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-The largest TelCo in NewZealand, also owner and maintainer of the LocalLoop. One of those big companies that everyone loves to hate, but everyone uses. ''Usually because they have no choice''
is often refered to
as Telecon or [Telescum|http://www.telescum.co.nz]
+The largest TelCo in NewZealand, also owner and maintainer of the LocalLoop. One of those big companies that everyone loves to hate, but everyone uses. ''Usually because they have no choice''
+ is as
As an ex-monopoly, and owner of most of the infra-structure, they are in a good position to make life difficult for their competitors, as the government has decided that unbundling the local loop is not a good way to encourage competition other telcos that want to offer services to customers are at the mercy of the wholesale pricing that Telecom will give them. Telecom is not known for playing nicely in these discussions.
As an example, no-one else can offer [ADSL], although you can choose competing [ISP]s. The [ZFree] page has a bit of background too. When it was privatised, the new owners had to agree to the KiwiShare agreement.
Finally, you could look at articles like [this one|http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=2747071] to show what their competitors sometimes have to put up with.
Their web site is [here|http://www.telecom.co.nz]
If you want to discuss their monopolist behavoiour visit [http://www.telescum.co.nz/forums]