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  Reply # 1646274 6-Oct-2016 00:16
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On the topic of Gigabit UFB, Woohoo, I'll upgrade as soon as I have some free time during the call center hours (online login takes me to the "customer zone" with little info other than bills & data use)

 

On the topic of "fiberX", I think this is misleading. All internet technologies use fiber as a backhaul at some level, Technology naming convention refers to the last mile tech. Referring to the co-axial copper network as "fiber" clearly breaches this.


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  Reply # 1647499 7-Oct-2016 21:56
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I don't care how much they have improved Cable, just don't call it fibre!

 

I'm sure I had someone come to the door once trying to sell their inferior cable to me when fibre is available in the same place.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1647541 8-Oct-2016 00:12
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So vodafone dropped 200mbit fibre for a quite some time, then suddenly say yeah gbit!

 

 

 

gbit on cable, Ha, this will be amusing.....

 

 

 

Vodafone need to stop classing their Cable service as Fibre, It does not preform ANYTHING like Fibre services here...





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  Reply # 1647640 8-Oct-2016 10:30
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What you’ll pay for Vodafone gigabit fibre

 

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The price in the Northpower, Enable and Ultra Fast Fibre UFB areas will be $140 a month. [VF] says “Elsewhere”, read that as the Chorus UFB area, prices will be released in the “near future”.

 

Vodafone’s FibreX price will be interesting. Because the UFB network will overbuild the FibreX network, there’s a competitive constraint on the amount Vodafone can charge set by the fibre network wholesalers.

At the same time, the FibreX network is vertically integrated, so there is no-one clipping the ticket.

 





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  Reply # 1647836 9-Oct-2016 00:03
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hio77:

 

So vodafone dropped 200mbit fibre for a quite some time, then suddenly say yeah gbit!

 

 

 

gbit on cable, Ha, this will be amusing.....

 

 

 

Vodafone need to stop classing their Cable service as Fibre, It does not preform ANYTHING like Fibre services here...

 

 

 

 

They should drop 30mbit low end fibre and make the minimum plans

 

100/20 200/200 500/500 1000/1000

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1647923 9-Oct-2016 11:57
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Argh.

 

Gigabit not available from vodafone outside of dunedin. (I re-read the press releases and see they stated available "Soon").

 

Come on vodafone, gigabit UFB is available for resale from Chorus, and your competitors are offering it now...


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  Reply # 1647932 9-Oct-2016 12:10
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Scott3:

Come on vodafone, gigabit UFB is available for resale from Chorus, and your competitors are offering it now...

Spark is their main competition and they haven't launched gigabit either.

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  Reply # 1647938 9-Oct-2016 12:17
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its about making sure your network can adequately handle the increase in speed before rolling it out


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  Reply # 1647949 9-Oct-2016 12:49
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Jase2985:

 

its about making sure your network can adequately handle the increase in speed before rolling it out

 

 

 

 

Perhaps I was too harsh. I was rather it was done right when it is ready, than being rushed out as a substandard product.


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