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Topic # 107624 15-Aug-2012 10:46 Send private message

Our AWESOME new UFB & RBI fibre pricing for schools has been released.


UFB (Ultra Fast Broadband) and RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) are funded by the Government to give all schools – irrespective of size or location – access to the latest and greatest in broadband technologies, delivered over fibre and offering download & upload speeds of up to 100Mbit/s! 

As an added bonus, membership and access to the high speed REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand) network is included in the price.
  • Unlimited award winning Ultra-Fast Internet
  • Connection to NZs only National/International Education Network
  • 24 x 7 New Zealand based support
  • Inclusive Internet filtering with Watchdog for State & Integrated Schools

So if you’re interested in getting your school connected to fibre, visit www.snap.co.nz/school for all the details on the plans.




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  Reply # 672703 15-Aug-2012 10:52 Send private message

err. the page on that link renders really badly in both FF and IE,

The floating cost box on the right hand side floats half way off the page and you cannot scroll over to it..... ( or is it just me)

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  Reply # 672727 15-Aug-2012 11:16 Send private message

I think a lot of schools complain about the price but don't realize they can also switch to VOIP which can make it a cost neutral exercise. Lots are still running 3 or 4 POTS or ISDN lines which is like a $150 saving straight away by switching to VOIP





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  Reply # 672742 15-Aug-2012 11:41 Send private message

Is that a gigabit connection to KAREN?

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  Reply # 672743 15-Aug-2012 11:41 Send private message

Great news, I've just started a "School" in my garage. Can Snap connect 100/100 UFB next week? :)






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  Reply # 672809 15-Aug-2012 13:46 Send private message

kyhwana2: Is that a gigabit connection to KAREN?


The connection to REANNZ (formerly known as KAREN) is not speed limited, however will only be up to the maximum speed of the connection you choose. You will see the 50M and 100M options on our site, however faster access speeds will be possible on application and dependent on availability.




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@SnapInternet on Twitter
Snap Internet on Facebook

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^MC Michelle - Technical Lead
^RO Ricky - Technical Lead
^AT Ashleigh - Retail Marketing Coordinator



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  Reply # 672815 15-Aug-2012 13:51 Send private message

Noodles: Great news, I've just started a "School" in my garage. Can Snap connect 100/100 UFB next week? :)


Sunday school?





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  Reply # 672829 15-Aug-2012 14:14 Send private message

RalphFromSnap:
kyhwana2: Is that a gigabit connection to KAREN?


The connection to REANNZ (formerly known as KAREN) is not speed limited, however will only be up to the maximum speed of the connection you choose. You will see the 50M and 100M options on our site, however faster access speeds will be possible on application and dependent on availability.


Whats the use of REANNZ access if the bottleneck is UFB tail at 50Mbps or 100Mbps.  Does REANNZ has contents not accessible through the Internet?

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  Reply # 672906 15-Aug-2012 15:49 Send private message

I'm 99% sure that my school, hagley community college is on this network, does this mean our internet will go faster now? :D













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  Reply # 673002 15-Aug-2012 19:27 Send private message

Why do schools have to pay more because they have more students? Is that to do with the REANNZ thingy?


Whats the use of REANNZ access if the bottleneck is UFB tail at 50Mbps or 100Mbps. Does REANNZ has contents not accessible through the Internet?


Even if content was available on the internet how do you plan on getting that content any faster than what the connection is capped at anyway?

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  Reply # 673005 15-Aug-2012 19:37 Send private message

chevrolux: Why do schools have to pay more because they have more students? Is that to do with the REANNZ thingy?


Whats the use of REANNZ access if the bottleneck is UFB tail at 50Mbps or 100Mbps. Does REANNZ has contents not accessible through the Internet?


Even if content was available on the internet how do you plan on getting that content any faster than what the connection is capped at anyway?


KAREN gives you access to Internet2. Usually you get a gigabit connection KAREN, which has 10gigabit along the backbone and a gigabit connection to aussie and the US.


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  Reply # 673066 15-Aug-2012 23:04 Send private message

I think this is really good. A school is going to need a lot of simultaneous users to max out a 100Mb/s connection. Even better Snaps school plans all have unlimited data. 
When you compare it to CallPlus's recently announced plans offering 30Mbit/s up and 30Mbit/s down for $149 incl GST, Snap wins hands down.

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  Reply # 673107 16-Aug-2012 07:34 Send private message

aspired: I think this is really good. A school is going to need a lot of simultaneous users to max out a 100Mb/s connection. Even better Snaps school plans all have unlimited data. 
When you compare it to CallPlus's recently announced plans offering 30Mbit/s up and 30Mbit/s down for $149 incl GST, Snap wins hands down.


While the plans may sound good the reality is very few schools are going to commit to any ISP offering UFB services right now when the outcome of the Network for Learning RFP hasn't yet been announced. The simple reality is whatever provider wins that RFP will capture most schools.


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  Reply # 673230 16-Aug-2012 11:26 Send private message

kyhwana2:
chevrolux: Why do schools have to pay more because they have more students? Is that to do with the REANNZ thingy?


Whats the use of REANNZ access if the bottleneck is UFB tail at 50Mbps or 100Mbps. Does REANNZ has contents not accessible through the Internet?


Even if content was available on the internet how do you plan on getting that content any faster than what the connection is capped at anyway?


KAREN gives you access to Internet2. Usually you get a gigabit connection KAREN, which has 10gigabit along the backbone and a gigabit connection to aussie and the US.



Yes, but you are still restricted to 50Mbps or 100Mbps UFB tail.  One advantage i can see is KAREN access will have less contention, i.e. more real-life bandwidth, than going through the Internet.

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  Reply # 673231 16-Aug-2012 11:29 Send private message

aspired: I think this is really good. A school is going to need a lot of simultaneous users to max out a 100Mb/s connection. Even better Snaps school plans all have unlimited data. 
When you compare it to CallPlus's recently announced plans offering 30Mbit/s up and 30Mbit/s down for $149 incl GST, Snap wins hands down.


Yes, if your school has around 100 students or less.  Over 200 students SNAP plans are too uncompetitive.  

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  Reply # 673442 16-Aug-2012 19:00 Send private message

Kiwipixter:
aspired: I think this is really good. A school is going to need a lot of?simultaneous?users to max out a 100Mb/s connection. Even better Snaps school plans all have unlimited data.?
When you?compare?it to?CallPlus's recently announced plans offering 30Mbit/s up and 30Mbit/s down for $149 incl GST, Snap wins hands down.


Yes, if your school has around 100 students or less. ?Over 200 students SNAP plans are too?uncompetitive. ?


what! they're charging per student!


surely every student doesn't need internet? younger students shouldn't even have internet access!

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