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Topic # 204858 20-Oct-2016 16:26
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Im wanting to upgrade my Fibre to Spark Fibre Gigabit plans but they have not released when this is happening i see alot of other retailers are already offering this service.

 

 

 

Why is the biggest Phone/Broadband Company last on everything.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1655209 20-Oct-2016 16:36
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See other thread it's very close

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  Reply # 1655211 20-Oct-2016 16:44
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reason they want to get it right and make sure no customer gets hampered with congestion on sparks network.

 

gigabit it just bragging rights anyways.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1655286 20-Oct-2016 17:51
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not sure about you, but i really do respect an isp for preparing their kit before upgrading to it..

 

 

 

im sure we have all seen what happened when an isp leads part of their kit upgraded for years and expects it to preform well still..





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  Reply # 1655300 20-Oct-2016 18:46
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killerfrognz:

 

Im wanting to upgrade my Fibre to Spark Fibre Gigabit plans but they have not released when this is happening i see alot of other retailers are already offering this service.

 

 

 

Why is the biggest Phone/Broadband Company last on everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're so concerned that your speedtest results won't be higher than 200Mbps I suggest you move networks. 99% of users will see absolutely *no* benefit from 1Gbps over 200Mbps so it's just about bragging rights.

 

What use do you have that needs faster than 200/200?

 

 


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  Reply # 1656137 22-Oct-2016 12:16
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sbiddle:

killerfrognz:


Im wanting to upgrade my Fibre to Spark Fibre Gigabit plans but they have not released when this is happening i see alot of other retailers are already offering this service.


 


Why is the biggest Phone/Broadband Company last on everything.


 


 



If you're so concerned that your speedtest results won't be higher than 200Mbps I suggest you move networks. 99% of users will see absolutely *no* benefit from 1Gbps over 200Mbps so it's just about bragging rights.


What use do you have that needs faster than 200/200?


 



Cuz 2 b a l33t h4x0r u need da best ping!!! On Gigabit they might get 4 bars of ping!!! That's the best ping you can get!!

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Sorry... couldn't resist. But yeah, I struggle to do anything useful with 200/200. The only things it's good for is torrenting.
Apart from that, it makes sync'ing servers quite easy and fast. But only because they are all on the same network.
I can't imagine Dropbox or onedrive is connected well enough to be able to utilise such a massive pipe.

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  Reply # 1657962 26-Oct-2016 09:42
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Linux: See other thread it's very close

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Is it? It's been almost a month now since it was available from the competition - other than a "sign-up for emails if you're interested" section on their website and some woolly comments from Spark people on the forum there has been no indication when it will be available.  As for those that say it won't make a difference, and they may be right (although they don't know people's specific usage), that isn't the point - the point is that other ISP's moved straight-away to upgrade their 200/200 customers to gigabit and Spark should have done the same - they would have had the same time period to prepare for it. 

 

 

 

As for taking the time to get it right, I haven't heard of any concerns with the other ISP's offerings of gigabit. 

 

 

 

Also, because I have a mobile with Spark, and work pays for my UFB connection (as long as it is with Spark), I don't want to move - I simply want the same service as other ISP's started delivering a month ago.


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  Reply # 1657963 26-Oct-2016 09:44
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And yes - it is a First World Problem smile


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