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  #2034690 12-Jun-2018 22:45
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My broadband was perfectly fine (kids playing happily on their minecraft) until last Tuesday. Then phone no dial tone, no broadband. Called up Vodafone tech support, then they told me the story about my line being switch to Chorus, and it will completed by the end of Tue. They gave me the impression that they are preparing me for a faster connection later on.


Wednesday, line still down. But they said the switch was done. But they don't understand why I didn't have connection. They order a tech guy to visit my property. This when they gave me a pocket wifi to tie me over.


Friday, a Chorus tech turned up and fixed everything. Except the kids keep complaining minecraft constantly hanging. This is when I check the modem and noticed the line speed dropped from 10 to 7.5.




I am the Lynfield area in Auckland.

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  #2034766 13-Jun-2018 08:33
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What did the tech do exactly??


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  #2040085 18-Jun-2018 22:02
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As UFB becomes more popular UCLL makes less sense and less money, there is a point where it costs more to run that using Chorus xDSL.


They need a footprint in each exchange, ties to the MDF, there own hardware with support and spares, power and backhaul out of the exchange.


UFB uptake nears 50% in some areas.


Chorus also have an offer for UCLL providers to move over to there service to Chorus and they provide a $100 credit per connection.


Post 2020 Chorus is likely to be able to withdraw UCLL in UFB areas, along with copper.


I am not sure how many UCLL providers can offer VDSL and how current / out of date there hardware is.


But if you can't do VDSL, then anyone who wants VDSL will end up on Chorus hardware or with another ISP.



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