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Topic # 127072 29-Jul-2013 10:55
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In a post last week someone from Vodafone let slip on Facebook their HFC network " can reach 130Mbps" (DOCSIS3 can do more but bear with me). Last few weeks I have heard noise of new plans. And today during the 4G launch here in Wellington I heard about new plans coming but with new speeds.

I wonder if these come out as additional plans or replacing the existing 100Mbps plans. If additional what would be a compelling reason to move up - not a big jump compared to 10 up to 100. Price, plan allowance?






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  Reply # 867719 29-Jul-2013 11:01
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I agree that there wouldn't be much practical benefit, but it'd be great marketing to have "faster than UFB" plans!

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  Reply # 867764 29-Jul-2013 12:04
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Hope they will give their DSL plans a re-visit in the process too

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 867779 29-Jul-2013 12:35
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Behodar: I agree that there wouldn't be much practical benefit, but it'd be great marketing to have "faster than UFB" plans!

They would really need at least 50Mbps upstream as well to promote this.
Maybe a 120/50 plan?





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  Reply # 867832 29-Jul-2013 13:40
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DjShadow: Hope they will give their DSL plans a re-visit in the process too


Hopefully a speed increase for us who are still on the lightspeed plans, I see the Surfboard modem is capable of 30mbps + so an speed increase up from 15 mbps would be welcomed, and would help compete with the vdsl offerings in terms of speed.

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  Reply # 867837 29-Jul-2013 13:45
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I'd like the 2Mbps upgraded a bit, I find it a bit limiting.




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  Reply # 867858 29-Jul-2013 14:09
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I'm all for increasing the download/upload speeds of all cable plans. I don't necessarily need any extra data than the current 60GB we are allocated.

I eagerly await fibre-optic plans being released.

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  Reply # 867932 29-Jul-2013 15:43
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Personally I would prefer a cap increase over a speed increase. I don't really push the current 100Mb speed unless I have multiple download streams.

All the online HD video I am watching (Netflix, itunes, Hulu etc) is having a big impact on my usage through.




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  Reply # 867939 29-Jul-2013 15:51
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geekiegeek: Personally I would prefer a cap increase over a speed increase. I don't really push the current 100Mb speed unless I have multiple download streams.

All the online HD video I am watching (Netflix, itunes, Hulu etc) is having a big impact on my usage through.


How are you watching Netflix and Hulu on TCL?  Are you using a VPN?

I found that VPNs couldn't keep up with the required traffic rate since they were pumping everything down one connection, but that was a couple of years ago!




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  Reply # 867953 29-Jul-2013 16:14
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Hey guys,

Some exciting news :) As of this morning we increased the downstream speed on both WarpSpeed 100GB and WarpSpeed 150GB plans from up to 100Mbps to up to 130Mbps downstream.  These plans can now reach up to 130Mbps downstream and up to 10 Mbps upstream.  Customers need to turn their  modem off and on again to start receiving up to 130 Mbps downstream.

Enjoy!
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  Reply # 867954 29-Jul-2013 16:14
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yep, VPN and an Apple TV.

I have the VPN setup on a virtual machine that I use for torrents and I have internet connection sharing pushing the VPN out to the Apple TV.

Used to use a router based VPN but found running it on a PC gives much faster speeds. I happily stream both Netflix and Hulu in HD.




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  Reply # 867958 29-Jul-2013 16:18
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Demeter: Hey guys,

Some exciting news :) As of this morning we increased the downstream speed on both WarpSpeed 100GB and WarpSpeed 150GB plans from up to 100Mbps to up to 130Mbps downstream.  These plans can now reach up to 130Mbps downstream and up to 10 Mbps upstream.  Customers need to turn their  modem off and on again to start receiving up to 130 Mbps downstream.

Enjoy!
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How about a speed increase on the 15 mb down/2mb uplink plans.

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  Reply # 867998 29-Jul-2013 17:16
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Shoes2468:
DjShadow: Hope they will give their DSL plans a re-visit in the process too

Hopefully a speed increase for us who are still on the lightspeed plans, I see the Surfboard modem is capable of 30mbps + so an speed increase up from 15 mbps would be welcomed, and would help compete with the vdsl offerings in terms of speed.


Just because the device can do 30Mbps doesn't mean it's a good solution to do that. Contention would be horrible due to the already high use.

DOCSIS3 is the only logical way they would want to offer faster speeds.

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  Reply # 868065 29-Jul-2013 20:25
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10 Mbps Upstream for 130 Downstream o_O. Pff...

Due to TCP error checking upload speed important for getting higher download speed, for 130Mbps should be at leas 15 upload i think.

And why you cutting upload speed so much? o_O




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  Reply # 868231 29-Jul-2013 23:32
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freitasm: If additional what would be a compelling reason to move up - not a big jump compared to 10 up to 100. Price, plan allowance?


I agree with others here that upload speed is really what we're after and data.

We had this discussion a while back with DV.  I don't know that they can deliver much more upload speed.

I will agree that 130mibt is useful with respect to video and services that use UDP rather than TCP, so there is some merit.

However I don't burst to 100mbit much anyway.

I'm really now more interested in upload for when I want to just quickly whack something largish out there, such as a GB of raw video or a back up/restore.

But I'm now more interested in some more data cap.

I'm on warp 150 already and we're not using it all right now but are starting to chomp it more and more.


I look at the 1Tb plans some are offering in the UFB space and the VDSL service I put on a month ago and it's 300Gb limit for the same dollars and and looking more and more at the different options.

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