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  #1996269 15-Apr-2018 08:47
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quickymart:

 

Thread bump. Any change in the situation? A cousin of mine is looking at property here and wants to know what the broadband is like (currently he has fibre). Is is still just cable here, or anything planned?

 

I see earlier in this thread some parts of the town seem to get differing things.

 

 

Some areas are on HFC, some are Vodafone-supplied FTTH. I'm not sure what it shows as on the address-checker, so PM me an address if you like and I can double-check. Speeds/plans are the same as anywhere else on the HFC network.


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  #1996344 15-Apr-2018 10:22
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This might be a bit cheeky, but why not knock on a few doors close to where you want to buy. If nothing else you will get to meet your prospective neighbours.


 
 
 
 


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  #1996564 15-Apr-2018 17:54
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gaddman:

 

quickymart:

 

Thread bump. Any change in the situation? A cousin of mine is looking at property here and wants to know what the broadband is like (currently he has fibre). Is is still just cable here, or anything planned?

 

I see earlier in this thread some parts of the town seem to get differing things.

 

 

Some areas are on HFC, some are Vodafone-supplied FTTH. I'm not sure what it shows as on the address-checker, so PM me an address if you like and I can double-check. Speeds/plans are the same as anywhere else on the HFC network.

 

 

So some places have fibre and some don't? Interesting. What percentage is what? ie, 40% cable, 60% fibre?

 

He doesn't have an address yet :) he was just looking at the area as somewhere to move to.


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  #1996568 15-Apr-2018 18:18
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Is it the latter stages that have FFTH access? The sections on the Northern side that were completed by Todd Property after the original developer went under?


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  #1996584 15-Apr-2018 19:22
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quickymart:

 

I dunno why - Enable are doing it in Christchurch and Chorus are doing it in Wellington and Kapiti, all places that have legacy TCL cable. Why not Pegasus? Cost? Access?

 

 

Enable and Chorus are doing it because the government are paying them?


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  #1996671 15-Apr-2018 22:26
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Sure, but couldn't they also pay them to do it in Pegasus, and give the residents there some choice too?


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  #1996695 16-Apr-2018 05:33
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quickymart:

 

Sure, but couldn't they also pay them to do it in Pegasus, and give the residents there some choice too?

 

 

who pay for it?

 

im sure it could have been included in the UDF2/2+ rollouts but they were not for what ever reason?


 
 
 
 


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  #1996840 16-Apr-2018 10:21
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Mmmm, I guess it should have been, but oh well, not up to me...


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  #1997271 16-Apr-2018 20:15
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kingjj:

 

Is it the latter stages that have FFTH access? The sections on the Northern side that were completed by Todd Property after the original developer went under?

 

 

Don't really know the history, but that sounds about right - it's the more recent and northern areas.


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  #1997343 16-Apr-2018 23:20
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Thanks for that gaddman. I will let my cousin know. Is there a map of which areas are fibre/cable etc?


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  #2320127 19-Sep-2019 09:45
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Sounds like 2degrees have completed build of a new mobile tower in pegasus. Friend of mine who lives there noticed full signal strength and a speed test of over 100mbs this morning.

Days before RWC starts as well. Maybe some fixed wireless products coming to pegasus to compete with VF HFC which sounds like its still a dog.

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  #2320195 19-Sep-2019 11:24
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I thought all the issues with cable were sorted and it was going great guns now?
My cousin didn't end up moving there in the end...

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  #2320533 19-Sep-2019 17:01
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quickymart: I thought all the issues with cable were sorted and it was going great guns now?
My cousin didn't end up moving there in the end...

 

For the most part you're spot on! There still seems to be the occasional issue for a few people but it seems to be limited to certain parts of Pegasus, other parts are solid as. In a year and a half on cable here we've had one outage which lasted under an hour. Just ran a speed test (over wifi...) and got 201/22 (on 200/20) plan at 5pm on a school day.


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  #2320535 19-Sep-2019 17:06
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langi27: Sounds like 2degrees have completed build of a new mobile tower in pegasus. Friend of mine who lives there noticed full signal strength and a speed test of over 100mbs this morning.

Days before RWC starts as well. Maybe some fixed wireless products coming to pegasus to compete with VF HFC which sounds like its still a dog.

 

 

Very happy to see the tower switched on! Nearly got stalled again but some locals upset it was too close to a preschool.... (after getting stalled once already by other locals upset it was too close to the bridge).


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