I'm curious to hear what's stopping those that have UFB available at their premises from switching to it from copper based products.
Is there an install cost involved for you due to the layout of your property or are you unhappy with the current selection of RSP offering's for your area? Does your better half make all the decisions or are you happy with your current solution and unwilling to change at this time? Are you in the 'too hard' basket and unable to be connected at present or is it simply a case of 'can't be bothered'?
For us it revolves around our current solution and the lack of choice from RSP's in our market.
We are currently with Telecom and enjoying unmetered dsl (thanks to Tivo). The speeds offered are consistent and fast enough for the better half to stream all her shows from Netflix in HD with no buffering. We currently only have two providers available in Christchurch, Snap and Orcon. Snap we're looking very promising, but when they put up their break fees on the 2 year contract earlier this year we lost interest. While I have no doubt Snap would provide a great service, it was agreed that we were unwilling to part with the full cost of the Fritz! 7390 box up front nor were we willing to get it on the cheap on the 2 year contact option with a $499 break fee. While we don't envision 2 years would be an issue, we've both reached that stage of life where we try to avoid signing long contacts on services to allow ourselves room to move if a better option comes up (1 year would be our limit). Orcon have never really been a contender due to their Genesis device (which I have used and didn't really like) and their cost structure (Small data cap or unlimited, nothing in between).
Dsl currently works well for us at a good price point so despite initial enthusiasm we'll be staying put for the immediate future, or at least until Telecom finally supports Enable UFB products.
What'stopping you guys from making the switch?