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  #1179765 19-Nov-2014 18:07
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Yabanize: ... The majority of people on unlimited plans probably actually only use around 100gb or less. ...


I doubt that  - on cable probably more like 300GB to 500GB ... and rising.
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  #1179769 19-Nov-2014 18:22
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Wonder what the TDR would say about a connection going faster than advertised speed :P

Looks like the recent upgrade work is starting to show,

 
 
 
 


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  #1179788 19-Nov-2014 19:12
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Yabanize: ... The majority of people on unlimited plans probably actually only use around 100gb or less. ...


I doubt that  - on cable probably more like 300GB to 500GB ... and rising.
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For us geeks yes, and people who torrent lots, But I think alot of people are on it just because they like the idea of it being unlimited, they like the peace of mind that they can't run out, but in reality they might not use that much. Or the 80gb wasnt quite enough and the next plan up was unlimited

Can any ISP tell us what the average usage is of people on unlimited plans is?

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  #1179798 19-Nov-2014 19:41
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Yabanize: Can any ISP tell us what the average usage is of people on unlimited plans is?


+1   I'm sure that many of us would like to know. Please enlighten us.  undecided




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  #1179813 19-Nov-2014 20:04
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Originally when we first joined we were on 30/10, changed to 50/10 and then to 130/10. We've now re-signed to a new unlimited plan (to begin in a week or so) and the maximum offered speed is now 100/10.

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  #1179834 19-Nov-2014 21:21
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ckc: If DOCSIS is really the problem, then why are companies that don't use it (AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS) pioneering bandwidth caps and usage restrictions?


I'm not sure what you mean by this. Caps in the USA have been lead by the cable companies imposing caps which have had caps now for a number of years, with others then following. Something like 65% of US internet users now have caps.




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  #1179837 19-Nov-2014 21:28
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ckc: If DOCSIS is really the problem, then why are companies that don't use it (AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS) pioneering bandwidth caps and usage restrictions?


I'm not sure what you mean by this. Caps in the USA have been lead by the cable companies imposing caps which have had caps now for a number of years, with others then following. Something like 65% of US internet users now have caps.





I don't think you can pin it down to just the cable companies. Bandwidth caps have been experimented with for a while now.

This is a good read, with some interesting statements from industry lobbyists:

Michael Powell told a Minority Media and Telecommunications Association audience that cable's interest in usage-based pricing was not principally about network congestion, but instead about pricing fairness...Asked by MMTC president David Honig to weigh in on data caps, Powell said that while a lot of people had tried to label the cable industry's interest in the issue as about congestion management. "That's wrong," he said. "Our principal purpose is how to fairly monetize a high fixed cost."'

 
 
 
 


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  #1179898 20-Nov-2014 00:00
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johnr: Wonder what the TDR would say about a connection going faster than advertised speed :P

Looks like the recent upgrade work is starting to show,


I was up at my parents house in Heretaunga/Silverstream area and I don't know what has happened but the speed was great, reliability is really good - johnr, have you been sneaking around laying new cable in the area lol They're on a 50mbps plan and everything is going well. The one strange thing though was doing speed tests outside of the Vodafone network - from my parents to the Spark server in Wellington yielded a 6Mbps result so is that normal or issues yet to be resolved? everything else is working good though - no problems with YouTube and those other video sites.




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  #1180026 20-Nov-2014 11:30
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ckc: Outrageous! I'm paying for 100Mbit and I get 130Mbit! What gives???





Just kidding. Mildly surprised to hook up my ethernet to the laptop with the Gbit connection and find out the speeds are way in excess of my stated line speed. :) This is in Kapiti.

I know ChCh has 130, but not Wellington/Kapiti. Anyone else around here getting that kind of speed? Through gigabit ethernet, of course. :)

And if this is, like, related to our service upgrades, they hey VF people, can you tell me if I can expect to get more upload soon too?

Edit: top one is the VF server, second is the Spark server.


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