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  Reply # 1265240 22-Mar-2015 18:25
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Thread bump - does the RBI announcement mean anything for places like Haast (I guess not)?

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  Reply # 1265254 22-Mar-2015 18:46
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Both RBI 2 and the mobile black spot fund are contestable funds, I think you need some community and council support to get into the game. Might pay to read the documents on MBIE's website to see the detail of the new projects.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1265338 22-Mar-2015 20:32
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Have you contacted any of the motels down there and asked them if they have any internet service?

EDIT: There must be some service down there as many of the motels offer wifi smile




 

 

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  Reply # 1265347 22-Mar-2015 20:46
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I suspect it's by satellite...and probably always will be :(

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  Reply # 1265367 22-Mar-2015 21:58
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quickymart: I suspect it's by satellite...and probably always will be :(


I went through there around 3mo ago and must say - Satellite everywhere. I don't think there is even an ASAM around there.




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  Reply # 1268608 26-Mar-2015 19:32
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No, no fixed line broadband at all, just Dialup.  No Fibre gets anywhere near Haast, from anyone.



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  Reply # 1268645 26-Mar-2015 20:33
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Dialup must be awfully frikken' slow if it's going over microwave too.

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  Reply # 1268932 27-Mar-2015 11:17
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quickymart: Dialup must be awfully frikken' slow if it's going over microwave too.

 

 

According to this PR, Haast has last mile ADSL served off a microwave link under RBI

 

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1309/S00987/south-westland-to-receive-faster-broadband.htm

 

 

 

Monday, 30 September 2013, 3:56 pm

 

Press Release: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

 


 

Media release

 

30 September 2013

 


 


 

South Westland to receive faster broadband

 


 

Four communities in South Westland are to receive faster broadband under a new agreement

 

negotiated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with broadband supplier Araneo.

 


 

The new agreement is expected to deliver significantly better telecommunications services for local
businesses, residents and tourists as well as for local schools.

 

 

Customers in Haast township, Hannahs Clearing and Neils Beach will gain access to faster copper-based
broadband, at speeds that are currently being delivered to urban users in other parts of the country.

 


 

Customers in Jackson Bay will gain access to faster wireless broadband, which will also become an option in the other three communities. With maximum download / upload speeds of 10 / 2 megabits per second (Mbps) respectively, the wireless broadband will also be faster and more reliable than the current satellite service.

 

 

This project is an extension of earlier plans under the government’s Remote Schools Broadband Initiative to provide faster wireless broadband for the local primary schools, including Haast School which is situated several kilometres away from Haast township.

 

 

The government has now agreed to invest an additional $150,000, which will be at least matched by Araneo, to support the construction of a microwave link between the local communities and the rest of the network. This additional funding has become available following the closure of several small and remote schools in the Westland region that had been scheduled to receive faster broadband under the Remote Schools Broadband Initiative

 


 

Rapid, reliable internet access will deliver significant economic, educational, health and social benefits for local communities, as well as being used by the hundreds of tourists who visit the area each year.

 



 

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The copper-based services will be delivered by ADSL2+ equipment that will be installed alongside the existing Chorus cabinets and at the Haast exchange. The wireless broadband services will be delivered from new WiFi coverage sites that will be located in each of the communities.

 

 

It is expected that installation of the new equipment will be completed by the end of March 2014. This timing will be weather dependent, as a number of new microwave links must be installed between Haast and Hokitika.

 

 

At present the broadband service in the Westland region is provided via a satellite connection

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1269320 27-Mar-2015 22:20
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Interesting, I wonder if it ever got off the ground?

 

Next question, is cellphone coverage ever expected there?

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  Reply # 1269348 27-Mar-2015 22:56
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how does eftpos work in Haast?



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  Reply # 1269374 27-Mar-2015 23:45
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Probably over the landlines. There wouldn't be much of a need for mobile, I would think.

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quickymart:
Is ADSL available? Punakaiki (a little further up the Coast) has a much smaller population yet they can get ADSL there, I think by way of Nokia equipment? (I could be wrong on that one) - so I would hope that ADSL could be supplied, as it's done by population? Or have I got it wrong and he's probably out of luck?


Be careful in small areas which only have ADSL1. Often, they may technically have ADSL but be out of ports. Sometimes copper pairs are unavailable.

There is still a digital divide in NZ.

Having said that, I live in a small settlement in the North Island (74km to the nearest city) and I have VDSL2 from a fibre fed exchange. The next settlement across is ADSL1 only and no available ports.

Lot's of times it's luck of the draw.

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wellygary:
quickymart: Dialup must be awfully frikken' slow if it's going over microwave too.

According to this PR, Haast has last mile ADSL served off a microwave link under RBI

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1309/S00987/south-westland-to-receive-faster-broadband.htm


Customers in Haast township, Hannahs Clearing and Neils Beach will gain access to faster copper-based
broadband, at speeds that are currently being delivered to urban users in other parts of the country.

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The copper-based services will be delivered by ADSL2+ equipment that will be installed alongside the existing Chorus cabinets and at the Haast exchange. The wireless broadband services will be delivered from new WiFi coverage sites that will be located in each of the communities.



Maybe it's via UCLL?  Do Araneo do UCLL???

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MichaelNZ:
quickymart:
Is ADSL available? Punakaiki (a little further up the Coast) has a much smaller population yet they can get ADSL there, I think by way of Nokia equipment? (I could be wrong on that one) - so I would hope that ADSL could be supplied, as it's done by population? Or have I got it wrong and he's probably out of luck?


Be careful in small areas which only have ADSL1. Often, they may technically have ADSL but be out of ports. Sometimes copper pairs are unavailable.

There is still a digital divide in NZ.

Having said that, I live in a small settlement in the North Island (74km to the nearest city) and I have VDSL2 from a fibre fed exchange. The next settlement across is ADSL1 only and no available ports.

Lot's of times it's luck of the draw.


This isn't a Conklin/ASAM situation.  But no fibre / ISAM to the town.



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Minor thread bump - did the TeamTealk thing ever go ahead for Haast?


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