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Topic # 67076 27-Aug-2010 16:44 Send private message

See announcement here:  15mbps down and 2mbps up.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/company-info/media-release-template.cfm?newsid=368

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 373673 27-Aug-2010 17:08 Send private message

awesome news if you live in christchurch and within the existing cable network, stink if your anywhere else for that matter.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 373746 27-Aug-2010 20:43 Send private message

Customers on 4 Mbps/2 Mbps cleary will benefit the most. We'll have to wait and see what they will offer to 10 Mbps/2 Mbps & 25 Mbps/2 Mbps users.

Download speed aside, let's hope they have addressed the issue of international bandwidths.

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  Reply # 373783 27-Aug-2010 22:06 Send private message

Oh, cool, so if this is anything like when Christchurch got the 25Mbit plan, Wellington will get it in only a few years.

On a related note, TelstraClear's cable speeds aren't following Nielsen's Law (the "Moore's Law" of internet bandwidth), which states an average of 50% increase in bandwidth every year. Using 2004 as a base-band @ 10Mbps, in 2010 we should be at ~114Mbps which is certainly possible with DOCSIS3. Even using a much more conservative "doubling every 2 years", we get 80Mbps, which is very easily achieved with DOCSIS3. 15Mbps in late 2010 vs 10Mbps in early 2004 is a growth rate of a whopping 6.5% per year. BTW the 25Mbit plan is not comparable to this at any rate, since it's in a different price range.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 373883 28-Aug-2010 10:45 Send private message

All very well, but their international bandwidth is so flakey or oversubscribed that it's a bit pointless.  Youtube and others are buffering again often (including today), especially with embedded videos, the continued stalling of random http connections, that infernal proxy.

 




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  Reply # 373928 28-Aug-2010 13:59 Send private message

I would much prefer a larger cap then faster speed. 80GB just doesnt cut it.




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Geek


  Reply # 374758 31-Aug-2010 11:05 Send private message

If its anything like the pvr, then chch will get 15mbps in oct 2012.

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  Reply # 375142 1-Sep-2010 01:10 Send private message

October 2012 that's a bit optimistic given Telstraclear's recent track record heh.

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  Reply # 375290 1-Sep-2010 13:28 Send private message

We might be getting changed from 80 gig to 90gig reading this.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/packages/

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  Reply # 375293 1-Sep-2010 13:37 Send private message

Me too

I'm currently on the 10G Broadband only plan for $55, looks like its now 20GB for the same dosh.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm

Never thought I'd say this but thanks Telstra, finally giving me something extra for nothing.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 375296 1-Sep-2010 13:48 Send private message

Hmmm, read TFA. It reads to me like everyone on cable gets this.


“The upgrade means that with effect from October 2010 all of our InHome broadband plans will now have a minimum speed of 15 megabits per second(mbps)downstream and 2mbps upstream."

 

As I am an inhome customer I take this to mean me...


Also called the call centre, despite the caps being advertised they apparently aren't available till 1 October....think that might be illegal...

Jon

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  Reply # 375300 1-Sep-2010 13:50 Send private message

I only wish they had someone who participated on this forum like our friends from Vodafone do...

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Master Geek


  Reply # 375306 1-Sep-2010 14:15 Send private message

I don't think they will have a legal issue, given that the subtitle of the page clearly states 'Pricing effective 1st Oct 2010'. Nevertheless, it would appear that they have increased both the speed and the allowance. That's good news. Let's keep our fingers crossed on international bandwidth.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 375309 1-Sep-2010 14:21 Send private message

mikerussellnz: See announcement here:  15mbps down and 2mbps up.


Um, is that the network that Youtube doesn't work on very well?

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  Reply # 375315 1-Sep-2010 14:32 Send private message

They have also dropped the cost of warpspeed by $20, still cheaper to pay overage though.




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Reply # 375470 1-Sep-2010 20:25 Send private message

For my 10Gb & phone package it'll be nearly 4 times faster and $6 less. Well done TCL!

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