10 mbps Airmax WiFi link to
4 Waikaukau Road POP

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Hello, Tom here. Your next door neighbor in Glen Eden.

Tomachi on the big screen in Hyde Park London with Breaks Co-op and Roger Waters
Tomachi on the big screen in Hyde Park London with Breaks Co-op and Roger Waters

Assuming you live near to 4 Waikaukau Road. I am starting a budget ISP to save money on net. It’s not so I get rich, in fact, this is a non-profit collective with open governance at opencollective.com/better-than-nothing

But Chorus Charge $41/month wholesale how can you possibly offer $42?

Because I am correctly this error in the market but using my neighbours fibre. I am sending him a kickback so I don’t pay as much for mine. It is currently run from a load balancing Edge Router X that can cut between Nate’s fibre and my 2degrees mobile with unlimited account (used as fail-over only mostly, so a fault at Nate’s not take down entire net).

Once We Grow Islands Mite Appear Too

For now my only marketing is the name of my WiFi base station SSID, something like this:

ISP.FUNK.NZ Cheapest’NetInNuZilan (or similar)

Later, I will connect a fibre at my house also, then Nate’s link will be failover to that. The core will then apply bandwidth shaping to slow the connection down, as the link is often running much higher and have not done a benchmark much but it works very well with only 0.01% packet loss* on my own personal link.

New Zealand’s Ultrafast Broadband project is now complete; yet the average price of internet access is still incredibly high.

Join the waitlist and lookup your address.

Launching proper in late 2021

subject to demand – we need about 200 customers to launch this innovative new ISP




My Ping – I am my first customer

Honest I just did this now, here is the other side my link, worst was 6ms best was 1.1ms so granted this not as good as real cable but very next to it in the sky thanks to Ubiquity Airmax technology

This is my first hop over the Airmax link between my two Nanostation m2 loco:

tom@putin:~$ ping m2
PING m2 ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=2.74 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=4.29 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=4.18 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=63 time=5.32 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=63 time=2.27 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=6 ttl=63 time=1.19 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=7 ttl=63 time=3.11 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=8 ttl=63 time=1.83 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=9 ttl=63 time=1.91 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=10 ttl=63 time=1.57 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=11 ttl=63 time=2.80 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=12 ttl=63 time=2.80 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=13 ttl=63 time=1.97 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=14 ttl=63 time=2.27 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=15 ttl=63 time=1.82 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=16 ttl=63 time=6.84 ms
64 bytes from m2 ( icmp_seq=17 ttl=63 time=3.68 ms
— m2 ping statistics —
17 packets transmitted, 17 received, 0% packet loss, time 16025ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.194/2.974/6.836/1.437 ms


Cheapest ‘net in Aoteroa!

Some things can be sacrificed when it’s time to save a coin.

In order to achieve this price point… naturally we had to sacrifice an entire goat (jokes!) sorry I mean the bandwidth shape quite a lot! But it will use burst and rolling averaging. It’s actually very smooth but hey ya ya get what ya pay for ya bastard. I’ve set the initial throttle at 20 megabits per customer. There will also be a 5 megabit “This is noting” account for just $29/month planned!


Bring your own router

Save money – bring your old router. Or not. It does need to be Ubiquity Airmax compatible OK?! The Unify stuff is for personal use, but Airmax we need for the backhaul cheers.

We can help you configure it over the phone, you know, visit etc. Alternatively, buy one of over priced ones pre-configured and good to go!

Pay What You Feel It’s Worth

Our pricing is under construction. Get on that waitlist and/or give Tom a call on 0212576422. In Glen Eden.

btnisp@Open Collective

This is a not for much profit, any proceeds are helping to support the artist known as Tomachi creater of the entire setup.