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Topic # 109403 19-Sep-2012 09:31 Send private message

Looking at moving to Christchurch and have found some of the new subdivisions have fibre connections.

Seems that a many refer to world exchange (Xnet) as the only provider.
Looked on the Xnet web site in the fibre section. Under when fibre is coming> Christchurch it links to enable.net but their coverage does not match where these fibre connected subdivisions are. And xnet are not listed as a service provider.

Also under “Get fibre faster with Xnet nz- Faster than any other “it links to Xnet’s very slow and expensive fibre plans.

I won’t be wanting a fibre connection at the speeds and cost of the Xnet plan(30/10 with 15 GB at $99) .

Will UFB(and UFB pricing) be available at places with Xnet fibre?

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  Reply # 688019 19-Sep-2012 09:36 Send private message

Plan costs $80 with 15GB




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 688020 19-Sep-2012 09:38 Send private message

There are abougt 3 or 4 threads over the past few months in this forum discussing why this is the case, to save everybody repeating things again your best option be to read through them.


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  Reply # 688021 19-Sep-2012 09:38 Send private message

Things will be changing where BOF is in current subdivisions we are the only option, UFB will be available in these subdivisions when they roll UFB network past the areas, I can't tell you when...

There will be changes coming to plans in the near future when there is some clear direction on the "real costs" with UFB, we can't commit to this until the real cost are actually known, we don't have government money to throw around on a punt :)




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  Reply # 688023 19-Sep-2012 09:40 Send private message

coffeebaron: Plan costs $80 with 15GB


http://www.xnet.co.nz/fibre/get-faster-fibre-with-xnet

Fusion over fibre plus $99.00



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  Reply # 688026 19-Sep-2012 09:44 Send private message

maverick: Things will be changing where BOF is in current subdivisions we are the only option, UFB will be available in these subdivisions when they roll UFB network past the areas, I can't tell you when...

There will be changes coming to plans in the near future when there is some clear direction on the "real costs" with UFB, we can't commit to this until the real cost are actually known, we don't have government money to throw around on a punt :)


You link to enable.net yet you don't provide a service through them and they can't access your fibre? 

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  Reply # 688029 19-Sep-2012 09:47 Send private message

andrewcnz: You link to enable.net yet you don't provide a service through them and they can't access your fibre? 

That's in the UFB section of the site. You're in a BOF area (which will become UFB in the future, but not yet).



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  Reply # 688034 19-Sep-2012 09:53 Send private message

Behodar:
andrewcnz: You link to enable.net yet you don't provide a service through them and they can't access your fibre? 

That's in the UFB section of the site. You're in a BOF area (which will become UFB in the future, but not yet).


Ok I see now...



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  Reply # 688036 19-Sep-2012 09:56 Send private message

In these BOF areas is copper is still available?

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  Reply # 688040 19-Sep-2012 10:07 Send private message

andrewcnz: In these BOF areas is copper is still available?


I don't believe so. If you don't like the BOF plans you could look at fixed wireless.





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  Reply # 688046 19-Sep-2012 10:17 Send private message

andrewcnz: In these BOF areas is copper is still available?


Generally no, your mostly talking about newish/experimental subdivisions which built with fiber only, and no copper throughout the entire development.

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  Reply # 688371 19-Sep-2012 18:53 Send private message

andrewcnz:
coffeebaron: Plan costs $80 with 15GB


http://www.xnet.co.nz/fibre/get-faster-fibre-with-xnet

Fusion over fibre plus $99.00

That plan includes national calling. The base plan is $70 including the 1st 5GB, then 99c per GB after; so 15G = ~$80.




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  Reply # 688413 19-Sep-2012 20:18 Send private message

Lias:
andrewcnz: In these BOF areas is copper is still available?


Generally no, your mostly talking about newish/experimental subdivisions which built with fiber only, and no copper throughout the entire development.


Correctamundo.

Same with me going to Soverign palms. Chorus are out there splicing daily as the garages are finished and ETPs installed on the side of them

3 or so a day at present. And no sign of UFB in the near future.. my current neighbours (moving there too) and their 5Gb ADSL and using ISP email are in for a shock.

I wonder what happens to those on oldschool devices like St Johns monitoring etc when the power goes out.. no 48v on the line to keep things working COUquakesGH. Was one good thing when stuff went wrong, our old fax and stashed pert phone were handy. When all the neighbours were all 'the phones are out' not realising they had a cordless powered one and power was out...

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  Reply # 688518 20-Sep-2012 05:59 Send private message

Argh Sovereign Palms Kaiapoi ... my home town btw pretty much born and Breed there with my family still there, its one of the fasted growing subdivisions we have as well.

Actually during the earth quake the BOF subdivisions had less issues and all pretty much stayed online , there were a couple of power hits but Fibre handled the quakes it seemed really well whereas we did some copper problems.

Fyi St Johns has a certified Alarm now for IP with AlarmNZ




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