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Topic # 96527 30-Jan-2012 10:09
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Hi, have a mate looking for BB in the Whatawhata area, anyone know if there are any providers out that way. He is 9km of cable from the exchange and no cabinets on the horizon, cellular coverage from both Voda and XT is dodgy, hence thought I would check the wisp options for him.

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  Reply # 574848 30-Jan-2012 10:15
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Have a look at www.no8wireless.co.nz

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  Reply # 574859 30-Jan-2012 10:36
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Not 100% sure, but I think Wired Country (which is apparently now Compass) were out that way?

Worth checking into I'd say.




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  Reply # 575205 31-Jan-2012 10:38
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Thanks guys I have sent an email to no8 to see what coverage they have at the address.

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  Reply # 575217 31-Jan-2012 11:25
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I have a friend in the Whatawhata area and the only coverage she can get is via a Vodem (dodgy) or FarmSide satellite (expensive).  She has persisted with the Vodem, but constantly complains about losing connection when it is raining.

She already looked at No.8 Wireless but it doesn't cover the valley she is in.

There is a new cellsite scheduled to be built somewhere west of Hamilton under the RBI, but I'm not sure when it will happen, or if it will offer coverage to Whatawhata.





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  Reply # 575272 31-Jan-2012 12:26
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grant_k: I have a friend in the Whatawhata area and the only coverage she can get is via a Vodem (dodgy) or FarmSide satellite (expensive).  She has persisted with the Vodem, but constantly complains about losing connection when it is raining.

She already looked at No.8 Wireless but it doesn't cover the valley she is in.

There is a new cellsite scheduled to be built somewhere west of Hamilton under the RBI, but I'm not sure when it will happen, or if it will offer coverage to Whatawhata.


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  Reply # 575279 31-Jan-2012 12:46
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Hi, I have had an email back from Rural wireless (aka no8wireless) and they do have a project to sight a repeater that will cover that area in the near future, they have put me on a list for notification once its in service.

Thanks for the replies.

Cyril

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