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  Reply # 969602 19-Jan-2014 12:07 Send private message

sbiddle:

You will get the same pricing as a UFB urban customer, but you need to understand the differences between P2P (point-to-point) and GPON fibre which I'm guessing you don't understand.

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Thanks to your very clear explanation I do now. The stopper for me then isn't the cost of the GPON port, rather the fact that the cost of the backhaul from it couldn't be shared around 23 other users. Paying monthly for all of that or a P2P is beyond what is sensible for my needs. Sad when a dream dies though! ;-)
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Wireless is iffy for me (too many trees) so will continue to hope they cabinetise the copper one day.

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  Reply # 969615 19-Jan-2014 13:04 Send private message

mapleglen: Wireless is iffy for me (too many trees) so will continue to hope they cabinetise the copper one day.


That may be able to be resolved with the right antennas and equipment - perhaps start a new thread with a few more details to test the feasibility...

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  Reply # 969658 19-Jan-2014 14:46 Send private message

mapleglen:
sbiddle:

You will get the same pricing as a UFB urban customer, but you need to understand the differences between P2P (point-to-point) and GPON fibre which I'm guessing you don't understand.

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Thanks to your very clear explanation I do now. The stopper for me then isn't the cost of the GPON port, rather the fact that the cost of the backhaul from it couldn't be shared around 23 other users. Paying monthly for all of that or a P2P is beyond what is sensible for my needs. Sad when a dream dies though! ;-)
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Wireless is iffy for me (too many trees) so will continue to hope they cabinetise the copper one day.

What part of the country are you?




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  Reply # 969661 19-Jan-2014 14:56 Send private message

coffeebaron:
mapleglen:
sbiddle:

You will get the same pricing as a UFB urban customer, but you need to understand the differences between P2P (point-to-point) and GPON fibre which I'm guessing you don't understand.

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Thanks to your very clear explanation I do now. The stopper for me then isn't the cost of the GPON port, rather the fact that the cost of the backhaul from it couldn't be shared around 23 other users. Paying monthly for all of that or a P2P is beyond what is sensible for my needs. Sad when a dream dies though! ;-)
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Wireless is iffy for me (too many trees) so will continue to hope they cabinetise the copper one day.

What part of the country are you?



Just at a guess I would say he is at Wyndam Letterbox Rd - Southland - http://www.mapleglen.co.nz/mapleglen.kmz

and copperwise their line would be fed from WYD to WYD/A to WYD/C and the cabinets apear to be at this stage direct copper feeds (no PCM or Conklins etc)

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  Reply # 969663 19-Jan-2014 15:07 5 people support this post Send private message

k1wi: 

Anyway, the photos from across the street (and slightly down the road) are here:







Well I suspect your chances of a career in NZ journalism just went out the window. There's no chance you'll get a job with good factual reporting like that :)

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  Reply # 969689 19-Jan-2014 16:24 3 people support this post Send private message

insane:
k1wi: 

Anyway, the photos from across the street (and slightly down the road) are here:







Well I suspect your chances of a career in NZ journalism just went out the window. There's no chance you'll get a job with good factual reporting like that :)


Oh I don't know. If he can find a cute kitten stuck up that big tree, it will make front page news on Stuff.

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  Reply # 969705 19-Jan-2014 17:26 Send private message

Yeah, that's me. Currently using Woosh wireless. The tower is only a couple of k away but the connection is unreliable and very slow. Sell my kidneys to Farmside for three years is about the only other option I guess...
On the topic of the original beatup^H^H^H "story". Wait one year, the flax bush visible in the photo will swallow it. I know these things. :-)

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  Reply # 969749 19-Jan-2014 21:26 Send private message

mapleglen: <snip>On the topic of the original beatup^H^H^H "story". Wait one year, the flax bush visible in the photo will swallow it. I know these things. :-)


Problem with that is that to install new connections the flax bush would have to be cut or held back to allow for the lid to be removed and to maintain a relative sterial area

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  Reply # 969750 19-Jan-2014 21:32 7 people support this post Send private message

InstallerUFB:
mapleglen: <snip>On the topic of the original beatup^H^H^H "story". Wait one year, the flax bush visible in the photo will swallow it. I know these things. :-)


Problem with that is that to install new connections the flax bush would have to be cut or held back to allow for the lid to be removed and to maintain a relative sterial area

Can't want for Suff instalment part II: Chorus Massacre Innocent Flax Bush!




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  Reply # 969756 19-Jan-2014 21:56 3 people support this post Send private message

This is why I don't bother with the news.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

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  Reply # 969779 19-Jan-2014 23:22 Send private message

Don't suppose they have a problem with the blue water meter cover too do they?


k1wi: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9623405/Couple-stuck-with-horrible-green-thing

This type of sensationalist reporting, complete with camera angles that increase the perceived size of the 'pillar'/'edifice' annoys the hell out of me.  It's not much higher than the retaining wall that is directly behind it and it is probably going to be hidden by the flax bush once it grows??  As far as NIMBY goes, are we plumbing new depths?

The street is not that far from me, but we still have a few months to wait until they start laying the ducting.  I can't understand their concern, in their position I'd just be happy to be getting UFB access - it's not like it's a great bloody cabinet either.




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  Reply # 969810 20-Jan-2014 06:23 Send private message

They can put a Bit of AstroTurf over it. ;)




http://www.speedtest.net/result/3121421499.png Speed test over wifi.

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  Reply # 969815 20-Jan-2014 07:10 Send private message

I somewhat agree that these things are ugly, if or ever UFB ends up in my street, I believe circa 2020 is a remote possibility, that will mean we will have a black box, a green metal box approx 1 Meter high. A grey pole and a green upturned rubbish like thing at the gate.

Grateful that we have underground services and not in an area with those ugly incredibly thick saving VF cable clogging the scenery.




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 969823 20-Jan-2014 08:29 One person supports this post Send private message

Funny they complain about a something that's kind of small and not that bad.
Maybe Chorus should remove that and place a Whisper Cabinet in.

When they started to pop up we never saw people complain about them  


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  Reply # 969837 20-Jan-2014 08:54 3 people support this post Send private message

My personal opinion, pity that fugly house behind it is spoiling the landscape!

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