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Topic # 143838 29-Apr-2014 10:24
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Hi Folks

I have posted before regarding slow broadband.  We are connected to one of those older style cabinets that can give a d/l speed of 5mbs early morning but evenings down to 0.5mb (6-11pm).   I have spoken to Chorus and they said there is no plans to upgrade the cabinet.

So I asked how much to upgrade the cabinet.  They gave me an approx price of 60k.  What would I get for the 60k? VDSL?   Any ideas as Chorus are quite slow on their response time.  The cabinet is about 200-300m from the house.

I also note there is a fibre cabinet 7km from the house (RBI).   Would they have to connect my cabinet to the fibre one?

The cabinet name I am connected to is GLT/E.     



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  Reply # 1033021 29-Apr-2014 10:24
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

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- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

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- If you are rural or urban

 


 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1033035 29-Apr-2014 10:35
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You would be far better off investing in a community wireless network. Won't cost any where near $60k and can be just as reliable as fixed line in most cases.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1033053 29-Apr-2014 10:42
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No point upgrading the cabinet if it only has the back haul of 2 E1 links which is 4Mbps shared over all users connected

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  Reply # 1033084 29-Apr-2014 10:58
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The GLT/E cabinet has been upgraded with an ISAM and has fibre backhaul.  Folks living within 600-900 metres from the cabinet will be able to get VDSL, those within 2000-2400 metres (approx.) can expect ADSL2.  Those further away will get ADSL1 service.

If you are on the GLT/E cabinet and seven kilometres away from the DSLAM there is little that we can do in the way of upgrading the existing site that would make any improvement.

You would have to look at funding the extension of the fibre backhaul closer to your premises and fund the installation of a new DSLAM closer to you & your neighbours.

Please PM me your address & I can confirm you are on this cabinet.

^GL



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  Reply # 1033158 29-Apr-2014 13:42
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I sent you a PM ChorusNZ




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  Reply # 1033175 29-Apr-2014 14:31
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if you are on the ISAM Cabinet, make sure your ISP has changed you from BUBA to EUBA.

They probably won't do this automatically.





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  Reply # 1033621 30-Apr-2014 08:20
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That's interesting,   Chorus tell me I am on GLT/E cabinet but the one next to my house is GLT/G.   I had a look on GIS Geek infrastructure and it says it is a fibre fed cabinet with the following details.  

CHORUS : GLT/G
TYPE:  NOKIA 480
INSTALLED :2030-01-09                      (think this date is wrong ;))

feeder
COPPER :GLT
FIBRE :CH51

Does this information mean anything?
cheers


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  Reply # 1033624 30-Apr-2014 08:31
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Who is your ISP?

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  Reply # 1033633 30-Apr-2014 08:42
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hotrok: That's interesting,   Chorus tell me I am on GLT/E cabinet but the one next to my house is GLT/G.   I had a look on GIS Geek infrastructure and it says it is a fibre fed cabinet with the following details.  

CHORUS : GLT/G
TYPE:  NOKIA 480
INSTALLED :2030-01-09                      (think this date is wrong ;))

feeder
COPPER :GLT
FIBRE :CH51

Does this information mean anything?
cheers



GLT/G had NOKIA PCM equipment to deliver POTS lines (4 x 30 Channel systems) - I dont know what BB equipment is fitted

It feeds the general area of Cliffs Rd back to and including Hadlow (to about Rapid 300), Frasers Rd (up to about 350) , Rolling Ridges (and side rds back to Bassett), Taiko Hall Rd, Taiko Rd , Limestone Valley rds.



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  Reply # 1033643 30-Apr-2014 08:54
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I am on telecom BB.

Thanks for the information InstallerUFB.  That's quite a large area of coverage.



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