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#265629 1-Feb-2020 17:48
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Hey there, 

 

I'm trying to find any providers of wireless or fixed wireless services as I live in a tight spot where there seem to be great options just out of reach. I've seen Kiwiwifi before but the installation cost and the speeds offered to seem a bit too high for me. If anyone knows of a provider that I might have missed that would be awesome. I live between Upper Moutere and Motueka and there is a cell tower that's just about under a km away from me but I'm not sure if it would be possible to get a unlimited internet service through it.


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  #2411226 1-Feb-2020 18:08
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just looked at the kiwiwifi’s install cost and $350 is very reasonable $12 over 24 months works out at $288 they gear and labour to install coats monet and they dont get government funding

Back in the late 90s we charged $80 a month and $450 install for a
2mbps connection with 10gb data, oh how times have changed

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  #2411260 1-Feb-2020 20:03
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As above $350 is very reasonable for install


 
 
 
 


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  #2411280 1-Feb-2020 21:49
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nztim: just looked at the kiwiwifi’s install cost and $350 is very reasonable $12 over 24 months works out at $288 they gear and labour to install coats monet and they dont get government funding

Back in the late 90s we charged $80 a month and $450 install for a
2mbps connection with 10gb data, oh how times have changed


Excuse typos in above message, was replying on mobile phone!



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  #2411287 1-Feb-2020 22:08
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nztim: just looked at the kiwiwifi’s install cost and $350 is very reasonable $12 over 24 months works out at $288 they gear and labour to install coats monet and they dont get government funding

Back in the late 90s we charged $80 a month and $450 install for a
2mbps connection with 10gb data, oh how times have changed

 

yeah, they do seem like my go-to considering you can bundle it plus it's unlimited, unlike the spark 240gb rural broadband I currently have. Only thing is 25 down and 5 up is a bit slow for what I do although, I checked them out a year ago and the 25 down and 5 up is a newer service they offer so maybe they'll have a faster one in the future?


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  #2411393 2-Feb-2020 10:40
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For an average WISP $350 won't actually cover the true cost of an average install.

 

 


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  #2411446 2-Feb-2020 11:30
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sbiddle:

For an average WISP $350 won't actually cover the true cost of an average install.


 



In my days actual cost of install was more than double what we charged.

Breakdown was $1000 for the brezecomm CPE, $1.40 per metre for the outdoor STP cable with an average 15-20M cable run, $120 for the PoE injector, and 4x hours labour at $25’p/h

We originally mounted the CPE on the TV mast but it often interfered with TV1 so often we had to install a second mast at the cost of about $120

Not taking into account any of the costs of the AP end


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