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Topic # 107068 6-Aug-2012 14:33 Send private message

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7423719/Telecom-consumer-UFB-early-next-year

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  Reply # 668341 6-Aug-2012 14:42 Send private message

There was a more detailed article on NBR on Friday.




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  Reply # 668599 6-Aug-2012 21:34 Send private message

Thanks for these posts. At last we have some more definite info.

However, there are still a few uncertainties around. One biggie is the charge for installation. Will it always be free or will it come at $3,000 or so? The providers must be worried sick about these costs incurred.

I can be connected now so can I risk waiting until next year given the connection charge doubts? Joining now locks me in for at least a year or, more likely, 18-24 months. Could that bite me on the proverbial? Obviously, the answer is, "Who knows?".

If I sign up now I have to pay Telecom $199 for a broken contract so that steers me towards Orcon as they would effectively pay for that!

Guess I should just get on with it and contact Orcon!!


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  Reply # 668703 7-Aug-2012 09:03 Send private message

linw: Thanks for these posts. At last we have some more definite info.

However, there are still a few uncertainties around. One biggie is the charge for installation. Will it always be free or will it come at $3,000 or so? The providers must be worried sick about these costs incurred.

I can be connected now so can I risk waiting until next year given the connection charge doubts? Joining now locks me in for at least a year or, more likely, 18-24 months. Could that bite me on the proverbial? Obviously, the answer is, "Who knows?".

If I sign up now I have to pay Telecom $199 for a broken contract so that steers me towards Orcon as they would effectively pay for that!

Guess I should just get on with it and contact Orcon!!


I would doubt the residential install would be anything close to $3k since that would effectively kill residential UFB before it even gets off the blocks.  My bet would be more like the sub $400.

If being locked into a 24 month contract with Orcon and their very small data caps sounds appealing before any of the T1 Telco's announce their pricing then go for it.  I am sure in 2 years time the landscape will be significantly different so then you will be able to change to a RSP & Plan more around what you need or pay the break fee again (first $199 from Telecom now, then whatever Orcon charge as their break fee).

Me I would prefer to wait and see what everyone else comes up with as I am not sure where the urgency comes from.




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