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  Reply # 901377 23-Sep-2013 18:23
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myfullflavour:
ISP: Full Flavour
Location: Tauranga
Plan: Corporate
Connection Type: Fibre



I think you win! ;)

-Aidan

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  Reply # 901380 23-Sep-2013 18:25
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ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!




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  Reply # 901427 23-Sep-2013 19:40
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Location: Invercargill

ISP: Telecom NZ

Plan: Ultra VDSL 500gb

Connection VDSL

SPEED TESTNormally around 25-35 download.



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  Reply # 901480 23-Sep-2013 20:49
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michaelmurfy: ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!


Why are you on with Unleash then?! Surely the premium isn't worth it if you are on an ASAM.

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  Reply # 901830 24-Sep-2013 12:06
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michaelmurfy: ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!


Was looking at a friends internet the other day and they live around 6k out of ohakune and they were not getting 1mb most of the time.

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  Reply # 902067 24-Sep-2013 20:56
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I'm cheating a bit here being outside of NZ but

ISP: Virgin Media
Plan: Broadband XXL
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom



When moving house I looked specifically for a property that fell within the catchment area of cable.
The street behind us can only get ADSL.




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  Reply # 902083 24-Sep-2013 21:11
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ScuL: I'm cheating a bit here being outside of NZ but

ISP: Virgin Media
Plan: Broadband XXL
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom



When moving house I looked specifically for a property that fell within the catchment area of cable.
The street behind us can only get ADSL.


HAHAHA good stuff, what I would do for the property behind us is simply say "hey.. Want better speeds?? I've got  Cable over here... Pay for half the internet bill and I can run a ethernet cable to you guys ???"

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  Reply # 902115 24-Sep-2013 22:27
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Dairusire:
HAHAHA good stuff, what I would do for the property behind us is simply say "hey.. Want better speeds?? I've got  Cable over here... Pay for half the internet bill and I can run a ethernet cable to you guys ???"


Well could do that but I'm not that nasty, plus my boss is paying the internet bill so I don't care that much :)
This connection costs £36.75 (NZ$71) per month and there is no bandwidth cap although the legally required torrent-site filter is in place :/

What is frustrating in the UK (and I'm sure in NZ as well) is that most bigger towns only have the phone exchange in the town centre.
This means that if you are in an outlying suburb further than 2km from the town centre your ADSL connectivity will be less than 10mbit.
BT has recently launched a new VDSL service (Infinity) that can achieve quite good speeds if you're close to the exchange, but the majority of suburbs are outside the 2km zone therefore rendering the service useless. There is one section of the town that is 5km out and they don't even get normal ADSL faster than 1mbit.
A private company has set up a WiFi service with a 100mbit fiber lead in order to provide "reasonable" internet speeds to the neighbourhood.

Moral of this story, even though FAST connections (like the one I have) are available and working well in the UK, there is still a vast amount of the population that despite not living in a rural area struggle to get a decent broadband speed.

:)




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  Reply # 902606 25-Sep-2013 18:49
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michaelmurfy: ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!


sorry but i already won that award on the first page of this thread. this is by no means slow for rural interwebs

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  Reply # 902630 25-Sep-2013 19:20
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bakewells5856:
michaelmurfy: ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!


sorry but i already won that award on the first page of this thread. this is by no means slow for rural interwebs


I agree you have here.. I come second (peak time ASAM congestion)





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  Reply # 902638 25-Sep-2013 19:26
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michaelmurfy:
bakewells5856:
michaelmurfy: ISP: Unleash
Plan: Business
Location: Rural (Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson) - Connected to a ASAM.



I win the lowest speed award (I think) - Being on rural broadband is awesome!


sorry but i already won that award on the first page of this thread. this is by no means slow for rural interwebs


I agree you have here.. I come second (peak time ASAM congestion)



Oh, that's nasty.

I should be grateful for my 14/1 connection.

-Aidan.

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  Reply # 906070 1-Oct-2013 23:54
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Here's mine. UFB 10/30 and speedtest done over a 1.2km 5ghz link using ubiquiti nanobridge's.

ISP: KCI/PlaNet
Plan: UFB 30/10 Flatrate $130
http://planet.pl.net




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  Reply # 906815 2-Oct-2013 23:54
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gareth41: Here's mine. UFB 10/30 and speedtest done over a 1.2km 5ghz link using ubiquiti nanobridge's.

ISP: KCI/PlaNet
Plan: UFB 30/10 Flatrate $130
http://planet.pl.net





WOW 

How to check the avaliability at my address i have tried their website but it says: (look the screenshot)


[Click on Screenshot to look at fullsize]

I have TELECOM ISP and should have NZ IP.

Do they provide service at Western Springs, Auckland?!




Sorry about my English guys :>

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  Reply # 906817 3-Oct-2013 00:09
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Kirdog:
gareth41: Here's mine. UFB 10/30 and speedtest done over a 1.2km 5ghz link using ubiquiti nanobridge's.

ISP: KCI/PlaNet
Plan: UFB 30/10 Flatrate $130
http://planet.pl.net





WOW 

How to check the avaliability at my address i have tried their website but it says: (look the screenshot)


[Click on Screenshot to look at fullsize]

I have TELECOM ISP and should have NZ IP.

Do they provide service at Western Springs, Auckland?!


Just do a lookup at www.chorus.co.nz/sat
Im also not sure if the plans at http://planet.pl.net are still available, planet was supposedly taken over by kiwilink.

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  Reply # 906818 3-Oct-2013 00:10
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ScuL:
Dairusire:
HAHAHA good stuff, what I would do for the property behind us is simply say "hey.. Want better speeds?? I've got  Cable over here... Pay for half the internet bill and I can run a ethernet cable to you guys ???"


Well could do that but I'm not that nasty, plus my boss is paying the internet bill so I don't care that much :)
This connection costs £36.75 (NZ$71) per month and there is no bandwidth cap although the legally required torrent-site filter is in place :/

What is frustrating in the UK (and I'm sure in NZ as well) is that most bigger towns only have the phone exchange in the town centre.
This means that if you are in an outlying suburb further than 2km from the town centre your ADSL connectivity will be less than 10mbit.
BT has recently launched a new VDSL service (Infinity) that can achieve quite good speeds if you're close to the exchange, but the majority of suburbs are outside the 2km zone therefore rendering the service useless. There is one section of the town that is 5km out and they don't even get normal ADSL faster than 1mbit.
A private company has set up a WiFi service with a 100mbit fiber lead in order to provide "reasonable" internet speeds to the neighbourhood.

Moral of this story, even though FAST connections (like the one I have) are available and working well in the UK, there is still a vast amount of the population that despite not living in a rural area struggle to get a decent broadband speed.

:)

NZ as of ~2007-2011 now has Cabinets throughout many neighbourhoods which are a mini exchange. 
Head to: http://bcc.telecomwholesale.co.nz/ and put in an address.
Example: 1A/549 Remuera Road, Newmarket-Meadowbank, Auckland City
Then click show VDSL cabinet areas on the right. Everything in the green polygons and a bit more than that generally, can get VDSL here.

Then we have fibre rolling out nationwide too, and rural people will get 4G based connections if they cant get it over DSL or fibre.

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