From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Wed 29 Aug 2001 - 05:42:57 IST
Vincent Cunniffe said:
> If anyone here is planning on attentding the IrelandOffline
> meeting in the Conrad, I'd be very pleased to put together a
> list of services offered by NZ's Telecom.
I can vouch that Australia, which is similarly small in population and
*very* geographically dispersed, has a similar set of services (primarily
from Telstra, the incumbent operator). My DSL line will be installed
tomorrow if all goes well!
Unfortunately we're a bit late, I think the seminar is well underway by
now. Darn timezones! ;)
[for ioffline committee reference, Vin's mail:]
> They're the same as
> Eircom : a formerly national telecomms carrier which was
> privatised. However, in a country with roughly the same size
> as Ireland, a mainly agrarian background, and with a population
> density and size almost exactly the same as Ireland, they
> manage to provide free local calls, flat-rate ISP access, and
> a solid ADSL solution to almost everyone, while still making
> a good profit.
> This would be a very nice thing to be able to point out to
> someone from Eircom and ask them to explain why they cannot
> manage this.
> I can supply exact pricing, statistics and services on request
> to anyone willing to stand up and use it at the meeting. There
> are also some interesting aspects to the legal obligations
> which the NZ Telecom operator has towards the people of New
> Zealand, which it is not permitted to weasel out of under any
> circumstances. It might be worth also posing this sort of
> question to the Minister and/or ODTR, if possible.
> Anyone willing to act as a spokespuppet on this?
> Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
> http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug for (un)subscription information.
> List maintainer: listmaster at domain linux.ie
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