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Topic # 140574 13-Feb-2014 11:26 Send private message

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, looked for it but couldn't find

So in around Oct 2013 there was news of Chorus defining new plans for UFB

http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/chorus-puts-cheaper-faster-ufb-fibre-table

Looks like a few ISPs are already offering this. There was a thread on here in which Orcon said they'd be passing these on in Jan 2014

So far - nothing seems to have happened.

Anyone know what's happening with this??

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  Reply # 986692 13-Feb-2014 12:40 Send private message

Well I raised the question in the middle of another thread, but good to have this as a stand alone topic.

I am interested the the dropping of 30/10 as the minimum plan, and going to 50/20 for the same price ;-)

Somewhere I found a list of meeting dates with Chorus and the RSPs, to see when they would next discuss this, but my Google-foo has failed me, and I can't find it again.

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  Reply # 986704 13-Feb-2014 12:56 Send private message

Didn't Chorus stop this once the ComCom decision about reducing the UBA prices came out? Looking at saving money and this review of pricing was one of the causalities?


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  Reply # 986707 13-Feb-2014 13:04 Send private message

As far as I'm aware 3x LFCs (Enable, UFF & Northpower) offer 50/20 already.

So in theory no reason why Orcon couldn't offer that product in those LFC areas.

If Chorus have a product that's inconsistent with that though, I can see why a national ISP isn't keen on offering a product that isn't available in all LFC areas.

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  Reply # 986732 13-Feb-2014 14:10 Send private message

I have had 50/20 with Snap on Chorus for a couple of months now




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  Reply # 986760 13-Feb-2014 15:05 Send private message

danielfaulknor: I have had 50/20 with Snap on Chorus for a couple of months now


I saw it mentioned on here that Snap were paying for a 100/50 for those, then limiting it to 50/20...


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  Reply # 986773 13-Feb-2014 15:08 Send private message

Orcon will only offer fibre speeds if ALL LFC's are offering the same plan.

Otherwise its too hard on the Prequal systems, Marketing etc. Just adds another layer of complication and customer confusion.

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