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# 39468 14-Aug-2009 14:43
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Got a note saying I can sign up for Warpspeed now in Wellington. 25Mbs and 120G traffic for $229. Not sure about GZ folks but while 120G is nice, I can't afford $229 for Internet access (well maybe I can but can't justify it).

They also talk about the 100Mbs speed they plan to offer. I wonder how much that is going to cost and/or how much included data?




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  # 246589 14-Aug-2009 14:53
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What kinds of tasks, activities, web sites would actually benifit from that kind of speed for the home user?

Streaming SD Video can be easily acheived on 4MB/s. (my current plan with TCL) I've not seen any HD content but thats about all I can think of that would require the higher speeds.

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  # 246613 14-Aug-2009 15:12
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Even a H.264 HD stream only requires about 10Mbps!

At the end of the day it's all about bragging rights!


 
 
 
 


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  # 246617 14-Aug-2009 15:15
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Perhaps the government should then be asked the same question with their fibre to the home idea? What on earth would people use those speeds for?




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  # 246661 14-Aug-2009 16:12
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freitasm: I'd love to have it. I can't justify paying $80 more than what I already pay on a 10Mbps/80GB plan. If it was about $20 more I could get it...


Yeah but what would you do with it? I'm a moderate user and struggle to get through 10GB.

Apart from downloading illegal content movies etc I can't figure out what apps need this much data.


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  # 246674 14-Aug-2009 16:22
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langi27:
freitasm: I'd love to have it. I can't justify paying $80 more than what I already pay on a 10Mbps/80GB plan. If it was about $20 more I could get it...


Yeah but what would you do with it? I'm a moderate user and struggle to get through 10GB.

Apart from downloading illegal content movies etc I can't figure out what apps need this much data.



I work from home. My wife works from home. We download about ten movies a month from iTunes (legal download if you don't know). I also happen to download a few ISO images from MSDN (Windows 7 RC and RTM, both 32 and 64 bit). Also we have six PCs at home, two of those with online backups.

I play games online. We have two VoIP lines. I also get some database backups from Geekzone down to my home server.

We go through 80GB a month - sometimes more.

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  # 246675 14-Aug-2009 16:22
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Streaming HD TV while still leaving a usable internet connection for others in the household? Downloading WoW patchs? ;)

 
 
 
 


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  # 246721 14-Aug-2009 17:30
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While 10Mbs may be enough for streaming HD, you aren't going to get there with overseas servers regularly. I find even HD QT trailers don't come down that well.

And if you say well maybe there would be local hosting of content, with the strange way TCL peers, most of the content might end up having to make an international passage to get to us anyway!

I also have about 6 PC's on the network at home, 4 users, a PVR and a server. With youtube, VoIP etc. data does get eaten up quite quickly and I easily reach 40G each month




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  # 246726 14-Aug-2009 17:35
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A couple of teen-age kids watching YouTube starts to chew through the Gb's no worries.

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  # 246766 14-Aug-2009 20:45
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freitasm:
langi27:
freitasm: I'd love to have it. I can't justify paying $80 more than what I already pay on a 10Mbps/80GB plan. If it was about $20 more I could get it...


Yeah but what would you do with it? I'm a moderate user and struggle to get through 10GB.

Apart from downloading illegal content movies etc I can't figure out what apps need this much data.



I work from home. My wife works from home. We download about ten movies a month from iTunes (legal download if you don't know). I also happen to download a few ISO images from MSDN (Windows 7 RC and RTM, both 32 and 64 bit). Also we have six PCs at home, two of those with online backups.

I play games online. We have two VoIP lines. I also get some database backups from Geekzone down to my home server.

We go through 80GB a month - sometimes more.

Happy now?




I have a similar usage pattern to Mauricio - I could definitely benefit from having a 25mbps connection. But like others, I can't justify the costs of. I read an article that claimed that Dr Freeth said that he would drop the price of Warpspeed when there was more interest in it - but there won't be more interest in Warpspeed until he drops the price!

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  # 246780 14-Aug-2009 21:33
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lchiu7: While 10Mbs may be enough for streaming HD, you aren't going to get there with overseas servers regularly. I find even HD QT trailers don't come down that well.


last time i tried to stream an HD quicktime trailer i had no problems - trailers.apple.com was akamai'd on a callplus mirror.  it now seems to go out to US via asianetcom :(

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  # 246793 14-Aug-2009 22:36
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ZollyMonsta: Perhaps the government should then be asked the same question with their fibre to the home idea? What on earth would people use those speeds for?


Fibre doesn't only mean higher speeds but also lower latency, useful for those of us who use VOIP & video conferencing, like to game after hours and a bunch of other uses. I work from home and have Telecom's business broadband package, even though I live in the Christchurch CBD and I'm only 1km from the Exchange my ADSL2+ connection is only 7Mb, and on the rare occasion I play games online doesn't usually drop under 80ms. Another advantage is synchronous speeds, those huge source code submits that I do a few times a day to offsite servers won't take as long anymore!

Those people with cable probably won't see that many benefits but for those with ADSL I believe it's going to be a big improvement.

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I'm currently on TCL 10/2mb 80GB plan and use approx 60gb a month, give or take. but I also have 4 other ppl in the house(family) who use the same net connection.

I'm happy with the speed I have, have no major want to really go faster, but agree, I cant justify more cost.

I would actually prefer more bandwidth for price rather than more speed. To be honest all the speed really suits is downloads of torrents etc, unless you have a real need for Streaming video etc.

When I do download ISO's(Yes legit ones!) I usually spend about 20 minutes finding the closest mirror, such as Microsoft distros(Win7 etc), or Linux distros from NZ or aussie. Can easily crack 1Mbps down from MS or Similar. Same with valve's Steam platform, can easily crack 1Mbps. What need would I have to go faster?




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  # 247501 17-Aug-2009 10:01
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TiVo is coming to New Zealand and downloads will be available. We here dowload about ten movies a month from iTunes Store and that would be welcome too.

We use all of our 80GB plan (it's GB, not Gb) and sometimes over. I wouldn't mind the 120GB allocation, but the price they are charging for the new 25 Mbps service is too much. If it was about $50 less I would consider it.

By the way, TelstraClear sent an email today promoting the new service.





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