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Topic # 143350 11-Apr-2014 20:23
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Hi guys,

I've just spend a good part of the evening trying to talk to Telecom about organizing broadband for a new neighbor.

No luck at all.  Their property is in the middle of an established suburban neighborhood, and about 2 minutes walk from mine.  But apparently their whole street according to Telecom has no broadband...

When I looked up Telecom website, sure enough, every broadband technologies are unavailable...

What is the story here...

What can my new neighbor do?  They are regular user of Skype and they also watch movies/TVs online...  Mobile broadband would be a very expensive way to use Internet the way they want it.

Any help would be greatly appreciate it.

Joseph

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  Reply # 1023601 11-Apr-2014 20:31
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run wifi from an existing neighbour broadband and share costs? 

you can get a couple of high performing WiFi point-to-point backhaul options for around $200 - e.g. http://www.gowifi.co.nz/backhaul-point-to-point.html

as soon as my diagonal opposite neighbour gets access to UFB, a year or two ahead of me,  i'm going knocking on their door!!

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  Reply # 1023602 11-Apr-2014 20:36
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Send me a message with an address and your phone line number and I can check it out.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1023606 11-Apr-2014 20:41
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Great idea, what kind of acceptable distance are we talking about here?

They are an older couple and I really want to help them out!



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  Reply # 1023610 11-Apr-2014 20:59
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I just had some more look at that point-to-point option.
It doesn't look too bad at all!
They are only a block from me, about 2 minutes walk.
It sounds like that distance may be OK from their website...

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  Reply # 1023628 11-Apr-2014 21:27
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I'd be curious to know why they can't get broadband if everyone else around them can...maybe the specific cabinet serving them can't do it, or they are a port waiter?



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  Reply # 1023631 11-Apr-2014 21:30
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Telecom CSR didn't have information on that :|
Spoke to the first line support, then the connection team.
Both telling me system only showing "unavailable".

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  Reply # 1023654 11-Apr-2014 22:03
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What part of the country? Suburb?




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  Reply # 1023658 11-Apr-2014 22:06
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Henderson, Auckland.
It's an established suburb, 15-20 years old, not many recently constructed houses near the property.

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  Reply # 1023688 11-Apr-2014 22:30
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technicaljoe: Henderson, Auckland.
It's an established suburb, 15-20 years old, not many recently constructed houses near the property.


Henderson and they can't get broadband? Is it near the Waitakere Ranges or near say Lincoln Road?




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  Reply # 1023709 11-Apr-2014 23:19
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sonyxperiageek:
technicaljoe: Henderson, Auckland.
It's an established suburb, 15-20 years old, not many recently constructed houses near the property.


Henderson and they can't get broadband? Is it near the Waitakere Ranges or near say Lincoln Road?


Believe it or not but there are a few Conklins out there.




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  Reply # 1023878 12-Apr-2014 11:00
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It's at Henderson Height, nowhere near the valley or range :(

It felt like a joke that people can't get broadband in a normal suburb...


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  Reply # 1024020 12-Apr-2014 15:46
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Without knowing an exact street name it's very hard to comment.

What does the Chorus coverage map show in that area?




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  Reply # 1024023 12-Apr-2014 15:55
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Hi Steve,

It's Pippen Court in Henderson, a cul-de-sac.

Would appreciate your thoughts/comments :)

Cheers

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  Reply # 1024024 12-Apr-2014 15:59
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would probably call that more sturges rather than Henderson, but anyway..

looking at the maps, VDSL looks to be available, and UFB in year 5 (July 2015 - June 2016).


sounds like a very interesting case..




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  Reply # 1024036 12-Apr-2014 16:20
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Is it a new house or newly subdivided section?

 

 




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