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#92826 7-Nov-2011 11:39
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Firstly  apologies if this has been discussed in the past.
I have purchased a new section in a new residential subdivision which the developer markets as "Fibre ready"
I think that Chorus installed the telecommunication network within the new subdivision.

What does all this mean?

Does it cost anything extra to get connected to fibre compared to the older copper network

Do I still have the same choice of phone and ISP providers that I would have with copper

Is there only fibre installed, i.e is there still an option to connect to a copper network?

How do I go about getting connected? Do I talk to a phone/ISP company or to Chorus?

What broadband speeds can I expect to get?

Are there special broadband plans for those with FTTP , if yes are they more expensive?

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  #541965 7-Nov-2011 11:48
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If you are in a new subdivision already being serviced as part of the Telecom FTTH Pilot then most likely you will only have one choice and that is WorldxChange as we are the only ones that have been involved with the pilot for the last 3 years as no one else actually had any carrier grade capabilities (they are all rushing now with UFB coming online though), the pilot is to finish shortly though and other ISP's may be be available as options at that time.

Details are here in the link below, basically only 2 pilot plans available at this time but this will be changing before the end of the year, the main plan is 30Mb / 6Mb, no you will not have an option for copper as no copper will have been laid.

What Subdivision are you in ?

http://www.xnet.co.nz/solutions/fusion-over-fibre/




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  #541981 7-Nov-2011 12:31
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Thanks Maverick for the link. I am starting to understand it a bit better now.
I would be interested to hear if any other Telecommunication/ISP's are going to be able to offer FTTP plans and when, I am surprised that Telecom, at least, are not yet offering this?  
It does sound like there could be other providers soon??

 
 
 
 


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  #541985 7-Nov-2011 12:38
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I'm guessing a number are going to try, most have only just heard of VoIP and now trying to fast track offerings, my advise for you is do the research as your going to see a lot of non carrier grade cheap and nasty offerings hitting the market, (Government funded networks have a habit of attracting people wanting a slice), As for Telecom very interesting question we have been doing this for about 3 years now with no one else having the real capabilities including Telecom so just goes to show how far a lot of these companies are with deploying Next generation networks.




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  #542002 7-Nov-2011 13:23
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Sorry to hijack the thread but maverick how come WorldxChange have never come to Whangarei on NorthPower's fibre?

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#542026 7-Nov-2011 13:59
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my question to Maverick would be:

If Xnet is going to lower the fees on the FTTH offering as you said other company will start offering too.

Also to the OP, with my experience with XNET, the product and service is very good and reliable, I think XNET's VOIP line is the best now or similar. Fibre network speed is consistent.

Only problem I have is the price, FTTH suppose to be affordable, now look at XNETs price with 20GB download you are paying something like $125, but on ADSL2 you probably paying much less.......
The above price is based on the high speed offering from XNET, 30MB down/6mb up, its faster compare with my old ADSL 2 line speed which was around 6-8MB.

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  #542029 7-Nov-2011 14:07
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Yes the price is definitely changing along will all our plans, we were locked into a price model for the pilot, but we have been waiting for the UFB to be finalised as we don't wont to do an offer and then have to change it.




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  #542031 7-Nov-2011 14:11
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And I guess, you would be also waiting to see what pricing plans your competitors come up with

 
 
 
 


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  #542036 7-Nov-2011 14:23
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maverick: Yes the price is definitely changing along will all our plans, we were locked into a price model for the pilot, but we have been waiting for the UFB to be finalised as we don't wont to do an offer and then have to change it.


Any idea on timing of the announcement yet maverick? 




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  #542037 7-Nov-2011 14:25
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No not really, the prices aren't finalized yet and at this stage we want to align all our products , its actually not all about price if you want cheap and nasty you buy a Ford but if you want a quality offering you buy a Holden and pay a little bit more :), that will upset the Ford brigade




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  #542038 7-Nov-2011 14:25
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Zeon:
maverick: Yes the price is definitely changing along will all our plans, we were locked into a price model for the pilot, but we have been waiting for the UFB to be finalised as we don't wont to do an offer and then have to change it.


Any idea on timing of the announcement yet maverick? 


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