Yea 78,223(according to http://www.chorusfibre.co.nz/) users have access to fibre, but what percentage of that number is actually going to sign up to it?
I think its ridiculous that there is nothing in place which allows residents to get on a priority list. It's being rolled out in the most stupid fashion.
Yea, they included schools into the plans. But why is there not residents and businesses who actually NEED it getting priority?
I personally for one would actually use fibre, and its so stupid that it's been rolled out 2 streets away and not my street.
I understand that it needs a direct fibre path to the exchange, but there should be a priority list of streets which customers (businesses and residents) live on who actually need it.
I run a couple servers inside my house, using RDC etc. from remote locations. I would love to get a few other servers set up, run a few of my websites locally on a connection which is actually good.
I am a web application developer who needs a fast connect in order to give access to overseas and national users. But on a VDSL2 connection is hardly stable for a web server.
So I think chorus(and other providers) should allow those who NEED fibre, be able to get their streets fibre rollout date moved forward.
I've found out that my street wont be getting a fibre line until 2015, that is ridiculous, there is a school a street away from me, and 2 streets away fibre is already rolled out.
That's the end of my rant ! Anyone else feel the same way as me ?