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Topic # 201781 3-Sep-2016 15:30
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Anyone know if big pipe are getting gigabit fibre in chch in October?

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  Reply # 1621986 3-Sep-2016 15:55
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=201750

 

read near the bottom of the first post




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  Reply # 1621997 3-Sep-2016 16:20
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Cheers!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1630949 15-Sep-2016 14:20
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Just received:

 

 

Bigpipe is very pleased, stoked even, to announce it will begin offering unlimited, naked, gigabit fibre connections for $129 a month

Chorus last week announced that it was set to begin offering Gigabit plans nationwide from October 1, 2016.

Customers on Bigpipe's Elite plan, who currently receive speeds of 200 Mbps upload and download, will be upgraded to Gigabit speed free of charge. The Elite plan will keep the same name, but it will be upgraded to allow speeds of 1000 Mbps download and 500 Mbps upload.

The usual Bigpipe cool stuff will apply to the new Elite plan: no term contracts, no throttling, no data caps, and great online support.

Customers who sign up for Elite fibre between now and the upgrade will also get gigabit speeds as soon as they become available. From October, anyone who signs up for the Elite plan in an area where Bigpipe offers fibre connections will get gigabit speeds automatically.

Bigpipe is already starting the process of upgrading customers on its Elite fibre plans to gigabit speeds in areas serviced by Enable and Ultrafast Fibre, and we look forward to having customers in areas serviced by Chorus connected to gigabit fibre from October.

 





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  Reply # 1631286 15-Sep-2016 20:03
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Wow looking forward to this! Will be interesting to see if my Edgerouter Lite will handle these speeds.







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  Reply # 1631299 15-Sep-2016 20:29
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Thinking the same thing with mine, they are supposed to anyhow

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  Reply # 1631302 15-Sep-2016 20:32
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It is possible I upgraded to Elite last week specifically for this :D I also grabbed the router they are selling. Hope it can cope. They seemed to think it will.






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  Reply # 1631305 15-Sep-2016 20:37
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Brumfondl:

 

It is possible I upgraded to Elite last week specifically for this :D I also grabbed the router they are selling. Hope it can cope. They seemed to think it will.

 

 

A few people I know ended up doing just this including @asmallchild (tagging him in since I can't be bothered messaging him on Hangouts).





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Brumfondl:

 

It is possible I upgraded to Elite last week specifically for this :D I also grabbed the router they are selling. Hope it can cope. They seemed to think it will.

 

 

It definitely can. (Source: Witnessed the network team testing it.) 





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  Reply # 1631626 16-Sep-2016 11:06
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JoshBigpipe:

 

Brumfondl:

 

It is possible I upgraded to Elite last week specifically for this :D I also grabbed the router they are selling. Hope it can cope. They seemed to think it will.

 

 

It definitely can. (Source: Witnessed the network team testing it.) 

 



Not just that, but we've also had Gigabit users in Dunedin using our modem for a while too :)





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  Reply # 1631687 16-Sep-2016 12:11
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Wow looking forward to this! Will be interesting to see if my Edgerouter Lite will handle these speeds.

 

 

 

 

Let me know how the edgerouter holds up. My Archer C3200 has been having problems under load with just the 200/200 speeds so I'm thinking of grabbing one myself.




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  Reply # 1645245 4-Oct-2016 14:23
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Switched over this morning, getting good speeds so far, email from big pipe seemed to indicate around 600mb would be max speed.

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5684674938

Christchurch to Auck Spark server using the edge router lite

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  Reply # 1645253 4-Oct-2016 14:40
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BPInside: Switched over this morning, getting good speeds so far, email from big pipe seemed to indicate around 600mb would be max speed.

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5684674938

Christchurch to Auck Spark server using the edge router lite

 

Wowser, nice!

 

Do BigPipe email you when the upgrade has taken place on your line? (wondering if I need to keep checking Speedtests to see if I've been upgraded)




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  Reply # 1645259 4-Oct-2016 14:54
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Benjip:

BPInside: Switched over this morning, getting good speeds so far, email from big pipe seemed to indicate around 600mb would be max speed.

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5684674938

Christchurch to Auck Spark server using the edge router lite


Wowser, nice!


Do BigPipe email you when the upgrade has taken place on your line? (wondering if I need to keep checking Speedtests to see if I've been upgraded)



No they just said it would be complete by the 8th or so, I would just check randomly to see if it's changed

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  Reply # 1645260 4-Oct-2016 14:58
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Benjip:

 

BPInside: Switched over this morning, getting good speeds so far, email from big pipe seemed to indicate around 600mb would be max speed.

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5684674938

Christchurch to Auck Spark server using the edge router lite

 

 

 

Wowser, nice!

 

 

 

Do BigPipe email you when the upgrade has taken place on your line? (wondering if I need to keep checking Speedtests to see if I've been upgraded)

 



No they just said it would be complete by the 8th or so, I would just check randomly to see if it's changed

 

Well that was either scary timing or someone from BigPipe was reading and actioned the upgrade, minutes after my post I lost internet for a few minutes and now I'm all Gigabit!




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  Reply # 1645263 4-Oct-2016 15:04
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Benjip:

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BPInside: Switched over this morning, getting good speeds so far, email from big pipe seemed to indicate around 600mb would be max speed.

https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5684674938

Christchurch to Auck Spark server using the edge router lite


 


Wowser, nice!


 


Do BigPipe email you when the upgrade has taken place on your line? (wondering if I need to keep checking Speedtests to see if I've been upgraded)




No they just said it would be complete by the 8th or so, I would just check randomly to see if it's changed


Well that was either scary timing or someone from BigPipe was reading and actioned the upgrade, minutes after my post I lost internet for a few minutes and now I'm all Gigabit!



Haha, getting good speeds?

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