Until now I have used an NZ Telecom T Stick over the cellphone network for my broadband. For that I get 4Gb/month allowance for $81. As I have to pay for 12 months even though I only use 6 that really means that I pay $162 a month for my broadband. The 4GB limit means that I can't use YouTube or the full benefits of Skype and even updating my computer and iTunes etc can take me uncomfortably close to my limit. I can, however, use my laptop when I travel which is useful.
Now an enterprising self-confessed computer geek/nerd has set up rural microwave broadband in our area and it's absolutely fantastic. The basic allowance of 6Gb is less than $50/month and for the $80 I used to pay I could get 20Gb. Not only that I also have WiFi so I can use my UK smartphone here too. So I am well pleased.
|The receiving dish on the fence|
|The hill with the microwave transmitter in just to the left of the fence line|
|There it is! That tiny feint post on top of the hill just under the wires under the branch of the nearer tree. Amazing.|