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Topic # 133460 23-Oct-2013 10:04
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9316329/Chorus-agrees-to-new-UFB-plans

Great news.

CHORUS' PROPOSED SERVICES

50/20 (previously 30/10): $37.50 increasing to $42.50 by 2019
100/20: $40 increasing to $45 by 2019
100/50:  $45 increasing to $49.90 by 2019 (previously $55 decreasing to $49.90 by 2019)
100/100: $50
200/20: $55
200/100: $60
200/200: $65

200/200 Business: $175

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  Reply # 920211 23-Oct-2013 10:31
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200/200, yay!

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  Reply # 920217 23-Oct-2013 10:46
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new plans sound great..

i suspect 200/200 will call for alot of i cant max my connection complaints however!




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  Reply # 920221 23-Oct-2013 10:49
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200/50 would be the best thing ever.

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  Reply # 920222 23-Oct-2013 10:51
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Nice!  I notice Snap have a lightwave+ product  (coming soon).  Maybe that was it.  Looking forward to this on my new connection

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  Reply # 920223 23-Oct-2013 10:52
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hio77: new plans sound great..

i suspect 200/200 will call for alot of i cant max my connection complaints however!


I suspect that will start at 100/100...




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  Reply # 920225 23-Oct-2013 10:55
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now if they could just install it in my area....

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  Reply # 920227 23-Oct-2013 10:56
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ptinson:
hio77: new plans sound great..

i suspect 200/200 will call for alot of i cant max my connection complaints however!


I suspect that will start at 100/100...


100/100 is a bit of a overestimate aint it? i mean, look at thoses complaining their 30/10 isnt maxing out to distant servers!




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  Reply # 920231 23-Oct-2013 10:59
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hio77

100/100 is a bit of a overestimate aint it? i mean, look at thoses complaining their 30/10 isnt maxing out to distant servers!


I have no trouble maxing my current 30/10 connection when downloading from international servers, I am upgrading to 100/50 shortly so it will be interesting to see how many more streams I need to max that out.

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  Reply # 920236 23-Oct-2013 11:03
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browned:
hio77

100/100 is a bit of a overestimate aint it? i mean, look at thoses complaining their 30/10 isnt maxing out to distant servers!


I have no trouble maxing my current 30/10 connection when downloading from international servers, I am upgrading to 100/50 shortly so it will be interesting to see how many more streams I need to max that out.


sarcasm is at a miss today :/


i have no problem maxing my connection iver, but the server your connecting to, thread counts, scaling windows etc tend to start to matter.. 


come production of theses new plans, i will envy your fiber even more however.. :L




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hio77:
ptinson:
hio77: new plans sound great..

i suspect 200/200 will call for alot of i cant max my connection complaints however!


I suspect that will start at 100/100...


100/100 is a bit of a overestimate aint it? i mean, look at thoses complaining their 30/10 isnt maxing out to distant servers!


Not really.
People max out the 30/10 and 100/50 plans, but I suspect the rage value of not filling a 100Mbps symmetrical link will be seen right up there with other great injustices.
Just my view...

EDIT
Ah sarcasm now noted...




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  Reply # 920314 23-Oct-2013 12:08
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And of course people will be expecting ISP's to dimension 2-3x the bandwidth per customer for the exact same price as they're paying now.


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  Reply # 920315 23-Oct-2013 12:11
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And, why not the rest of the country?

This is the problem I have with the fibre rollout structure -- different regions are receiving varying levels of service/ products.



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  Reply # 920318 23-Oct-2013 12:13
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sbiddle: And of course people will be expecting ISP's to dimension 2-3x the bandwidth per customer for the exact same price as they're paying now.



And, over time that expectation will be realised. 

For example, from memory, I used to pay telecom $100 a month or so for a 2gb cap and a speed limited ADSL connection. 

Now, for a little bit over, I get 300 gig a month, and a 65mbps speed. 



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  Reply # 920346 23-Oct-2013 12:35
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Oh if only I could get it.

It's coming some time over the next couple of years.

At the moment, I'd be happy with 30/10, but I can see 100/50 being very nice. Even VDSL would be good for me (I am 400m straight line from a VDSL exchange, but the cable must go a very screwy way because they won't provision it for me).

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  Reply # 920350 23-Oct-2013 12:41
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surfisup1000: And, why not the rest of the country?

This is the problem I have with the fibre rollout structure -- different regions are receiving varying levels of service/ products.




because it would be prohibitively expensive to do it.

the incremental cost (to chorus) of upgrading from 30 to 50Mbps etc is practically nil compared to the incremental cost of adding another 5% rollout coverage

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