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#115887 10-Apr-2013 18:39
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Wanted to share this.. One of our customers has been on ADSL with us for the last week while we awaited wiring to be done at their premises.

They got VDSL connected this afternoon. Within 3 hours....well the figures speak for themselves.


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  #797324 10-Apr-2013 19:09
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Would your unmetered plan be suited to a household that uses around 300GB per month?







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  #797335 10-Apr-2013 19:21
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Yip, we do have customers doing more than 300GB but their usage profile doesn't have a major impact on performance.

Our general rule is save the big international downloads for non-peak hours ie 8pm-8am when our business customers aren't on the network.

Businesses makes up the majority of our customer base and we buy bandwidth to support our hosting services in the first instance, hence we can afford a few residential unmetered users.

 
 
 
 


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  #797346 10-Apr-2013 19:26
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Cool. Most of the usage does come from online streaming, netflix and the like as well as game streams. Not that much heavy downloading.





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  #797349 10-Apr-2013 19:33
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I think I did your splitter install a while ago too, so you are all VDSL ready (if in the zone of course).




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  #797350 10-Apr-2013 19:35
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Got to wonder why there weren't doing much downloading before.

I mean, if they can get vdsl the their speed on adsl should easily be 10mbps, fast enough to do almost anything you could want to do on vdsl. Vdsl gives better upload of course, and is better for multiple users, but one has to wonder what they were doing before and why suddenly start downloading a whole bunch of stuff now.

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  #797356 10-Apr-2013 19:42
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NonprayingMantis: Got to wonder why there weren't doing much downloading before.

I mean, if they can get vdsl the their speed on adsl should easily be 10mbps, fast enough to do almost anything you could want to do on vdsl. Vdsl gives better upload of course, and is better for multiple users, but one has to wonder what they were doing before and why suddenly start downloading a whole bunch of stuff now.


+1

Clearly they're doing something very different to use all that data.


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  #797359 10-Apr-2013 19:50
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I believe I qualify for VDSL, I'm in the green zone albeit at the edge with 10db attenuation reported by the vigor120 modem





 
 
 
 


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  #797364 10-Apr-2013 19:58
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Probably giving it a test drive to see what its like

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  #797366 10-Apr-2013 20:00
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300 GB a month?

25.38GB/9 = 2.82 GB per day x 30 (30 days in April) = 84.6 GB per month

Perhaps my math is wrong....but how do you get 300 GB for the month?

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  #797375 10-Apr-2013 20:08
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sbiddle:
NonprayingMantis: Got to wonder why there weren't doing much downloading before.

I mean, if they can get vdsl the their speed on adsl should easily be 10mbps, fast enough to do almost anything you could want to do on vdsl. Vdsl gives better upload of course, and is better for multiple users, but one has to wonder what they were doing before and why suddenly start downloading a whole bunch of stuff now.


+1

Clearly they're doing something very different to use all that data.


Or they had a bunch of stuff to download and were waiting for VDSL to go live.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

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  #797378 10-Apr-2013 20:11
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Azzura: 300 GB a month?

25.38GB/9 = 2.82 GB per day x 30 (30 days in April) = 84.6 GB per month

Perhaps my math is wrong....but how do you get 300 GB for the month?


Not sure what you're doing here but I'm the one who mentioned 300GB and I'm not the customer in the OP.





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  #797381 10-Apr-2013 20:17
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Azzura: 300 GB a month?

25.38GB/9 = 2.82 GB per day x 30 (30 days in April) = 84.6 GB per month

Perhaps my math is wrong....but how do you get 300 GB for the month?


Not sure what you're doing here but I'm the one who mentioned 300GB and I'm not the customer in the OP.


 

My mistake...I misconstrued something after your post.

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  #797419 10-Apr-2013 21:14
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sbiddle:
Clearly they're doing something very different to use all that data.



It is patch day.




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  #797431 10-Apr-2013 21:30
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Patch for Mac day too? If this is customer I'm thinking of, then he has a couple of Macs. He was also suffering from very poor DSL, so he has jumped I think about 10 fold in speed.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  #797444 10-Apr-2013 21:46
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coffeebaron:
sbiddle:
NonprayingMantis: Got to wonder why there weren't doing much downloading before.

I mean, if they can get vdsl the their speed on adsl should easily be 10mbps, fast enough to do almost anything you could want to do on vdsl. Vdsl gives better upload of course, and is better for multiple users, but one has to wonder what they were doing before and why suddenly start downloading a whole bunch of stuff now.


+1

Clearly they're doing something very different to use all that data.


Or they had a bunch of stuff to download and were waiting for VDSL to go live.


That was kinda my point. Adsl is not exactly slow. If you have a 10mbps connection woth adsl, Why would you wait for vdsl before downloading the stuff you want?

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