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Topic # 97099 10-Feb-2012 14:28 Send private message

According to Chorus here: http://www.chorus.co.nz/sat   I'm in a VDSL2 zone, green. If I purchase a VDSL2 modem and connect it, will I automatically get higher speeds?

I believe I'm on an ADSL2 modem now. My current plan is Advanced High-Speed, according to when I sign into Slingshot.

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  Reply # 579797 10-Feb-2012 14:37 Send private message

You will need a prequalification done to ensure you can get VDSL2, and will also require a master filter to be installed.

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  Reply # 579800 10-Feb-2012 14:44 Send private message

Nope. I don't know if slingshot offer VDSL yet, but it's usually an extra $50 a month ontop of normal ADSL2 charges.

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  Reply # 579808 10-Feb-2012 15:12 Send private message

kyhwana2: Nope. I don't know if slingshot offer VDSL yet, but it's usually an extra $50 a month ontop of normal ADSL2 charges.



Correct, Slingshot do not provide VDSL at this stage. 




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  Reply # 579809 10-Feb-2012 15:12 Send private message

Ahh I assumed the Slingshot had announced some VDSL2 plans - rereading it the OP just wanted to swap out a modem and get faster speeds.


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  Reply # 579816 10-Feb-2012 15:26 Send private message

sbiddle: Ahh I assumed the Slingshot had announced some VDSL2 plans - rereading it the OP just wanted to swap out a modem and get faster speeds.


VDSL Plans "might" be available soon however unable to confirm when this will happen or anything at all.




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  Reply # 579835 10-Feb-2012 16:02 Send private message

Quite a lot of ISP's are thinking the work to update their billing systems, staff training, capacity to offer VDSL2 isn't worthwhile with UFB progressing.

If you want VDSL2 now Snap are offering it, plans are their current DSL plans + $50. There are also various business oriented ISP's offering it eg: Unleash.

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  Reply # 579883 10-Feb-2012 17:42 Send private message

Ragnor: Quite a lot of ISP's are thinking the work to update their billing systems, staff training, capacity to offer VDSL2 isn't worthwhile with UFB progressing.


Exactly however were it will be useful is places like Auckland CBD were you cant get UFB as cabling up an apartment building is going to be difficult.




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  Reply # 579890 10-Feb-2012 17:58 Send private message

I think VDSL is a good solution for those in the suburbs wanting faster speeds especially upload before UFB arrives. Been living in 4 different homes around Howick in the past 2 years and all have been within 300m of roadside cabinets.





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  Reply # 579920 10-Feb-2012 19:23 Send private message

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Ragnor: Quite a lot of ISP's are thinking the work to update their billing systems, staff training, capacity to offer VDSL2 isn't worthwhile with UFB progressing.


Exactly however were it will be useful is places like Auckland CBD were you cant get UFB as cabling up an apartment building is going to be difficult.


There is going to be a market for creative solutions for this. I'm in the middle of a deployment now delivering 100Mbps symmetical connections to an apartment complex over coax. Their internet connections aren't that fast at present (20/20 and 50/20) but can be upgraded to 100Mbps symmetical instantly if the backhaul was sufficiant to support it, and more importantly the demand was there.




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  Reply # 580011 10-Feb-2012 22:25 Send private message

I want VDSL upload combined with the slingshot flatrate plan, and VDSL upload combined with the slingshot dont meter backflip deal. Prefer the first tho ;)




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  Reply # 580014 10-Feb-2012 22:28 Send private message

richms: I want VDSL upload combined with the slingshot flatrate plan, and VDSL upload combined with the slingshot dont meter backflip deal. Prefer the first tho ;)


Sure, only way you'd get that was if it was $250-$300 a month..




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  Reply # 580846 13-Feb-2012 13:35 Send private message

Thanks everyone, helpful as usual.

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