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# 82181 23-Apr-2011 09:48

When is Telstraclear going to roll out their superfast 100Mbps broadband? I had heard from the TCL shop manager in Wellington it was going to be Jan 2011, but they haven't said anything since- do the people currently doing the trial know anything??

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  # 461749 23-Apr-2011 11:24
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The trial has ended in December 2010. The service is probably waiting for more definition around the UFB pricing...





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  # 461765 23-Apr-2011 12:36
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And I think the chch earthquake has made them re-align the plan for this year?

 
 
 
 


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  # 461776 23-Apr-2011 13:33
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Some of their help desk was based down there, and it created a bit of problem for their already stretched customer services.




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  # 461778 23-Apr-2011 13:37
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100mbit would mean a modem change won't it?

Can they put the same ip on the new modem or do you have to change all that stuff as well?





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  # 461786 23-Apr-2011 14:06
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It's a new modem (DOCSIS3). In theory you can keep the same IP. I have mine changed though, just in case if I needed to plug the old one as a fallback. Didn't happen...





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  # 461836 23-Apr-2011 18:35
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Not quite sure what to make of 100mb from Telstra.

We are on 15mb/2mb and It's ever decreasing in speed. First month and abit we had it, we got those speeds. Now 3-14/1-2.

Since they tolerate their fibre, I would think they would heavily tolerate this too.

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  # 461847 23-Apr-2011 19:14
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Durian: Since they tolerate their fibre, I would think they would heavily tolerate this too.


?? What do you mean? I have no idea what "tolerate" means.

Contention ratios on the HFC network are vastly superior to DSL and most other residential internet offersings in NZ, however there are certainly no guarantees of 15Mbps 24/7. Having said that however I've never noticed a time where I don't get 12Mbps - 15Mbps from to well connected sites. Certainly traffic from the likes of Akamai will be pretty close to 15Mbps 24/7.


 
 
 
 


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  # 461868 23-Apr-2011 20:27
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I've never heard the term "tolerate" used to describe a broadband service either..."load", maybe...what are you trying to say Durian?

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  # 461870 23-Apr-2011 20:44
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If by "tolerate" you mean manage, no TelstraClear do not manage or filter their services.

I get about 85Mbps to an Auckland test server and have no problems with their service.




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  # 461932 24-Apr-2011 10:33
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I get 15Mbps on well seeded torrents, and a good fraction of that on a single download.

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  # 461933 24-Apr-2011 10:35
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Just have a look at my previous blog posts during the 100Mbps trial - using legal torrents downloads I was getting about 60 Mbps without even using the whole bandwidth available... Probably limited by my own configuration than the network.





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I was on the beta. I tested the connections with ftp and torrents and was getting mind boggling speeds. I could have several running at say 2-500plus each no worries. I had one ftp sit at 1000 for days :D

However you are still limited by the other end. What ever speed cap that has does not change. 


I have screenshots showing peak load in the evening was still at worst over 40mbs down and normally up to 60-90 plus. As they were still testing the network at the time I think that was pretty amazing.

The issue is not the down speed its the traffic allowance. Mind boggling speed can do wallet busting traffic.

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  # 468478 12-May-2011 20:57

Speed test servers located in TelstraClear for all your fibre, cable and xDSL testing fun.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/customer-zone/speedtest/


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In light of TCL's medis hype at the moment and to prove how great they are, wouldnt it be a total coup if they offered 100mbps to all for the price we are paying now.

Afterall, thats what UFB is going to be.

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mattbush: In light of TCL's medis hype at the moment and to prove how great they are, wouldnt it be a total coup if they offered 100mbps to all for the price we are paying now.

Afterall, thats what UFB is going to be.


TelstraClear are proving time and time again to be unimpressive.

We all know I'm no fan of Telecom either, in fact you'd be pressed to find anyone I am a fan of right now!

I was keen 6 months ago to set up my own micro data center to service my non-profit customers better as traffic to our .us hosting is slow.  I'm still waiting for a price to get 100mbits.

Lack of peering is going to make the 100mbit service unimpressive anyway, or is the plan to run round everyone and say "hay, you need to buy 250mbit from us so our customers get the best experience to your sites?"

Here in Chch ppl are telling me that Enabled was built simply because they managed to PO the CCC enough to build something else.

They could impress me....  but after two decades, they're still not managing.






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