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Topic # 225703 1-Dec-2017 09:34
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I am considering a move to Pegasus township and am getting differing answers regarding internet access.

 

I understand that Vodafone were given exclusive rights to provide telecommunications to the new town about 10 years ago.

 

Slow internet access and poor service were detailed in a letter by the local MP to the minister of Communications a few years ago.

 

Sitting in the car park under the cell tower yesterday I got between 1 and 5 Mbps and the local real estate office are showing 11-15Mbps apparently with direct connect to the router. ADSL speeds. Current VDSL in Rangiora is 70Mbps which has risen from 45Mbps since fibre is now available and I assume neighbors are connecting.

 

 

 

With the development of a huge new township with 2kms of Pegasus (Ravenswood) there has to be changes in the air.

 

If any GZ's live in Pegasus and can throw light on the current situation...it would be appreciated..

 

 

 

And if VF are reading this forum, any updates would also be much appreciated..

 

 

 

thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 1911481 1-Dec-2017 09:40
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Pegasus has HFC cable. How congested it may be is unknown AFAIK. 
You Can get "Fibre Max" and get up to 900Mb's if you are the only person on the internet in the township. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911660 1-Dec-2017 12:29
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What a pity they can't get anything else other than cable. I guess it would be too difficult to try and install it in the township now.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1911665 1-Dec-2017 12:46
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When I was still living in Christchurch a former colleague moved to Pegasus and had a hell of a time getting connected, but in the end I believe it turned out that different parts of Pegasus have access to different things depending on their age. I believe he found that his property couldn't get copper or cable, only fibre, but it was greenfields fibre not normal UFB fibre, and it was a real run around to get hold of the right people at Vodafone to get connected.

 

 





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  Reply # 1911670 1-Dec-2017 13:00
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Depends largely on the stage the are in

 

 

 

http://www.connetics.co.nz/assets/Uploads/Pegasus-Town-Fibre-to-the-Home.pdf 

 

 

 

But like the 2016 thread asking similar, it likely needs an eyeball visit by someone who knows the plot and different technology. Looking for blow pipe vs copper/HFC as the maps are overlayed a LOT and cause confusion


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  Reply # 1911672 1-Dec-2017 13:05
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Lias:

 

When I was still living in Christchurch a former colleague moved to Pegasus and had a hell of a time getting connected, but in the end I believe it turned out that different parts of Pegasus have access to different things depending on their age. I believe he found that his property couldn't get copper or cable, only fibre, but it was greenfields fibre not normal UFB fibre, and it was a real run around to get hold of the right people at Vodafone to get connected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The joys of one of those private cult like covenanted sub divisions/communities. Their own silly fault for moving to a place where the developers cant figure out left from right and set so many rules you may as well live in a commune.

Vodafone is your only shot, as far as i knew it was Vodafone HFC throughout... Never heard of greenfields fibre there.

 

 


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  Reply # 1911679 1-Dec-2017 13:18
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Vodafone is the exclusive provider at Pegasus.

 

My understanding is it's 100% HFC (I don't believe there is any true FTTH unless there have been recent changes) so speeds will be up to the 1000/200 as listed above.

 

You can obviously put the address into the Vodafone address checker to confirm what is available.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911714 1-Dec-2017 14:55
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Ahh Pegasus, where all of life's decisions are made for you*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Residents Association will choose/approve your: house shape/size/materials/colour, fence type/size/height/colour, letterbox shape/colour, Sky dish and freeview antenna location, lawn height/ mowing schedule, your caravan location in relation to front elevation of house, tree species and location, dog breed, roof colour/material, location of parked vehicles (unregistered/unwarranted cars to be hidden in garage at all times), choices of any landscaping feature on private property, location of clothes line, plus many more hits....

 

The residents can choose: their children's names and what to have for dinner (as long as cooking of said dinner does not emit excessive odour)


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  Reply # 1911719 1-Dec-2017 15:17
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Wheelbarrow01:

 

Ahh Pegasus, where all of life's decisions are made for you*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Residents Association will choose/approve your: house shape/size/materials/colour, fence type/size/height/colour, letterbox shape/colour, Sky dish and freeview antenna location, lawn height/ mowing schedule, your caravan location in relation to front elevation of house, tree species and location, dog breed, roof colour/material, location of parked vehicles (unregistered/unwarranted cars to be hidden in garage at all times), choices of any landscaping feature on private property, location of clothes line, plus many more hits....

 

The residents can choose: their children's names and what to have for dinner (as long as cooking of said dinner does not emit excessive odour)

 



You can only have either 2 approved cats or dogs. Not both, Cats or dogs.

I'd hate to imagine the previous little snowflakes that come out of that town in the next 20 years.


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  Reply # 1911720 1-Dec-2017 15:17
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Wheelbarrow01:

 

Ahh Pegasus, where all of life's decisions are made for you*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Residents Association will choose/approve your: house shape/size/materials/colour, fence type/size/height/colour, letterbox shape/colour, Sky dish and freeview antenna location, lawn height/ mowing schedule, your caravan location in relation to front elevation of house, tree species and location, dog breed, roof colour/material, location of parked vehicles (unregistered/unwarranted cars to be hidden in garage at all times), choices of any landscaping feature on private property, location of clothes line, plus many more hits....

 

The residents can choose: their children's names and what to have for dinner (as long as cooking of said dinner does not emit excessive odour)

 

 

And rightly so! Otherwise everyone's section would end up looking like this:

 

Ohura 

 

tongue-out


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  Reply # 1911724 1-Dec-2017 15:33
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Wheelbarrow01:

 

Ahh Pegasus, where all of life's decisions are made for you*

 



* Which ISP you must use. I wonder what other aspects of your life have been pre-sold to corporates. Are you perhaps required to shop at New World? Buy only Shell petrol? Drive only "European" motor vehicles? Ride only Harleys?

 

 


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  Reply # 1911725 1-Dec-2017 15:35
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DarthKermit:

 

Wheelbarrow01:

 

Ahh Pegasus, where all of life's decisions are made for you*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Residents Association will choose/approve your: house shape/size/materials/colour, fence type/size/height/colour, letterbox shape/colour, Sky dish and freeview antenna location, lawn height/ mowing schedule, your caravan location in relation to front elevation of house, tree species and location, dog breed, roof colour/material, location of parked vehicles (unregistered/unwarranted cars to be hidden in garage at all times), choices of any landscaping feature on private property, location of clothes line, plus many more hits....

 

The residents can choose: their children's names and what to have for dinner (as long as cooking of said dinner does not emit excessive odour)

 

 

And rightly so! Otherwise everyone's section would end up looking like this:

 

Ohura 

 

tongue-out

 

 

Ooh he's definitely breaking the rules - I can't see his letterbox anywhere!


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  Reply # 1911959 2-Dec-2017 13:21
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Mind you, I suppose at the time that place was built, cable was the shizz - fibre (as we know it today) was nothing more than a dream.


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  Reply # 1912219 3-Dec-2017 11:11
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There is no Chorus copper or fibre and no Enable fibre.

 

It hasn't been included in UFB stage 1 / 2 / 2+ so don't expect to see it any time soon unless the residents / community / developer pay for it

 

Vodafone cable (HFC) have a total monopoly here.

 

The best connection in Ohura is 93Mb on VDSL, so depending if the cable performs like some of the stuff in Wellington, Ohura maybe faster and you can get it from anyone that sells ADSL/VDSL rather than just 1 provider.

 

For me, this would be enough to put me off moving here but I need decent internet for my job and entertainment.


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  Reply # 1912228 3-Dec-2017 11:37
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You actually live there? What's it like? Is the cable service as bad as mentioned in the other threads?

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  Reply # 1912396 3-Dec-2017 20:40
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No, I don't but it would put me off moving there if I was looking at it.

 

 


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