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Master Geek

# 106228 19-Jul-2012 20:17
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Just a quick recommendation on which is the best ISP provider for Wellington Central. I am moving their early next year so want to know who will be the quality for money! I don't know exactly where I will be living in Central Welly as no flat yet :).

Cheers guys!

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Uber Geek

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  # 658682 19-Jul-2012 20:31
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If you can get Telstra Cable that's pretty good, otherwise you may have coverage with NZWireless or Telecom is pretty good too.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 658697 19-Jul-2012 21:10
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Seems a better answer may be in order, especially for a coolest little capital request Cool

This chart was quickly put together but is a simple concept, it is a pivot table for Wellington, on our Dummy national webpage and is the time to download (averaged over each hour for the month of June).  I have dropped Maxnet because we do not have enough probes in Wellington, but we do for the other ISPs.  I did not filter on plan, so Telstraclear includes Cable and DSL, dominated by Cable, their DSL is quite different - see our website for more on that.



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Master Geek

  # 658698 19-Jul-2012 21:12
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Sorry for my complete ignorance (not to savvy when it comes to internet terminology) but what is telstra cable exactly?

And JohnButt, that is legendary! Exactly the sort of thing I have been looking for. Cheers mate. Will definitely check out your site.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 658708 19-Jul-2012 21:29
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Cable is a coaxial cable technology offered in only Wellington & Christchurch in limited suburbs.  Mainly those older suburbs where there is overhead wires.  You can tell when you are in the suburb by the very large bundles of cables hanging off poles in front of the houses.
The service is 15Mb/s down, 2 up - see TelstraClear site for more details, but it mainly depends on where you live, just the same as VDSL, which has similar specs, but is only available close to exchanges. 

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Master Geek

  # 658710 19-Jul-2012 21:33
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oh yep, okay, get it. Cheers for the help John!

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  # 658722 19-Jul-2012 21:54
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JohnButt: The service is 15Mb/s down, 2 up

or 100/10

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