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Topic # 97170 12-Feb-2012 22:11 Send private message

I read with delight the article today about the prices released for Auckland and Christchurch. 

I am on Dacre St, Newton, Auckland and trying to determine what timeframe the Auckland CBD will be getting delivery of these services? I am struggling to even find Dacre St on the Broadband Map and can't understand how VDSL2 isn't available already in my area!

Anyone able to shed some light please?

 

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  Reply # 580624 12-Feb-2012 23:00 Send private message

Link to the article?




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  Reply # 580625 12-Feb-2012 23:07 Send private message

ChrisNZL: Link to the article?


Article is here: http://www.techjungle.com/7964

I am wondering if these prices relate to the rest of NZ.

I am in a stage one UFB roll out in Dunedin but not sure if these prices will apply. 

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  Reply # 580628 12-Feb-2012 23:21 Send private message

I saw the article today also!​
​http://nztechpodcast.com/nz-ultra-fast-broadband-ufb/
It's looking rather affordable?

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  Reply # 580660 13-Feb-2012 08:30 Send private message

ChrisNZL: Link to the article?


In our frontpage, to Paul Spain's TechJungle blog. I'm sure people glance over the homepage at least once a day to see if there's anything there?






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  Reply # 580991 13-Feb-2012 18:40 Send private message

Quite sad how expensive their 100Mb plans are. Im not sure I would even bother getting fibre for 30mb. People in these area's would have access to VDSL i assume? Might as well just get that and not pay for an expensive fibre install. I guess all the other providers need to put out prices though so time will tell!



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  Reply # 580993 13-Feb-2012 18:46 Send private message

chev: I am blown away you said that. They aren't expensive!!! I was just quoted $650 + GST a month for 20Mbit, with 100GB of data

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  Reply # 580994 13-Feb-2012 18:47 Send private message

chevrolux: Quite sad how expensive their 100Mb plans are.


Cheaper than TelstraClear cable.
 




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  Reply # 580998 13-Feb-2012 19:02 Send private message

freitasm:
chevrolux: Quite sad how expensive their 100Mb plans are.


Cheaper than TelstraClear cable.
 


Who said last year that they can already do 100mbit but still havent offered it?




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  Reply # 580999 13-Feb-2012 19:04 Send private message

raytaylor:
freitasm:
chevrolux: Quite sad how expensive their 100Mb plans are.


Cheaper than TelstraClear cable.
 


Who said last year that they can already do 100mbit but still havent offered it?


Here, but to tell the truth I thought it was "100 MB" (as in cap). Sorry...

 




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  Reply # 581004 13-Feb-2012 19:10 Send private message

The way I see it is the goverment want everyone in NZ to have 'Ultra fast broadband', I just dont think 30Mb cuts the mustard. But I do like the price ubergroup have on there 50/50 150gb plan. That is the sort of pricing I would have expected. Maybe I just have unrealistic ideas on what we should be paying.

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  Reply # 581005 13-Feb-2012 19:11 Send private message

I think everyone should remember what it was like when ADSL 1 first came out for consumers, JetStart and the like. The UFB is a game changer and it's going to take some time for ISP's and transit providers to find their feet again. Atleast Worldnet has come out with pricing - Orcon's releasing videos about how great it is but is mum on pricing.

When we first offered UFB plans it was over 12 months ago and was based around the 30/10 product as that was the most economical at the time, Now we're doing 50mbit and I have no doubt in the next 12 months 100mbit will become viable.

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  Reply # 581024 13-Feb-2012 19:22 Send private message

double post - sorry.




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  Reply # 581025 13-Feb-2012 19:22 Send private message

chevrolux: The way I see it is the goverment want everyone in NZ to have 'Ultra fast broadband', I just dont think 30Mb cuts the mustard. But I do like the price ubergroup have on there 50/50 150gb plan. That is the sort of pricing I would have expected. Maybe I just have unrealistic ideas on what we should be paying.


The thing is that the fibre being installed is capable of 100mbit+
The 30mbit plan is quite capable of delivering two HD television streams (should someone be able to compete against sky using fibre delivery) + internet and telephone all at the same time.

The 30mbit plan is just there because time is needed to upgrade the backhaul fibre links and so that ISP's are able to offer a cheaper service by not having to pay for excess capacity around the city / district / country where their customers dont want it.





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  Reply # 581052 13-Feb-2012 20:08 Send private message

networkn: I read with delight the article today about the prices released for Auckland and Christchurch. 

I am on Dacre St, Newton, Auckland and trying to determine what timeframe the Auckland CBD will be getting delivery of these services? I am struggling to even find Dacre St on the Broadband Map and can't understand how VDSL2 isn't available already in my area!

Anyone able to shed some light please?

 



I just discovered I'll have a UFB Access point by July (not in Auckland). 

But, telecom is not listed as an ISP.  I'd like to stay with telecom if possible, maybe they'll signup in future? 





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  Reply # 581071 13-Feb-2012 21:01 Send private message

I am just struggling how Auckland CBD won't get UFB until perhaps sometime next year. How can that seriously be? It's the financial capital of New Zealand?

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