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Topic # 145351 15-May-2014 18:36
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They say 90% of lines will be capable of it but what does that mean? Any possible ways to know where it would be available? Would it have some sort of speed requirement?





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  Reply # 1045722 15-May-2014 18:41
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Crystal ball broken but are you speaking about the Chorus media release? Already a thread on this very topic



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  Reply # 1045726 15-May-2014 18:47
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johnr: Crystal ball broken but are you speaking about the Chorus media release? Already a thread on this very topic


Yep sorry. Yeah the Chorus announcement. 

As if right now my max speeds being 2.3 I really can't watch HD YouTube even though I would like to. I wouldn't have a problem paying like 5-10 dollars a  month extra if this means that I'll be able to watch HD YT...





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1045728 15-May-2014 18:55
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MB/s or Mbps? how did you measure it?

I'd say you are not on UFB. IF you are on DSL then you should be getting much more than that, keep reading...

- Make sure you are using ethernet as WiFi can be congested and slow.
- Depending on your address you might be connected to a Conklin (a special type of cabine), in which case you're out of luck. If you are connected to a cabinet (not a Conklin) then you should be getting much better speeds
- If you are connected to a cabinet you should really really look at having a master filter installed and check your wiring at home (that's where most of the speed problems are)








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  Reply # 1045735 15-May-2014 19:14
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freitasm: MB/s or Mbps? how did you measure it?

I'd say you are not on UFB. IF you are on DSL then you should be getting much more than that, keep reading...

- Make sure you are using ethernet as WiFi can be congested and slow.
- Depending on your address you might be connected to a Conklin (a special type of cabine), in which case you're out of luck. If you are connected to a cabinet (not a Conklin) then you should be getting much better speeds
- If you are connected to a cabinet you should really really look at having a master filter installed and check your wiring at home (that's where most of the speed problems are)




Nah I know I'm out of luck.

DSL, 2.3Mbps on good days connected to the exchange. Live approximately 4KM away from it. Master splinter will be installed soon but according to Sbiddle my speeds should go up to 3Mbps and my suburb isn't in a UFB area either.

A better question, will being connected to an exchange be a factor in possibly getting Boost HD?





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  Reply # 1045777 15-May-2014 20:10
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The 90% probably covers everyone in the "10 Mb/s zone" on the Chorus maps. That's just a guess, but I'd imagine that that covers about 90% of broadband lines. You may be out of luck where you are :(

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  Reply # 1045780 15-May-2014 20:13
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boost HD wont do anything for you, it seems to be all about making sure the bandwith is there, for your connection rather than the connectivity between you and your cabinet/exchange. 


as with many chorus press releases, its worded in a way that can be read about 500000 different ways..




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  Reply # 1045782 15-May-2014 20:22
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Behodar: The 90% probably covers everyone in the "10 Mb/s zone" on the Chorus maps. That's just a guess, but I'd imagine that that covers about 90% of broadband lines. You may be out of luck where you are :(


I'm in a 5Mbps zone according to Chorus. So I'm screwed?





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  Reply # 1045783 15-May-2014 20:23
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Firebreaker:
Behodar: The 90% probably covers everyone in the "10 Mb/s zone" on the Chorus maps. That's just a guess, but I'd imagine that that covers about 90% of broadband lines. You may be out of luck where you are :(


I'm in a 5Mbps zone according to Chorus. So I'm screwed?


to some respects, yeah. puts you on that point wheres its "covered" but not great.


unfortunately, this is simply how the rollout was designed. 




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  Reply # 1045784 15-May-2014 20:25
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hio77: boost HD wont do anything for you, it seems to be all about making sure the bandwith is there, for your connection rather than the connectivity between you and your cabinet/exchange. 


as with many chorus press releases, its worded in a way that can be read about 500000 different ways..



That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.





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  Reply # 1045785 15-May-2014 20:27
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Firebreaker:
hio77: boost HD wont do anything for you, it seems to be all about making sure the bandwith is there, for your connection rather than the connectivity between you and your cabinet/exchange. 


as with many chorus press releases, its worded in a way that can be read about 500000 different ways..



That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.


unfortunately, it sounds like your within that unlucky 10%.


ild gladly give you my 60/10 VDSL, long as i could jump on that fiber ;)




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Firebreaker: That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.

I'm not convinced that Boost HD is an improvement over the current regulated offering; it rather appears to be a way of continuing to sell the existing level of service at the existing price point.



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  Reply # 1045789 15-May-2014 20:32
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hio77:
Firebreaker:
hio77: boost HD wont do anything for you, it seems to be all about making sure the bandwith is there, for your connection rather than the connectivity between you and your cabinet/exchange. 


as with many chorus press releases, its worded in a way that can be read about 500000 different ways..



That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.


unfortunately, it sounds like your within that unlucky 10%.


ild gladly give you my 60/10 VDSL, long as i could jump on that fiber ;)


At this stage I'll take VDSL, You don't know how desperate teenagers become without internet;)







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Behodar:
Firebreaker: That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.

I'm not convinced that Boost HD is an improvement over the current regulated offering; it rather appears to be a way of continuing to sell the existing level of service at the existing price point.


So it's useless?





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  Reply # 1045792 15-May-2014 20:34
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Firebreaker:
hio77:
Firebreaker:
hio77: boost HD wont do anything for you, it seems to be all about making sure the bandwith is there, for your connection rather than the connectivity between you and your cabinet/exchange. 


as with many chorus press releases, its worded in a way that can be read about 500000 different ways..



That's absolute bull. So instead of improving the speeds of the 10 percent that don't get optimal speeds, they would improve the capability of people that already have faster speeds? Goddamnit Chorus.


unfortunately, it sounds like your within that unlucky 10%.


ild gladly give you my 60/10 VDSL, long as i could jump on that fiber ;)


At this stage I'll take VDSL, You don't know how desperate teenagers become without internet;)


considering i used to be one, on a 3/0.7 thats progressively degraded over the years... yes, ild say i do.


fun fact, since moving out, i go through less data as im not endlessly downloading content to consume while downloading other content...  




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  Reply # 1045794 15-May-2014 20:36
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Firebreaker: So it's useless?

If you think that the current offering is useless, then yes, it's useless. Personally I'm reasonably happy with the current offering and therefore I don't think that it's useless :)

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