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# 100860 19-Apr-2012 21:20
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10800069

280 days? That's a one very patient port waiter - to the extreme, if ever I saw one!

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  # 612159 19-Apr-2012 21:25
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quickymart: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10800069

280 days? That's a one very patient port waiter - to the extreme, if ever I saw one!


ya I saw that article... it's silly.  There's at least 3 wireless networks up there.  Why aren't people using the WISPs in the area?






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  # 612163 19-Apr-2012 21:28
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DonGould:ya I saw that article... it's silly.  There's at least 3 wireless networks up there.  Why aren't people using the WISPs in the area?


She's in a pretty hilly area Don, it's not all flat, smooth land...she even says herself: "...all we have is dial-up and we have a little T Stick...but because of the rolling hills, being on dial-up is faster than the stick and it takes so long to do anything."

 
 
 
 


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  # 612166 19-Apr-2012 21:32
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quickymart:
DonGould:ya I saw that article... it's silly.  There's at least 3 wireless networks up there.  Why aren't people using the WISPs in the area?


She's in a pretty hilly area Don, it's not all flat, smooth land...she even says herself: "...all we have is dial-up and we have a little T Stick...but because of the rolling hills, being on dial-up is faster than the stick and it takes so long to do anything."


pfft... if she was that keen on bb she'd have talked to someone who could have put the Tstick on the top of the high hill and used wifi to push it down the hill.  I'm sure she's not the only one in the area with issues.

She should call Ray and just figure it out.






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  # 612169 19-Apr-2012 21:47
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There are 108 new cabinets covering 14000 MPF's being installed in the BOP region as part of the RBI over the next few years - it's a shame the NZ Herald as usual didn't bother explaining that


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sbiddle: There are 108 new cabinets covering 14000 MPF's being installed in the BOP region as part of the RBI over the next few years - it's a shame the NZ Herald as usual didn't bother explaining that



That would ruin a good story with actual information...




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  # 612211 19-Apr-2012 23:23
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ptinson:
sbiddle: There are 108 new cabinets covering 14000 MPF's being installed in the BOP region as part of the RBI over the next few years - it's a shame the NZ Herald as usual didn't bother explaining that



That would ruin a good story with actual information...


If only the herald had bothered to ask Chorus they might have found out. I wish kiwi's would just understand that if fast internet was important then why not just move? That's what the rest of the world does. Offer internet to where a lot of people live. If you live in the wops then go figure broadband ain't as good out there. Plus as Don said there are other good quality WISPs that are more than happy to work out something for you. Airnet springs to mind plus others.





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Seriously there are a million options for WISP services or 3g for that matter. Maybe WISPS should put up billboards next to the highways advertising their services?




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  # 612226 20-Apr-2012 06:21
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sbiddle: There are 108 new cabinets covering 14000 MPF's being installed in the BOP region as part of the RBI over the next few years - it's a shame the NZ Herald as usual didn't bother explaining that



That would ruin a good story with actual information...


Much like their story about blocking of stolen phones.

The quality of journalism has dropped so much at the Herald these days, if it's not a story about a popstar, celebrity or the Kartrashians they're bound to stuff it up.

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  # 612263 20-Apr-2012 08:54
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sbiddle: The quality of journalism has dropped so much at the Herald these days, if it's not a story about a popstar, celebrity or the Kartrashians they're bound to stuff it up.


What? You mean you think they actually get those ones right..... Smile

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  # 612304 20-Apr-2012 10:36
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Just so you know - We're upgrading the cabinet they're connected to through the RBI programme by July next year. Realise that's still a little while away, but we're working hard to upgrade rural NZ.

Since beginning our work on the RBI in July last year, we've deployed 345km of RBI fibre connecting 234 rural schools and 104 fibre-fed roadside cabinets.




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  # 612338 20-Apr-2012 12:24
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While your at it. Please upgrade cabinet  KWI/N.

The Alcatel 7300 ASAM in it is a POS as well as the area has another whole subdivision about to be done.


ADSL2+ please. 



Im sharing this thing with the whole of Edendale + the new cafe business.



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Dont bother upgrading KWI/AY as there is next to no one plugged into it + theres only one new house going up there.




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