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# 172011 8-May-2015 11:12
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Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington.

The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the choice of three Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) plans, including the 200Mbps download/200Mbps upload offering, one of the fastest available for customers in Wellington.

The launch of UFB into Wellington kicks off a targeted growth plan with the ISP set to roll out its Fibre offering into four other major New Zealand centres including Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton and Palmerston North.

Oliver Smith, Head of Bigpipe, says Kiwi consumers expect high speed internet connection even during peak periods, and Bigpipe has proven its ability to deliver on this front, even with the launch of bandwidth intensive video streaming services like Lightbox and Netflix.

“At Bigpipe we pride ourselves on offering UFB with a download speed of no less than 100Mbps – anything less defeats the purpose of UFB. With the entry of new digital entertainment offerings now in market, consumer online interaction and consumption patterns are changing rapidly and the need for fast, reliable and accessible UFB has never been more relevant.”

The March 2015 Truenet report showed Bigpipe as the least congested network at peak times,[2] compared with other ISP’s that dropped.
“We maintained our position throughout with 98% speed obtained at peak times and we’re thrilled to deliver a consistently great service to our customers in Auckland and now in Wellington,” says Oliver Smith.

The three plans Bigpipe is launching will offer the same benefits their standard plans do – unlimited data, no landline needed, dedicated online support, and no term contracts – with the choice of upload/download speeds aligned to varying levels of investment.

“We are excited to offer Wellington, the opportunity to get the best download and upload speeds with unlimited data - the way the internet is meant to be enjoyed,” says Smith.









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  # 1300548 8-May-2015 11:31
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Finally, goodbye Orcon, hello 200/200

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  # 1300550 8-May-2015 11:37
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Just FYI everyone,  the address checker database for Wellington is not quite sorted yet, so may not show your address as having it available even though it actually is.

If other ISPs or the chorus site ( https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps) says you can get UFB with them in wellington, then virtually guaranteed you can get it with us.

just drop our team a note through the support page and they will help you sign up for UFB.

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  # 1300629 8-May-2015 12:38
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Will "Wellington" include Kapiti?

*edit* ditto Porirua, Hutt Valley as well




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  # 1300637 8-May-2015 12:48
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Lias: Will "Wellington" include Kapiti?

*edit* ditto Porirua, Hutt Valley as well


yep, wellington UFB handover covers all of greater wellington

e.g. porirua, plimmerton, lower hutt, upper hutt,  jabba the hutt, pizza hutt, etc  (the last two may or may not be wellington regions)




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  # 1300646 8-May-2015 12:57
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Hopefully this is one step closer.


To Whangarei of course *hint hint*

Hope the launch in welly goes well!





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  # 1300669 8-May-2015 13:36
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Has @sbiddle got fibre yet? Or did Chorus skip his address?




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1300899 8-May-2015 18:00
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I hope the city list is backwards / that you make it into Palmerston North before October (when we're supposed to be getting UFB at the new house.) surprised


EDIT: Related question: If I pay the static IP fee while on DSL, will that cross over when upgrading to fibre?




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  # 1300992 8-May-2015 20:55
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Detruire:

EDIT: Related question: If I pay the static IP fee while on DSL, will that cross over when upgrading to fibre?


 

Yes. But you'll get a different IP when you switch access technologies.

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  # 1301882 11-May-2015 12:09
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Detruire: I hope the city list is backwards / that you make it into Palmerston North before October (when we're supposed to be getting UFB at the new house.) surprised


EDIT: Related question: If I pay the static IP fee while on DSL, will that cross over when upgrading to fibre?


No promises, but it's quite possible  (the City list isn't in any particular order)


2nd Q:  You won't have to pay a new fee, but you will get assigned a different IP




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