
with bluetooth integrated headsets so we can do a broadcast to them 
telling them it's time to come in for milking).

However, what does concern me is the lack of free wifi choice and the 
fact that only one provider is going to be delivering it and the terms 
they plan to offer such free access and the fact that we are generally 
opposed to using American Telephone and Telegraph because of their 
perceived alignment with some political or social groups.

What we would like to see is a government mandate that all network 
providers in the area step up and form a long term working party for the 
establishment of short, mid and long term outcomes that will fully 
represent the interests of foreign rural farming investors such as my 

In keeping with the general tone of many technical internet mailing 
lists, I would also like to point out that you have not assisted in 
addressing the question, which I might remind you is around regulations 
for installation of irrigation and not the availability of free wifi 
from a company that very clearly has vested interests in locking my 
watering system investment out of the market so they can dominate the 
industry and impose different levels of water supply based on their 
shareholders interests.

Farmer Don

On 11/06/2011 2:23 p.m., Joly MacFie wrote:
> That would be http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.778547+-73.966897
> Fortunately American Telephone and Telegraph are on the case
> http://bit.ly/jTak0Q
> j

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