Reply to post: Re: When you consider the per-capita costs of the overland telegraph line…

New Zealand carrier says Cu later, copper: we're giving customers a glassing instead

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: When you consider the per-capita costs of the overland telegraph line…

> in the true aussie fashion of "she'll be right mate".

Aussie and Kiwi.

The difference is that since 1984 when NZ started systematically tearing down almost all of its protectionist trade barriers, people have learned (in no uncertain terms) that "she'll be right" seldom is - and that in the absence of a monopoly, companies live or die on the quality of their customer service.

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