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  Reply # 967392 15-Jan-2014 10:15 Send private message

sbowness:
TimA: Probably Vodafone.
Must be our Ultra fast broadband customer on cable and UFB plans chewing up too much bandwidth. Might need more bandwidth?


VDSL would be nice for those of us unlikely to see UFB this decade.


Ditto... oh wait damn nevermind

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  Reply # 967623 15-Jan-2014 15:31 Send private message

I won't get UFB until late 2016 and I'm too far from the exchange to get VDSL :(




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  Reply # 967702 15-Jan-2014 17:57 Send private message

lokhor: I won't get UFB until late 2016 and I'm too far from the exchange to get VDSL :(


I can theoretically get VDSL, but my DL would supposedly only go from 16Mb/s to 19Mb/s (based on the pre qual check they do), and my upload comes back at less than the minimum 5Mb/s so I can't get it provisioned lol.  No fibre on the radar at all for me :(




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  Reply # 967718 15-Jan-2014 18:53 Send private message

Paulthagerous:
lokhor: I won't get UFB until late 2016 and I'm too far from the exchange to get VDSL :(


I can theoretically get VDSL, but my DL would supposedly only go from 16Mb/s to 19Mb/s (based on the pre qual check they do), and my upload comes back at less than the minimum 5Mb/s so I can't get it provisioned lol.  No fibre on the radar at all for me :(


That sucks. I do have the option of switching to Vodafone Cable, not sure how well it holds up in terms of on-peak speeds though. 




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  Reply # 967730 15-Jan-2014 19:20 Send private message

That sucks. I do have the option of switching to Vodafone Cable, not sure how well it holds up in terms of on-peak speeds though. 

I live in Wellington, and have been on Vodafone cable "warp speed' (130/10Mbps down/up) for 12 months.
I always get full (NZ) speeds but ...
Vodafone cable data caps are low - the current maximum is 250GB per month, but it is strongly rumored that Vodafone data caps will increase soon.




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  Reply # 967777 15-Jan-2014 21:01 Send private message

the predictor underestimates the speed. pretty much everyone has gotten a good bit more speed than they got told they would get.

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  Reply # 967782 15-Jan-2014 21:11 Send private message

Paulthagerous:
lokhor: I won't get UFB until late 2016 and I'm too far from the exchange to get VDSL :(


I can theoretically get VDSL, but my DL would supposedly only go from 16Mb/s to 19Mb/s (based on the pre qual check they do), and my upload comes back at less than the minimum 5Mb/s so I can't get it provisioned lol.  No fibre on the radar at all for me :(


The prequal isnt accurate dude. it always uts off at 20Mbp/s




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  Reply # 967899 16-Jan-2014 07:20 Send private message

lokhor: That sucks. I do have the option of switching to Vodafone Cable, not sure how well it holds up in terms of on-peak speeds though. 


I've never noticed it slowing down. During the evening I can get 10+Mbps on a well seeded torrent, with or without my VPN. Single threaded downloads are limited by latency to the USA.

I'm moving to UFB, but only because I want my internet to work during a power cut/emergency. VF cable has repeaters on the power poles that need power to work, so in a power cut you have no internet. UFB has battery backups, and I plan to get a decent UPS to run the inside electronics. That will hopefully give us some communications during a disaster - 3G from various devices and two carriers being the backup.




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  Reply # 969733 19-Jan-2014 19:35 Send private message

timmmay: I'm moving to UFB, but only because I want my internet to work during a power cut/emergency. VF cable has repeaters on the power poles that need power to work, so in a power cut you have no internet. UFB has battery backups, and I plan to get a decent UPS to run the inside electronics. That will hopefully give us some communications during a disaster - 3G from various devices and two carriers being the backup.

Good plan.
I have Vodafone high speed cable and a 1500VA APC UPS on the modem which should run for about 12 hours under light load.
The APC unit has been very reliable in a SOHO environment , but it's not cheap.
Over the last year I have experienced power failures (up to 2 hours) with no loss of my cable connection, and vice versa - but have never lost connectivity during a power failure.
What I don't know is how well the cable network survives after prolonged power failure - does the system recover spontaneously, or does it need to be "rebuilt"?




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  Reply # 969748 19-Jan-2014 21:22 Send private message

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timmmay: I'm moving to UFB, but only because I want my internet to work during a power cut/emergency. VF cable has repeaters on the power poles that need power to work, so in a power cut you have no internet. UFB has battery backups, and I plan to get a decent UPS to run the inside electronics. That will hopefully give us some communications during a disaster - 3G from various devices and two carriers being the backup.

Good plan.
I have Vodafone high speed cable and a 1500VA APC UPS on the modem which should run for about 12 hours under light load.
The APC unit has been very reliable in a SOHO environment , but it's not cheap.
Over the last year I have experienced power failures (up to 2 hours) with no loss of my cable connection, and vice versa - but have never lost connectivity during a power failure.
What I don't know is how well the cable network survives after prolonged power failure - does the system recover spontaneously, or does it need to be "rebuilt"?


I was told TC cable relied on repeaters that were mains powered. Anyone have any further information?

That 1500VA UPS is around $500 or so, definitely not cheap, but probably a good investment.




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