I have been trying to find a site for ages regarding the Broadband speed provided by each ISP. I know there are other factors that influence the line-speed eg. Distance from the exchange, Hardware etc. There are sites such as www.speedtest.net which adds together all the Bandwidth and gives an estimate of Downloads and Uploads available but it only gives you an average compared to all NZ household and is not specific eg What is the average speed during peak hrs, which ISP has the highest rating, It does not provide any of this info.
So reason why I am here is because me and my flatmates want to change our ISP and we want to find the best option available as possible as our current Provider is just not cutting it. So if its not that big of hassle it would be very helpful if you could fill out the template like mine in providing valuable info about your ISP. It would make our Decision making alot easier.
Please select the Auckland server when doing the speedtest:
Plan: All you can eat
Data usage: Unlimited
Cost p/month: $80 + $49 for Landline
Offpeak : Not valid, its unlimited.
Traffic Shaped: Yes, Priority based.
Would you recommend your ISP to others?: NO
Pros: Unlimited, We are heavy net users averaging around 450-550GB a Month. Very good for streaming have never seen Youtube circle thingy when loading video. Usually around 1MBps or higher HTTP downloads no matter what time of the day. Fairly good torrent speeds. Very bad for MMORPG's, very good for FPS.
Cons: Worse customer service ever, Forced to play online games after Midnight to get playable Latency, not stable keep getting Disconnected, recognizes filehosting sites such as Rapidshare, Megaupload as p2p downloads, Free modem provided has no advanced controls for QoS, too expensive.
Only reason why I'm still with these guys is because they are the only ISP providing the Unlimited plan atm and I only pay $21.50 p/mnth (split 6 ways)
Thank you for your time.
Edited by Broxx, 08 June 2011 - 11:31 PM.