Hey all, just moved to NZ after living in AUS for the past ~14 years, setting up shop in Tauranga and would love some help with the setting up of my internet. I move in tomorrow morning, so the sooner I know the better of course!
I've done hopefully enough research in that I'm 90% sure I'm going with Snap's VDSL2 Broadband. Please excuse any forthcoming ignorance, I'm very much learning on the fly here.
The house is not scheduled 'til February '14 for UFB but thankfully it is in a VDSL zone according to both Chorus and Snap, and according to my drive-by today and google maps I'm around 3-400 metres from my nearest cabinet, which I understand is a enviable position to be in.
Please note I have absolutely 0 experience with VDSL, only became aware of it a couple days ago.
I'm a fairly prolific internet junkie, everything from movies (both DL and streaming), tonnes of music, games - both playing and downloading - etc. etc. so I'm thinking the 300gb for $120 would suit me quite well, and if I go over that means I've not utilised the 1-7am free period properly.
My questions start firstly if I've got all of the above correct? Without the option of UFB in the near future, VDSL is the next best option to go for? Snap seem to get great reviews on here, but is there some other provider that I may have overlooked?
I understand that there is an extra need for a master splitter or something to that effect? I'm not overly tech savvy in that regard, and not keen on paying $400+ just to get that installed, so is there a more cost effective way of doing so? Will this be the last thing that I need to get everything up and running (assuming I go with the Fritz 7340), or are there further costs for VDSL?
The property is currently sitting vacant, so I hope that installation will be swift, although I have read that it takes up to 10 days, is there any kind of average I should be expecting or is it purely a case-by-case type situation?
Thanks very much for any help, and I very much look forward to reaping the spoils of this magnificent land.