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  #922303 27-Oct-2013 01:40
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I recently heard that Chorus has a ~4% uptake (of those able to get it) which is actually better than, for example, Australia's NBN.

I am unable to sign up yet but before I would I think I would like to know more about what my money would buy. For example, I'd like my ISP to publish frequently updated or live congestion maps of their network.

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  #923024 28-Oct-2013 13:43
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Currently up a longer shared driveway in a rental property and likely to be moving in 6 months or so.

I am working towards getting it installed anyway but I have to contend with angry neighbors who we do not get along with overly well and an absent LL and unhelpful property manager.

This should be fun.

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  #923219 28-Oct-2013 20:17
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wasabi2k: You are all mad.
I'd sign up this second if it was available where I am.




Beat me to it.




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  #923354 29-Oct-2013 07:42
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For me, the question wasn't "why?", but more "why not?". There really wasn't any reason for us not to.
It didn't cost us anything, it is actually a little bit cheaper with the ISP switch. The install was pretty painless, Chorus had the spare time so stretched the install over several days - meaning that we didn't need to be home for most of it. I really don't see why someone will be compelled to not switch, the subsidy is at the point where there really isn't much of a cost of doing it. Yeah, the speed increase is marginal as most sites are hosted beyond narrow international bandwidth - but it is really awesome to be pulling a torrent down at 11 megabytes per second!!!!!!




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