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Topic # 150541 26-Jul-2014 09:26
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Wifi is just like a garden sprinkler.  Turn the tap up to UFB level and the bits will go further.

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"Our connections before were not very good," she said. "We had major problems, it cut out a lot. It used to be situated in my study and the wi-fi didn't reach the whole way around the house, for example, but now it even reaches out to our sleepout, which is cool."

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Reply # 1095980 26-Jul-2014 09:48
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"Morgan Tait is the NZ Herald's consumer affairs reporter."




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  Reply # 1095982 26-Jul-2014 09:59
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That is a poorly written article. First off the CIR on residental fibre is 2.5Mbit so if you are geting that you are getting what you have paid for. Secondly from the sounds of things the problem was thier modem they sould have got a new one with thier fibre connection solving thier WiFi problem. People should only write what they know about and it looks like this guy doesn't know what he is talking about and he has misrepresented facts with out doing his research.

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  Reply # 1095983 26-Jul-2014 10:02
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That's great...It is awesome that WiFi coverage is directly related to UFB installs.





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  Reply # 1095984 26-Jul-2014 10:04
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^^^

Morgan is a woman actually.

Morgan Tait bio 

Going by her short bio on The Herald, she has no tech background to speak of.




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  Reply # 1095986 26-Jul-2014 10:13
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Hooray for hippies with faster internet. Not sure I really get the point of the article. Is it about how plans are not getting the expected speed, or about people not being able to tap in to UFB despite the apparent proximity to the new fibre lines, or is it about how our internet is not as good as other countries? Dumb article. The neighbours are apparently on a different road, so no wonder they have to wait for fibre to be laid.
Also they are going to love it when all the neighbours sign up, get the same brand of modem and the wifi starts getting inconsistent again. 





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  Reply # 1096152 26-Jul-2014 14:58
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Can we all just agree that journalism in general is poor.

Occasionally you may find a well written piece that is balanced, researched, and presents facts. 

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  Reply # 1096168 26-Jul-2014 15:03
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well didn't you folks know an Art degree allows you to write about tech stuff. :P




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  Reply # 1096174 26-Jul-2014 15:13
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All those poor people with their awful, AWFUL 30Mbps internet. I weep for the children. Around here I will eventually get 'upgraded' to an RBI service which will apparently come with something like a 30GB cap. I'm staying on my 5Mbps DSL until they pry it from my cold dead fingers. As the last person on it, I might get >500Kbps during peak hour.




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  Reply # 1096183 26-Jul-2014 15:28
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Byrned: Can we all just agree that journalism in general is poor.

Occasionally you may find a well written piece that is balanced, researched, and presents facts. 


Balance, while generally a good thing, isn't a requirement of good journalism. There is no natural balance to some stories, and trying to balance them just gives unwarranted exposure to nut jobs.




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  Reply # 1096351 26-Jul-2014 21:49
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What's even funnier is in the printed edition it compares the two plans.
The UFB family are on a 30/10 plan. While the other family have "ADSL" with 24/1. So obviously they're on VDSL and there is probably in the real world beside upload next to no difference in their speeds.

Why they didn't compare some one on 100/50 to someone with a terrible 2/.2 adsl plan is beyond me.

Don't even get me started on the fact she was happy because of the new WiFi router, nothing to do with WiFi. someone needs to put her on a limited 10/1 plan and let her keep the new modem and she wouldn't even notice...




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  Reply # 1096355 26-Jul-2014 22:04
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ADSL2+ supports those speeds(24/1)

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  Reply # 1096368 26-Jul-2014 22:11
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The most disturbing thing is, this is subject matter a lot of geekzoners know something about. So now apply the same error rate to every other article in the paper......

I agree with nztechfreak that balance isn't always necessary, but fact checking, so that the information provided is correct, is.




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  Reply # 1096387 26-Jul-2014 22:43
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Byrned: Can we all just agree that journalism in general is poor....


This is an example of bad journalism - not just bad technical journalism.
I have read it twice and still don't see the point of the article.




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