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  Reply # 921615 25-Oct-2013 12:32
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ptinson:
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wasabi2k: You are all mad.
I'd sign up this second if it was available where I am.




definitely, vdsl just isnt fast enough lol


Perfectly adequate for the vast majority of broadband subscribers in my opinion.
Even when fibre is running past my door I wont switch unless there is a compelling reason.
Right now, I can do everything I need with the connection I have so what is compelling me to move.

What is it that makes you want to move, is it purely speed? If so you may have periods of buyers remorse:)

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i wouldnt really call myself a majority player in broadband subscribers however..

with the new 200/200 plans coming into play soon, its even more tempting..


would be nice to not have to put up with dealing with DLM and dodgy copper that im currently fighting with too.


latency is a big thing for me too..




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  Reply # 921638 25-Oct-2013 13:18
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So the running theme seems to be a lack of compelling reason to move from a system that currently meets ones needs, lack of RSP choice and technical difficulities with getting connected. The first reson seems to have come up time and time again in critism of the UFB rollout. Will be interesting to see if advances in offerings will help to change this (such as Vodafone's new TV offering and varations in speeds offered). Still early days I guess. Thanks for the replies.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 921669 25-Oct-2013 14:17
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hio77:
ptinson:
hio77:
wasabi2k: You are all mad.
I'd sign up this second if it was available where I am.




definitely, vdsl just isnt fast enough lol


Perfectly adequate for the vast majority of broadband subscribers in my opinion.
Even when fibre is running past my door I wont switch unless there is a compelling reason.
Right now, I can do everything I need with the connection I have so what is compelling me to move.

What is it that makes you want to move, is it purely speed? If so you may have periods of buyers remorse:)

Paul


i wouldnt really call myself a majority player in broadband subscribers however..

with the new 200/200 plans coming into play soon, its even more tempting..


would be nice to not have to put up with dealing with DLM and dodgy copper that im currently fighting with too.


latency is a big thing for me too..


I dont know that many people would notice in real terms the difference between say a 50/50 or 100/100 or 200/200 circuit.
For those that have copper issues then i can see a compelling reason to move.

I also suspect that just because the wholesale price of such a service is relatively attractive the retail price may be a different story.

Just my view, and I am by no means a beacon of wisdom, others have a much better view on this than i do...





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  Reply # 921674 25-Oct-2013 14:32
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ptinson:
I dont know that many people would notice in real terms the difference between say a 50/50 or 100/100 or 200/200 circuit.
For those that have copper issues then i can see a compelling reason to move.

I also suspect that just because the wholesale price of such a service is relatively attractive the retail price may be a different story.

Just my view, and I am by no means a beacon of wisdom, others have a much better view on this than i do...



when i want to push large files, i tend to expect it as fast as possible.. usually running a tuned TCP/IP stack both ends. 

i do agree though, most people wouldnt notice the difference..


the other end of the stick being you could easily accidentally blow your limit oh so much faster..


what can i say, i thrive on new toys to play with, vdsl takes up alot of my time in tinkering, over analysing and such.. if the speeds there why not take it right?


i also have an incisiveness habit of getting very frustrated with congested links (on the CPE side - not much i could do about the ISP), the main initial reason going vdsl



when i get back to streaming/youtube, the upload speed is ever so useful too.. who doesnt wanna be able to multitask without need to change anything?

oh, and seeing the odd 20~MB/s would be pretty nice.. lawl..



then again, ild be likely to get a second 200/200 and bond/balance it simply for the fun of it.. - that could be a tad.. pricey though..




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  Reply # 921761 25-Oct-2013 15:57
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I upload raw images to my editor using 3-6 FTP threads, that could max up a decent connection. Someone doing video could max out 200 if they have smart enough software.




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  Reply # 921766 25-Oct-2013 16:09
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andrewNZ: 
Yea I do understand that. I'm sure they've done the numbers.
It just annoys me to see them rolling out fibre in areas that have great service as it is, and then read that the uptake is abysmal.

I'll let this thread get back to the original topic.


I agree with you 100%.

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  Reply # 921776 25-Oct-2013 16:28
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As I am currently renting unable to get the services changed (Absentee landlord) also on a ROW.

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  Reply # 921779 25-Oct-2013 16:38
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Lazarui: As I am currently renting unable to get the services changed (Absentee landlord) also on a ROW.


that would be quite an infuriating position to be in.. 




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  Reply # 921781 25-Oct-2013 16:42
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A few other comments:
At some stage I'm going to run my own conduit from the UFB pillar on the road side to the front of our house for a future potential UFB connection.

I'm not usually one to jump on the new technology bandwagon very quickly. It took me years to get ADSL (but I'm glad that I did). Same with bluray. Though the benefits of that aren't so great, IMO. I only got a LCD TV because my old CRT was dying in early 2012.




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  Reply # 921940 26-Oct-2013 09:59
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hio77:
Lazarui: As I am currently renting unable to get the services changed (Absentee landlord) also on a ROW.


that would be quite an infuriating position to be in.. 


Well also being in a rental dont wanna get it installed anyway because I'd want a Star wiring solution (because not doing it and getting fibre seems silly to me), and like hell I'm doing that work for someone else's house where theres no guarantee I'll still be here in two years.

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  Reply # 921977 26-Oct-2013 10:32
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gehenna: ^I'd be appealing that. Body Corp tends to forget they're there to help, not hinder.

As fibre is replacement for copper, they are basically denying you access to a basic service. Some ISP's are moving to a policy of where there is fibre, they will not sell copper service; so depending on the provider you choose, your body corp may effectively be preventing you from getting phone and internet service.
Times are changing and if you are in the property (landlord) market, you need to adapt with these changes.
I'd hit them up about this, even consider legal action.




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  Reply # 921982 26-Oct-2013 10:42
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Info here regarding digital television: http://www.dbh.govt.nz/digital-television-facilities I think it is reasonable that something similar should apply to fibre.




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  Reply # 922269 26-Oct-2013 23:50
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Well we switched to Orcon recently (suitable plan for us: free national calls plus Genius where unanswered calls to our landline get routed at no cost to my mobile - useful for us who spend 25-30% of our time away from home). We are not heavy users but they offered UFB connection free.

They say they won't dig up the garden, so even the other half says "Why not?" We are being connected on Thursday.

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  Reply # 922301 27-Oct-2013 01:28
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andrewNZ: Why are they installing fiber in the places people don't want it and don't need it, while outright missing the places that really do need it?

This annoys me too. The only thing preventing me from getting fibre is it not being available. In a central Auckland suburb.

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  Reply # 922302 27-Oct-2013 01:34
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Lazarui: As I am currently renting unable to get the services changed (Absentee landlord) also on a ROW.


Eh, just get it done and deal with the landlord later. I doubt most would even care and it might end up being an additional selling point for future tenants. :)

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