modcar: Is xnet going to reply, or are the going to be closed in a few months because they have no customers!
"Thank you for your email regarding your connection with Orcon.
From your email I understand that you have recently encountered issues with your international connection.
This is an issue that Orcon has encountered recently that has been affecting some of our customers. We are currently looking into the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. There is currently an upgrade being performed on the network which should take place towards the end of the week and in addition Orcon is purchasing more international bandwidth tomorrow to improve international connections for our customers.
I hope that this has been helpful, If these measures do not alleviate your international connection issue do not hesitate to inform me and I can look into your connection. Alternatively you can contact our help desk staff who would be happy to assist you over the phone.
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hpj2007: hrm, how long is this so called solution that Xnet discussed at the pizza night going live. The max I am waiting is probably a week or two more then I will change.
grant_k:hpj2007: hrm, how long is this so called solution that Xnet discussed at the pizza night going live. The max I am waiting is probably a week or two more then I will change.
That's pretty much my thoughts too HPJ.
From what has been posted in other threads regarding discussions held at the Pizza night it seems likely to me that some sort of carrot will be dangled in front of heavy torrent users to entice them to switch their downloads to off-peak times. The rationale being that it's better to do that than to keep chucking money at the problem in the form of more international bandwidth which lies idle for much of the day.
Or maybe I have interpreted it wrongly and maybe it won't be like that at all...
Or maybe WxC will try a combination of the 2 i.e. some additional International Bandwidth and some migration of heavy downloads outside of peak times.
The cynic in me cannot help wondering if this approach to the problem is not merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic...
Whatever they do, I hope it works and works quickly because light users such as ourselves are being heavily penalised here. We only ever use 10 to 12GB or so of data per month and that's not a lot to ask. But when we want to use some, we want it to be delivered at a decent rate, not at something which is barely above dialup speed. It's like turning on your tap and finding the water dribbling out like treacle rather than gushing out like water
I rest my case.
insane: At this point I'd even be happy with a system that gives me my first 0-10GB quickly unthrottled and then prioritises my remaining data thereafter. that way light users like ourselves get to actually use the internet, and those heavy users can leave their torrents overnight.
mch_nz:Shash: I get this off-peak HrsOff peak isn't a problem., off peak speeds are great.
The issue is during peak hours it slows to around 90kbps to around 300kbps.
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From Last Night's experience I’ve made a decision...... and made the call to Telecom this morning!
Porting back 2 of my numbers to Telecom and getting TCNZ Broadband Pro! Had enough with FUSION. being said that I will be still WXC's customer for VFX services on my home line which is great.
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