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  # 1308236 20-May-2015 10:15
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Jaxar: Seriously the company makes multiplayer computer games you would think he would have a clue about sorting this out before deciding on a location.


There are far too many IT/developer types who don't really understand networks.  So he should have a clue but like most people probably doesn't.

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  # 1308255 20-May-2015 10:33
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Good old twitter.

I suspect he was frustrated at lack of UFB at the locations he wanted and made some throwaway comments on Twitter about it.

Unfortunately when you have lots of followers it gets blown up.

There are far more constructive ways of approaching the issue. Fame makes a lot of people into asses.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1308257 20-May-2015 10:40
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Just deflecting attention from his unfinished game DayZ..

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  # 1308355 20-May-2015 12:02
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More on ODT website

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/342803/ufb-link-setbacks-frustrate

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  # 1308361 20-May-2015 12:09
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Sounds like people are being a bit negative about this guy, I played the game DayZ for a few hours.  It will certainly be a loss to NZ economy if this guy plus others get frustrated and leave NZ because of a slow internet.





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  # 1308398 20-May-2015 12:16
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I understand some frustration getting connected to UFB.  My install is stalled because a snake could not be pushed all the way through existing duct, and now need neighbours consents to dig a small hole in right of way. 

Has been weeks and could be many more.




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  # 1308421 20-May-2015 12:36
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"He continued to scout for a new office in Dunedin but many buildings were not connected with fibre, or there was a long delay for installation and costs were high".

Sounds like rubbish to me. I spend my entire day working on complex provisionig issues for Sparl Digital corporate UFB customers. I am personally overseeing at least 100 of these throughout the country right now, and I have only one solitary order where a financial contribution has been requested from the end customer - every other job is being subsidised in full by the Crown/LFC partnership, so his cost argument is at best misinformed, at worst totally false.

He clearly does not understand the process at all - maybe his service provider never set a realistic expectation regarding difficulty and timeframe. It happens.... a lot.




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  # 1308714 20-May-2015 18:22
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Clearly most of you were not at the Mikrotik MUM on Monday where one ISP gave a detailed presentation of issues in Dunedin around UFB.

It comes to me as no surprise that this guy has just hit the 'red button' after what I listened to from this ISP owner on Monday.

It's no secret that there some shocking communication going on in Dunedin that's just causing endless end user frustration.





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  # 1308730 20-May-2015 18:43
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If I tweet at Chorus can I have UFB too?

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  # 1308746 20-May-2015 19:08
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Lorenceo: If I tweet at Chorus can I have UFB too?


turn a mod into a "unfinished game" and im sure your name would carry as much weight ;)




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  # 1308754 20-May-2015 19:28
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I like the way the all of the comparisons done for internet speed are for downloads, yet, when creating content, or using cloud services it is often the upload speed that is important.  10Mbs upload is quite a bit different from 100Mbs download.






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  # 1308757 20-May-2015 19:35
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Yeah, but as its a business I would have thought they wouldnt be going on UFB anyway and getting a business grade connection which are provisioned separately from the UFB us peasants use. (or would. If chourus hadnt stopped installing it 500m away down a peninsula.)




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  # 1308934 20-May-2015 22:24
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surfisup1000: "A Dunedin gaming developer has moved a multimillion-dollar project offshore because New Zealand's broadband is in the "dark age". Dean Hall is the creator of DayZ, a zombie survival game that has sold more than 3 million copies and made more than $137.7 million."



I reckon our internet is great, UFB is being rolled out to 75% of the population.   THis is pretty good. 

I don't know what this guy is on about as our speeds will be world class.

And, he is based in dunedin which is even better with 2gbps speeds. 




Why is UFB required here? There is perfectly good Chorus HSNS (Bitstream 4) fibre available at most commercial premises. Sure its $1200ish a month (100/100) but gives contracted SLA, Uptime, and performance. Not to mention the small $4m saving by not moving.

Given there scale I would think UFB would be be the last thing they would want.

I guess these are the type of things there ISP would approach them about, quite shocking that "mission critical" discussion never happened.

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  # 1308937 20-May-2015 22:32
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Whatever, the thing is this has got more people on about the awefully slow rollout of UFB here. That IMO is a good thing. Its as if chorus were told by crown fiber that they have until 2019 to do it, so they are intentionally doing it as slow as possible inorder to maximize how much they can make off their decrepid copper network.




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  # 1308939 20-May-2015 22:40
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richms: Whatever, the thing is this has got more people on about the awefully slow rollout of UFB here. That IMO is a good thing. Its as if chorus were told by crown fiber that they have until 2019 to do it, so they are intentionally doing it as slow as possible inorder to maximize how much they can make off their decrepid copper network.


Chorus are contracted to have there part of the network completed by 2020. And as far as I am aware it is completely on schedule. 

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