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Topic # 102991 28-May-2012 09:38 Send private message

Hi There!

I thought it might be useful to get a list of the ISP's offering UFB as of June 2012 and perhaps collate a list of pricing?

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  Reply # 631318 28-May-2012 09:57 Send private message

Yeah would be useful, NZ Tech Podcast do have a bit of a list together at http://nztechpodcast.com/nz-ultra-fast-broadband-ufb/

DTS could be added to the list too with their pricing
http://dts.net.nz/blog/ufb-bitstream-2-pricing/

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  Reply # 631327 28-May-2012 10:23 Send private message

We've been working to keep a current page online with all UFB plans over at the NZ Tech Podcast site. Have setup an easy URL to point to that: www.ufb.org.nz

Will be adding a lot more content over the next little while in addition to the current pricing, etc.




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  Reply # 633859 1-Jun-2012 07:58 Send private message

Moved this to correct forum.




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  Reply # 633865 1-Jun-2012 08:17 Send private message

paulspain: We've been working to keep a current page online with all UFB plans over at the NZ Tech Podcast site. Have setup an easy URL to point to that: www.ufb.org.nz

Will be adding a lot more content over the next little while in addition to the current pricing, etc.

FYI, near the bottom of the page it lists Ultrafast Fibre for Waikato/BOP. It's actually only Waikato/Tauranga; the rest of the Bay (Whakatane and Rotorua) is under Chorus.

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  Reply # 633867 1-Jun-2012 08:22 Send private message

Behodar:
paulspain: We've been working to keep a current page online with all UFB plans over at the NZ Tech Podcast site. Have setup an easy URL to point to that: www.ufb.org.nz

Will be adding a lot more content over the next little while in addition to the current pricing, etc.

FYI, near the bottom of the page it lists Ultrafast Fibre for Waikato/BOP. It's actually only Waikato/Tauranga; the rest of the Bay (Whakatane and Rotorua) is under Chorus.


Add Wanganui and Taranaki to that list also.

http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/coverage-areas

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  Reply # 635183 3-Jun-2012 20:05 Send private message

EOL in Tauranga have published their fibre pricing here :
http://www.eol.co.nz/fibre

Rather than use the overage maps on the Ultrafast Fibre Ltd website, you may want to use this :
www.ultrafast.co.nz/coverage




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  Reply # 635195 3-Jun-2012 20:27 Send private message

shanehobson: EOL in Tauranga have published their fibre pricing here :
http://www.eol.co.nz/fibre
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It's not really pricing if the text says "From $x" and every single link just goes to a contact page...

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  Reply # 640360 13-Jun-2012 19:35 Send private message

Xf Net in Whangarei have the best offer I have seen so far

http://xfnet.co.nz/prices.html 

$79 per month for 150GB, 50mbps up/down, including landline



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  Reply # 640403 13-Jun-2012 21:00 Send private message

nullmee: Xf Net in Whangarei have the best offer I have seen so far

http://xfnet.co.nz/prices.html 

$79 per month for 150GB, 50mbps up/down, including landline




Please keep in mind that nowhere on that site or page you linked to does it mention the speed of the connection, The last time they did it was 10/10mbit but that was a LOOONG time ago




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  Reply # 653434 10-Jul-2012 11:23 Send private message

Lightwire in Hamilton have already completed a bunch of GPON installs, can't see pricing on thier webpage yet

http://www.lightwire.co.nz/ufb.html

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  Reply # 653458 10-Jul-2012 12:17 Send private message

Beccara:
nullmee: Xf Net in Whangarei have the best offer I have seen so far

http://xfnet.co.nz/prices.html 

$79 per month for 150GB, 50mbps up/down, including landline




Please keep in mind that nowhere on that site or page you linked to does it mention the speed of the connection, The last time they did it was 10/10mbit but that was a LOOONG time ago


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Every site I've come across that has an Xfnet connection (now Ultracom) the speed has only been 10mbps up & down.
If you actually click on the home plan on that page you'll actually see that for your $79 you do only get 10/10.
No 50/50 speed mentioned at all.
The closest is 30/10 which is $99. If you want 100/50 then it jumps to $229.




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  Reply # 657015 17-Jul-2012 13:29 Send private message

People are actually provisioning 10/10? What's the point, that's not Ultrafast at all! In some cases, that's slower than DSL.

Way to defeat the purpose, ISPs.

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  Reply # 657028 17-Jul-2012 13:44 Send private message

Kyanar: People are actually provisioning 10/10? What's the point, that's not Ultrafast at all! In some cases, that's slower than DSL.

Way to defeat the purpose, ISPs.


It's a single ISP doing this, Everyone else so far is 30/10, 50/50 or 100/50.




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  Reply # 657031 17-Jul-2012 13:48 Send private message

Kyanar: People are actually provisioning 10/10? What's the point, that's not Ultrafast at all! In some cases, that's slower than DSL.

Way to defeat the purpose, ISPs.


could be for several reasons:

Might be to manage capacity,
might be to price discriminate (which can be a good thing in some circumstances)
might be to give more realistic expectations of achievable speeds.


A consistent speed of 10Mbps is still plenty fast enough for virtually anything a normal user might want to do. 

Unless one is downloading a heap of large files with a strict deadline, then most people will notice no difference between 10Mbps and 100Mbps, but restricting the speed to 10Mbps does stop the few crazy people who want to download the entire internet from clogging up the backhaul.

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  Reply # 657036 17-Jul-2012 13:53 Send private message

I'd happily take 10/10 if it was offered (if 30/10 isn't); a ~20% loss in download speed is offset by a 900% gain in upload.

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