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Topic # 120913 18-Jun-2013 11:22
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Hi Folks,
I an considering relocating out of CHCH city into the rural area and have a need for a relatively good broadband connection - at least good enough to use get HD on a video on demand application without constant stuttering and to be able to make HD Skype calls  (not having an poor ping when gaming would be good but not a key requirement).

I'm also not' really interested in mobile solutions (I use this when out and about, but want fixed internet at home).

I've tried looking on a couple of Telco websites, but I get either - 'yes, you might be able to get broadband' and 'we don't know where that address is' type answers.

What I would really like to be able to find out is which of the smaller towns in the Canterbury region have fibre to the local exchange and how far a property might be away from the appropriate connection point (and where these are) to give an ok connection.

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  Reply # 838600 18-Jun-2013 11:30
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Check the Chorus maps page as that will show your options. Otherwise it will be a wisp you need to find.

http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps



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  Reply # 838630 18-Jun-2013 12:17
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Thanks, this has answered most of my questions. Can I assume that RBI > 5mbs means its a wireless connection or is it that the copper wire is a bit overly long?

I also assume that one can give them a call and find out their plans for a specific area if I need more detail?




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  Reply # 838632 18-Jun-2013 12:19
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If you email me pl at telecom.co.nz your address you are moving to I can look it up in the Chorus internal tool and give you an idea of what you could expect there.

One condition of this is I would hope that you go with Telecom...  As we really are pretty good :)

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  Reply # 838713 18-Jun-2013 14:10
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If it's on the Chorus map doesn't that mean it will be on copper? They don't map out wireless RBI coverage I didn't think.


And Telecom are far far better than 'pretty good'. I would say they are excellent.

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