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  Reply # 774862 5-Mar-2013 10:26
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Click the red view answer button. It will show the yellow highlighted post just up the page which advises the SAT is currently out of date.

More info here:http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=113787

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  Reply # 778751 12-Mar-2013 19:08
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It is like they deliberately went around my house.



The kicker is, we are a flat full of geeks. But, the neighbours across the road who have it, are a lovely old couple who probably don't have internet XD.

I've contemplated running an ethernet cable across the road to their house :D

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  Reply # 778760 12-Mar-2013 19:35
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I'm a couple of houses outside of VDSL and UFB won't be an option where I live.

Shame as VDSL would be largely sufficient.





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  Reply # 778785 12-Mar-2013 20:25
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This is me... no VDSL and no idea on UFB availability in the foreseeable future - not until 2016 at least :(



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  Reply # 778787 12-Mar-2013 20:29
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picture one. blue pen indicates two telecom boxes.
first box has cabinet rol/01 on it  and map says already updated.
box two about 2m from first one was put in when new subdivision was done over road from school which has bof, i think it is fibre.
i used to get 6mb up to one year ago, but now only lucky to get 1 to 3mb, at night no good.




picture two is the sat map. looks like i will have to wait until 2016, but the school is meant to be getting this year.


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  Reply # 778829 12-Mar-2013 21:38
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shermanp: 

Somehow I don't fancy our chances of getting anything better until UFB comes along in 2015...


Well well.

It appears our chances of obtaining faster than ADSL2+ before 2015 have gotten a LOT better.

They marked/potholed services last week. And when I got home this evening, there was a hole next to our mailbox :D

Looks like UFB is coming early to our street.

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Reply # 778864 12-Mar-2013 22:22
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this is me after the latest UFB map updates.....





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  Reply # 778900 13-Mar-2013 02:58
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shermanp:
shermanp: 

Somehow I don't fancy our chances of getting anything better until UFB comes along in 2015...


Well well.

It appears our chances of obtaining faster than ADSL2+ before 2015 have gotten a LOT better.

They marked/potholed services last week. And when I got home this evening, there was a hole next to our mailbox :D

Looks like UFB is coming early to our street.


You should get a letter from Chorus explaning what they're up to and the time frame involved then.




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  Reply # 778902 13-Mar-2013 03:20
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Same situation, Just outside of VDSL range, Line stats appear just outside of acceptable ranges for VDSL also.

As for internal house wiring, I have about 30cm of it, ETP to Cat5e to Jackpoint, I suspect I'd be able to get it if it wasnt for the excessively long Lead In.

I am however in an already UFB capable area (prequal shows available), Although being up a shared driveway in a rental house leaves me up the creek without the paddle.





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  Reply # 778905 13-Mar-2013 07:13
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DarthKermit:
shermanp:
shermanp: 

Somehow I don't fancy our chances of getting anything better until UFB comes along in 2015...


Well well.

It appears our chances of obtaining faster than ADSL2+ before 2015 have gotten a LOT better.

They marked/potholed services last week. And when I got home this evening, there was a hole next to our mailbox :D

Looks like UFB is coming early to our street.


You should get a letter from Chorus explaning what they're up to and the time frame involved then.


We got a little card from Ultra Fast Fibre a couple of weeks ago, but at the time we weren't sure if it was a mistake or not.

Isn't no Chorus doing UFB out our way.

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  Reply # 778919 13-Mar-2013 08:42
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I'm about 50m outside the UFB build zone for the next wave of build which is really rather annoying. On top of that, I'm less than 600m from the exchange so in prime VDSL territory but the exchange in question doesn't have any VDSL kit in it - the local cabinets all have VDSL and if I switch to one of those the nearest one is over 1km away, making it pointless.

All this mucking about with the wholesale price of copper and the VDSL service means there is a large percentage of New Zealand households that can't get fibre for many years yet are forced to sit and wait with an ADSL connection.

Vexing.

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  Reply # 781046 13-Mar-2013 12:20
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shermanp: We got a little card from Ultra Fast Fibre a couple of weeks ago, but at the time we weren't sure if it was a mistake or not.

Isn't no Chorus doing UFB out our way.


What city are you in? If I may ask.




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  Reply # 781175 13-Mar-2013 17:38
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DarthKermit:
shermanp: We got a little card from Ultra Fast Fibre a couple of weeks ago, but at the time we weren't sure if it was a mistake or not.

Isn't no Chorus doing UFB out our way.


What city are you in? If I may ask.


We are in New Plymouth (more specifically, Bell Block)

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  Reply # 781179 13-Mar-2013 17:49
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Be aware these maps are not always 100% correct. Its better to get an ISP to do a prequal and this will give you a definitely yes or no if you can get ADSL/VDSL/UFB.

New cabinets are added all the time and the online (public) maps can take a while to get updated.



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  Reply # 781231 13-Mar-2013 19:00
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LennonNZ: Be aware these maps are not always 100% correct. Its better to get an ISP to do a prequal and this will give you a definitely yes or no if you can get ADSL/VDSL/UFB.

New cabinets are added all the time and the online (public) maps can take a while to get updated.




There appears to be a cabinet directly outside the exchange on Northcote Road, Auckland's North Shore.  Why put a cabinet directly outside an exchange?

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