Only on TelstraClear cable in Wellington and Christchurch though.
Looks like those of you within reach of TCL cable will get your speeds seriously bumped up by the end end of the year, from 10Mbit/s max to 25Mbit/s, according to today's announcement.
The Smales Farm crowd has spent $1.2 million - which is pretty cheap - on a new Motorola system to provide the enhanced speeds; unfortunately, the announcement is skimpy on details such as upload speed, but TCL says "the back end capability" is complete, so I hope this means the network will go as fast as the advertised speed.
What's good is that TCL doesn't mind if you run VPNs, VoIP or VoD over its network - none of your walled garden rubbish there, but... how about that peering issue again, TCL? Sorted or are we still "tromboning" traffic overseas, with some NZ sites unreachable?
I am also a little surprised that there are only 70,000 customers on the cable network. Expected it to be around twice that, but perhaps the price isn't quite right yet?