IHUG - Internet Home User Group.
The second-largest ISP
in New Zealand
with an active user-base of approximately 100,000 customers. Based in Auckland
, New Zealand
it has been in existence since 1994. Run by two brothers - Nick and Tim Wood - with the financial help of their father John - it is considered one of the more user-friendly
ISPs in the country.
IHUG has assimilated
a few other companies since it's inception. Specifically ES-net (a small South Island
ISP), InterWeb (becoming it's Point Of Presence
in Adelaide) and a few others.
IHUG provide 56k
connections to the whole country and also to a few cities in Australia
, namely Sydney
, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Wollongong. IHUG also caters for residential and business customers that require faster connections so are also able to provide DDS
only), and high-speed satellite internet access.
Another source of revenue comes from wholesale satellite bandwidth
to ISPs in Australia and an alternative toll-carrier to New Zealand's main telephone companies Telecom
, and Saturn
IHUG also has a 51% share of controlling interest in Video Ezy
, a New Zealand-wide video rental chain.
You can find their homepage at http://www.ihug.co.nz or http://www.ihug.com.au.