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Topic # 106749 31-Jul-2012 09:53 Send private message

I'm moving into a new sub division and the only cable available is Fibre.

Who is a very good priced provider of Fibre internet connection in Auckland?

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  Reply # 664388 31-Jul-2012 09:57 Send private message

You may only be able to get Xnet.

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  Reply # 664391 31-Jul-2012 10:04 Send private message

Yea you probably will have to use Xnet as its not UFB .. yet. Apparently will be sometime at the end of the year at least in some areas.





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  Reply # 664392 31-Jul-2012 10:04 Send private message

Orcon has an offer for free (up to a $$$ limit) fibre service, if you sign a term contract as well. That's UFB, and if the subdivision is not part of it, then XNET as said.







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  Reply # 664401 31-Jul-2012 10:24 Send private message

So Xnet you pay for a base package say $65 for 5GB and pay 0.99 per GB, so for example $79.85 for 15GB?


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  Reply # 664403 31-Jul-2012 10:28 Send private message

It starts at $70 for 5 GB. Prices are here.

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  Reply # 664436 31-Jul-2012 10:58 Send private message

kiwis: I'm moving into a new sub division and the only cable available is Fibre.

Who is a very good priced provider of Fibre internet connection in Auckland?


Depends entirely where the subdivision is and whether it's UFB or BOF.

If it's a BOF area Xnet is your only choice at present.


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  Reply # 664519 31-Jul-2012 12:48 Send private message

kiwis: I'm moving into a new sub division and the only cable available is Fibre.

What is your sub division? Stonefields?



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  Reply # 664859 31-Jul-2012 19:19 Send private message

when will this change? it seems looking at the prices that xnet can charge what they like.

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  Reply # 664974 31-Jul-2012 21:44 Send private message

Read Mavrick's (XNet Ops Manager, I think) post on his Fibre install... there is a lot going on to make a fibre connection work... plus Xnet deserve the credit (moola) for being in the mix and supporting it fully.

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  Reply # 665368 1-Aug-2012 13:18 Send private message

kiwis: when will this change? it seems looking at the prices that xnet can charge what they like.


Don't blame Xnet for the situation, it's the other ISPs faults for not wanting to offer services there....







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  Reply # 665450 1-Aug-2012 14:25 Send private message

Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB

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  Reply # 665453 1-Aug-2012 14:32 Send private message

kiwis: Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB


As mentioned above, I suggest you read the several recent threads detailing exactly why this scenario exists and what is changing. These areas will ultimately become UFB areas once network upgrades are complete.

IMHO blaming WxC shows complete ignorance of the BOF issue - without them you wouldn't have internet at your new location.

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  Reply # 665467 1-Aug-2012 14:46 Send private message

sbiddle:
kiwis: Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB


As mentioned above, I suggest you read the several recent threads detailing exactly why this scenario exists and what is changing. These areas will ultimately become UFB areas once network upgrades are complete.

IMHO blaming WxC shows complete ignorance of the BOF issue - without them you wouldn't have internet at your new location.


I guess no-one gets a gold star for offering a service without competition there to keep profits down!




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  Reply # 665538 1-Aug-2012 16:07 Send private message

sbiddle:
kiwis: Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB


As mentioned above, I suggest you read the several recent threads detailing exactly why this scenario exists and what is changing. These areas will ultimately become UFB areas once network upgrades are complete.

IMHO blaming WxC shows complete ignorance of the BOF issue - without them you wouldn't have internet at your new location.


This does not excuse the cost, once upon a time broadband was dear, now there is so much competition it's cheap as. the same applies to many items in the world - flat screen TV's is another example. Don't let the cooperates tell you the truth in what operating costs are.

I'll bet once others can offer this the price will drop. there is only one reason for it.

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  Reply # 665557 1-Aug-2012 16:47 Send private message

kiwis:
sbiddle:
kiwis: Yes but xnet set their own prices.
Similar price on copper you get 40GB


As mentioned above, I suggest you read the several recent threads detailing exactly why this scenario exists and what is changing. These areas will ultimately become UFB areas once network upgrades are complete.

IMHO blaming WxC shows complete ignorance of the BOF issue - without them you wouldn't have internet at your new location.


This does not excuse the cost, once upon a time broadband was dear, now there is so much competition it's cheap as. the same applies to many items in the world - flat screen TV's is another example. Don't let the cooperates tell you the truth in what operating costs are.

I'll bet once others can offer this the price will drop. there is only one reason for it.


Once again I'll repeat what I said above. Your comment once again shows ignorance of the issue, and once again I'd recommend reading the previous discussions on this to fully understand why only a single provider offers BOF services and why pricing is what it is.

You don't know what the BOF wholesale access costs are, so comparing different access mediums is like comparing apples with oranges.

And once these areas become part of the UFB prices will drop, because it will no longer be a BOF coverage area, it will be a UFB coverage area with very different wholesale access costs.

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