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Topic # 150619 28-Jul-2014 17:47
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So I promised a PS4 giveaway competition exclusively for geekzoners, and here it is.

Since Bigpipe will be launching UFB pretty soon (very exciting!) we thought we'd do something themed around that.

Here's all you need to do:

Tell us why you think UFB is awesome, and why even non-geeks should sign up.

Easy, right?
Try and keep it below 100 words (but that's not a hard rule), and feel free to use images or any other tool. Bonus points for creativity!


You have until 5pm on Thursday 31st July to get your entry in.




We'll pick our favourite 2 entries (it's not a random draw) and announce the winners here on Friday 1st August.




Important stuff:


You must be a Geekzone member and resident in NZ


You do NOT need to be a Bigpipe customer.
Other terms on our site under the PS4 giveaway FAQ

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  Reply # 1097273 28-Jul-2014 18:00
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There once was a little country from down under
Inhabited by hobbits, kiwis, good buggers and the scenic wonder
The inhabitants struggled by with internet that dials
Until bigpipe came along with speed and now down come the files!

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  Reply # 1097274 28-Jul-2014 18:00
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Affordable fibre to the homes/business/premises aka UFB is a game changer, it's once in a generation infrastructure upgrade akin to other major infrastructure upgrades like the electricity grid, the road network, cars and motorways replacing dirt roads and horse & buggies.

It solves some of the major issues with existing access technologies based on copper, like: Signal degradation over distance, reliability, resistance to interference and most importantly speed/latency.

A lot of cool stuff is going to be possible with reliable higher speed and lower latency, from entertainment to service delivery.


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  Reply # 1097276 28-Jul-2014 18:03
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UFB is not just about the speed its about the end user experience what they love doing in a more seamless and smoother way, videos no longer need to buffer, latency for online gaming is lower giving you the edge over the competition. UFB allows you to have many different applications consuming data all over the network without interrupting service for anyone else just wanting to enjoy last night’s episode of Shorthand Street or have a High definition Skype chat to grandchildren overseas.

UFB is not just for tech nuts or geeks, nerds UFB has the ability to transform any household into the fast lane to enable experiences they have never seen possible before on older technologies. UFB is easy to use it doesn't require any knowledge for setup. UFB is just like what you've currently got but faster more reliable. UFB will allow you to embrace the new technology change your whole families experiences online enable greater learning UFB is family positive there is plenty of UFB to go around no one will be left behind.


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  Reply # 1097288 28-Jul-2014 18:16
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You obviously DGAF about Speedtest's and random numbers
But you do care about no Youtube buffering and quick downloads.
It doesn't cost more, so you're stupid if you don't switch.
If you value your time, screw waiting, cause you don't have to.  Get UFB.

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  Reply # 1097319 28-Jul-2014 18:34
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UFB is awesome because it means we have more time to live our life's rather than sitting around for hours waiting for files to download. UFB is the Usain Bolt of internet speeds.

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  Reply # 1097349 28-Jul-2014 18:50
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Ufb its awesome for non geeks because it means less people complaining on geekzone about poor ADSL speeds, and a more consistent speeds for everyone

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  Reply # 1097351 28-Jul-2014 18:51
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Six students, living in a flat together. On ADSL.

The first wants to make a phone call. They have to ask the other 5 to hop offline.
The second is bored. They can only watch Netflix when nobody else is home. Sometimes.
The third likes to skype their parents. All they can do is IM.
The fourth runs a business, taking online bookings when he isn't at work. He has to tether with his phone.
The fifth loves gaming. But nobody else in the house has a PlayStation; online isn't an option.
The sixth spends all of their spare time on Tumblr. Tumblr wouldn't load.

The're counting down the months until UFB.

When it comes, they will rejoice.

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  Reply # 1097363 28-Jul-2014 19:06
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Are sarcastic entries allowed? tongue-out

If you value your phone line then UFB is not for you since you'll be at the whim of your ISP's crappy router, and it won't work if the power goes out.
If you mostly visit overseas websites then you probably won't notice a difference.
UFB: If you don't know what it is, you probably don't need it.

Me? I would get it if it was in my area but I'm a geek.

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  Reply # 1097381 28-Jul-2014 19:32
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Decided to go with a cheesy poem for my entry :)


Ultra Fast Broadband and it's super quick
Pages loading just after you click

No more buffering, that dreaded stopping
Lag disappearing, speeds won’’t be dropping

Movies in HD, iso’s downloaded lightning fast
Other providers have data caps, which no longer last

BigPipe is launching soon, so keep an eye out for pricing
They were already winning and this is just the icing!

Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer

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  Reply # 1097385 28-Jul-2014 19:35
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UFB is far superior over ADSL for non-geeks as they can do their daily internet browsing even faster.
They can browse ‘Stuff’ and ‘Wikipedia’ with an un-noticeable speed increase. They can also
download that 5MB mp3 from iTunes one second faster as the same with other small files.
Isn’t UFB awesome?

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  Reply # 1097387 28-Jul-2014 19:36
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Hickory Dickory Dock
Three Mice were on the dial up clock
The clock struck one
And the other got away as they switched to UFB where they enjoyed high speed internet through their entire mouse hole free from the constraints they used to have.

Honestly think UFB is great and can't wait for it to be in my area the potential for it to help users grow both business and home users to get the best of what the internet has to offer.  High speeds allow for everything from better opportunities in a competitive business market to more fun with your home entertainment whether that be in the form of gaming or online streaming of the latest movies and music in High Definition output.

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  Reply # 1097391 28-Jul-2014 19:47
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And on the 6th day, BigPipe created UFB and said, let there be speed. 

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  Reply # 1097392 28-Jul-2014 19:48
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I you don't have UFB, then this may be the game you play most often....

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  Reply # 1097403 28-Jul-2014 19:55
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UFB is awesome because I would be able to upload files overseas faster than snail mailing DVDs

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  Reply # 1097408 28-Jul-2014 20:02
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Regs: I you don't have UFB, then this may be the game you play most often....

I would actually be happy if I got an update that large on my PS4. Sony are extremely slow at releasing updates with new features, all they release are stability updates.

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