Steam is quite possibly the saving grace of the PC; a marketplace of games you can buy, manage, and play, all in one place, without leaving the comfort of your home. And let’s not forget the bunch of cheap games we all pick up in the now-famous Steam sales. But the main issue is that our miniscule data caps just can’t handle the bandwidth. Things are about to change however; New Zealand ISP’s are finally getting on board.
Orcon announced over Twitter that they would be installing Steam servers and adding Steam to O Zone — a list of websites and services that don’t add to your total bandwidth usage. Today, Telstra Clear followed suit with an announcement. Telstra are planning to launch a content server in the next month with a cache of the entire Steam games library, complete with unmetered downloads.
Now if we could only fix some of those Steam prices!