Originally Posted by Esse
Sub-par or not ...
He meant because the internet is so Arizona USA you have to take extreme measures to make sure you are able to use it, also likely he is on a ADSL line that limits him to 30gb per month or a mobile phone internet or similar so limited usage or pay the price of a new car for your over usage.
This does not include high ping 400ms ~900ms normal ping, high latency and high packet loss at very slow speeds. Then there is the international to nation internet usage ratio of 1:64 and the ISP's then load 900 users onto a line that should not even be able to sustain 3x USA 4x person households, this is common practice and becoming part of the USA tricks as well as more user start to join the internet.
Travel a lot internationally, see this first hand and not fun.
It is a miracle that both you NZ and BT India can even view this website or have it load in less than 3 mins per page. You get the idea.