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# 100303 8-Apr-2012 14:52
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I've check the VDSL coverage for my area and the Chorus maps say I already have it.  Is it possible to access it by simply switching my modem from a ADSL2+ modem to a VDSL2 modem?  

or do I have to wait for an official Telecom offering?

Thanks! 

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  # 606682 8-Apr-2012 15:08
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Official Telecom offering, This question has been asked a few times in this part of the forum

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  # 606717 8-Apr-2012 16:08
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parle: I've check the VDSL coverage for my area and the Chorus maps say I already have it.  Is it possible to access it by simply switching my modem from a ADSL2+ modem to a VDSL2 modem?  

or do I have to wait for an official Telecom offering?

Thanks! 


Telecom don't yet offer a VDSL2 service. If you want VDSL2 there are plenty of ISP's who do offer VDSl2 services. You will also need to upgrade your modem and install a master VDSL2 rated master filter.



 
 
 
 




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  # 619893 4-May-2012 23:23
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It's disappointing I would love faster uploads, Telecom has doubled there caps for data, but the upload speeds are hopeless. 

I guess it's the sit and wait game.

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  # 619973 5-May-2012 08:38
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parle: It's disappointing I would love faster uploads, Telecom has doubled there caps for data, but the upload speeds are hopeless. 

I guess it's the sit and wait game.


If it's that important move to an ISP that offers VDSL2. Last I heard there were something like 15 now offering VDSL2+ as a retail product.


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  # 619976 5-May-2012 08:46
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Also, heads up. The chorus maps are completely wrong in my case, and I've heard the same from others as well. My area has been marked as now supporting VDSL2 late last year, but that is completely untrue.  They only way to know for sure, is to try and sign up with an ISP that supports VDSL2.    

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  # 620000 5-May-2012 10:05
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Yes, you'll only really know if you can get VDSL2 when you try and get it. A good ISP will be able to do a more indepth lookup for you and see the likely-hood of getting connected and it being stable, but you'll never really know until you try.

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  # 620003 5-May-2012 10:20
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The Chorus coverage maps are an indication based upon netmap data that Chorus has about their network. As VDSL2 has a 10.8dB maximum attenuation limit to guarantee performance it limits the distance you can be from the cabinet or exchange, and under some circumstances where their may be external factors causing higher attenuation in the copper MPF's than expected you may find you're not able to get service.

At the end of the day around 70% of customers served from a cabinet are within the VDSL2 coverage footprint (roughly 700m from the ISAM) but the % is a lot less from an exchange because the MPF's serve both customers close to an exchange and also beyond the coverage areas served by cabinets.

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