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# 146624 23-May-2014 22:07
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Hello

About a year ago fibre was installed in our street in Taupo.

I am keen to get connected by it appears that only two RSPs offer service here ( Vibe Communications and Trustpower ).

Is there any reason why the mainstream RSPs don't offer service here ?

Thanks

Waz

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  # 1051971 23-May-2014 22:08
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Agreements not in place yet I suspect

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  # 1051991 23-May-2014 22:41
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Would be due to the ISP's not having network POP's in that area to hand over off the Chorus network.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1051994 23-May-2014 22:51
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And I guess there isn't enough demand in Taupo to justify installing a POP?

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  # 1052040 24-May-2014 07:45
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Ultimately there will be, but this requires an ISP installing backhaul and equipment into the area which costs $$$

Unlike xDSL Chorus aren't allow to provide a tail service for UFB.





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  # 1052107 24-May-2014 10:13
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Thanks for explaining that. Guess I will just have to go with one of the two suppliers or stick to adsl for a while longer

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  # 1052141 24-May-2014 11:20
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nzwaz: Thanks for explaining that. Guess I will just have to go with one of the two suppliers or stick to adsl for a while longer

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Can you get VDSL?



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  # 1052179 24-May-2014 12:35
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Currently ADSL1 at 8128kps down.  We live very close to the cabinet.  No ADSL2 or vDSL available to my knowledge.

Chorus map says UFB Fibre is available at up to 100Mbs and RBI >5Mbs to be available between July-2014 and June-2015,  so potentially a Cabinet upgrade maybe happening soon and give us a speed boost. 

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  # 1052402 24-May-2014 17:35
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If you want to join one of those two, id avoid trustpower from what i've heard/seen of them, unless things have improved.

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  # 1060515 6-Jun-2014 18:56
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I know Slingshot does UFB in Taupo.

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  # 1060529 6-Jun-2014 19:40
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Vibe are ok. They are primarily a business provider so don't expect 24/7 support



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  # 1061019 7-Jun-2014 19:07
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thanks for the replies. It's good.to know slingshot is also available. My main concern with Vibe was price.

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  # 1061021 7-Jun-2014 19:08
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nzwaz: thanks for the replies. It's good.to know slingshot is also available. My main concern with Vibe was price.

Waz


The problem is you are comparing consumer ISP's with Business grade versions. 

Sounds like slingshot would be the right choice for you.




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  # 1061032 7-Jun-2014 19:35
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networkn:
nzwaz: thanks for the replies. It's good.to know slingshot is also available. My main concern with Vibe was price.

Waz


The problem is you are comparing consumer ISP's with Business grade versions. 

Sounds like slingshot would be the right choice for you.



I agree,  Slingshot is likely to be a better fit.  I accept that for a cheaper price it's likely that I will get a lower level of service and likely to be sharing the backhaul bandwidth with a larger number of customers. 

It just seems a bit weird to me that Vibe hasn't segmented it's market like other RSP's and offer different price / services levels for different types of consumers. 

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  # 1061061 7-Jun-2014 21:08
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nzwaz:
networkn:
nzwaz: thanks for the replies. It's good.to know slingshot is also available. My main concern with Vibe was price.

Waz


The problem is you are comparing consumer ISP's with Business grade versions. 

Sounds like slingshot would be the right choice for you.



I agree,  Slingshot is likely to be a better fit.  I accept that for a cheaper price it's likely that I will get a lower level of service and likely to be sharing the backhaul bandwidth with a larger number of customers. 

It just seems a bit weird to me that Vibe hasn't segmented it's market like other RSP's and offer different price / services levels for different types of consumers. 

Waz



They are small, and to be fair I doubt they really want consumer customers. They provide my internet at home, but I wouldn't be your typical consumer from a support perspective. 

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