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Topic # 123370 5-Jul-2013 08:51
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I don't know whether there's any new information (my address hasn't changed) or whether it's just a colour change, but I figured that someone would be interested :)

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

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  Reply # 849509 5-Jul-2013 09:21
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Looks like they've changed the UFB availablility dates layers.  Previously the map showed our address as 'By June 2014 indicative' whilst now there is only 'Planned By June 2016', and then the red layers for June 2017 and June 2018.   There are no red layers shaded anywhere in NZ so assume those plans aren't made, or being publicised yet.

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  Reply # 849510 5-Jul-2013 09:22
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"UFB deployment dates for your area are still being developed" last time I looked it was 2019.. Wonder if this new date is better or worse??




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  Reply # 849511 5-Jul-2013 09:22
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They do like their blues don't they.

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  Reply # 849548 5-Jul-2013 10:23
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huckster: They do like their blues don't they.


Ha, and their shades of brown also. 

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  Reply # 849560 5-Jul-2013 10:28
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Half my town is no longer on the road map all the way out to 2018.

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  Reply # 849594 5-Jul-2013 11:06
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I wonder if they'll be some contract renegotiations for the post-2016 rollout?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/8846541/UFB-rollout-costs-strike-bum-note-for-Chorus

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  Reply # 849783 5-Jul-2013 15:30
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Apparently UFB is available in my area (yeah right) and apparently I get >20mbps broadband (yeah right). Don't really trust these maps much.




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  Reply # 849805 5-Jul-2013 16:26
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Jesus, they've certainly changed things around on them maps.

Either you're already in a blue UFB enabled area or a vague "planned by Jun-16" cyan area. It doesn't tell you much at all as to what might be coming up soonish.




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  Reply # 849807 5-Jul-2013 16:35
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Still just in normal "ufb zone" no date yet... At least I can get VDSL





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  Reply # 849815 5-Jul-2013 17:05
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DarthKermit: Jesus, they've certainly changed things around on them maps.

Either you're already in a blue UFB enabled area or a vague "planned by Jun-16" cyan area. It doesn't tell you much at all as to what might be coming up soonish.


On the detail view for each cabinet area you can still see the estimated dates, my street in the North Shore states by May 2014.

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  Reply # 849816 5-Jul-2013 17:06
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Kingy: Apparently UFB is available in my area (yeah right) and apparently I get >20mbps broadband (yeah right). Don't really trust these maps much.


1) you have misread the shades of blue

2) >20 Mbps with right equipment means vdsl

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  Reply # 849820 5-Jul-2013 17:26
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joker97:
Kingy: Apparently UFB is available in my area (yeah right) and apparently I get >20mbps broadband (yeah right). Don't really trust these maps much.


1) you have misread the shades of blue

2) >20 Mbps with right equipment means vdsl


>20 mbps is still ADSL you'd just have to be close to the cabinet but it's entirely possible. The speed ratings for the chorus maps are not by address they are standardised for the cabinet/exchange entire area and are rated at max possible speed (to my knowledge).

VDSL it would say >70mbps

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  Reply # 849829 5-Jul-2013 17:46
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Yyrael:
joker97:
Kingy: Apparently UFB is available in my area (yeah right) and apparently I get >20mbps broadband (yeah right). Don't really trust these maps much.


1) you have misread the shades of blue

2) >20 Mbps with right equipment means vdsl


>20 mbps is still ADSL you'd just have to be close to the cabinet but it's entirely possible. The speed ratings for the chorus maps are not by address they are standardised for the cabinet/exchange entire area and are rated at max possible speed (to my knowledge).

VDSL it would say >70mbps


Actually 'greater than 20Mbps' would indicate VDSL.

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  Reply # 849830 5-Jul-2013 17:48
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Yyrael:

>20 mbps is still ADSL you'd just have to be close to the cabinet but it's entirely possible.

VDSL it would say >70mbps


Fairly certain that >10Mb/s is ADSL2, and >20Mb/s is VDSL.

I don't think there is any xDSL / copper service that would provide greater than 70Mb/s.

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  Reply # 849848 5-Jul-2013 18:18
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Damm, no UFB for me till june 2016. Might have to seriously consider VDSL, at least its available.

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