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  Reply # 1058055 2-Jun-2014 15:44
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randomusername: Just off the phone with slingshot again to confirm on their side that there is no availability for any type of broadband connection, they said 114 days of waiting at least, for a port.


the 114 will be based on the the average rate at which people move in and out of the area.

so the best thing to do is really annoy your neighbors so much that they move out faster and you can get their port :P

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  Reply # 1058071 2-Jun-2014 15:52
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randomusername: Just off the phone with slingshot again to confirm on their side that there is no availability for any type of broadband connection, they said 114 days of waiting at least, for a port.


the 114 will be based on the the average rate at which people move in and out of the area.
so the best thing to do is really annoy your neighbors so much that they move out faster and you can get their port :P

At his position in the line he needs to annoy 12 neighbors :P

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  Reply # 1058072 2-Jun-2014 15:53
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Drop fliers in the boxes of the neighbors saying Broadband DSL technologies cause Brain Tumors. 1/30 i would expect disconnect it thats all you need.




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  Reply # 1058074 2-Jun-2014 16:15
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if possible run cable from neighbours router to your place and share cost.

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bales: if possible run cable from neighbours router to your place and share cost.


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  Reply # 1058103 2-Jun-2014 17:00
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Have you tried to see if you can get our (Compass) WiMax service? 

We have a tower in Albany. 

http://www.compass.net.nz/at-home/broadband/wireless-broadband/coverage.html



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  Reply # 1058124 2-Jun-2014 17:58
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Thanks for the replies everyone. We may just have to share internet with one of the neighbours. Hopefully they are keen to do that.

 

Skyplonk the wireless internet looks like a good option but unfortunately it's pretty expensive for us :( Thanks for the suggestion though

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  Reply # 1058190 2-Jun-2014 20:06
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bales: if possible run cable from neighbours router to your place and share cost.


or

Check wireless signal strength from the neighbours and in the closest part of your house to theirs put in a Universal Wireless Repeater.  The Draytek DAP700 is the one we use (in our case to boost wireless coverage to an outbuilding).




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  Reply # 1058235 2-Jun-2014 20:59
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Can you get ADSL from an exchange instead of the cabinet? I know that is possible as when a cabinet was installed near my house I was still connected to the exchange. Until I phoned Orcon and asked them to move me to the cabinet. As my download speeds had dropped to about 2.5 mbit. Was originally 10mbit due to midpoint injection.

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  Reply # 1058297 3-Jun-2014 01:46
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Aredwood: Can you get ADSL from an exchange instead of the cabinet? I know that is possible as when a cabinet was installed near my house I was still connected to the exchange. Until I phoned Orcon and asked them to move me to the cabinet. As my download speeds had dropped to about 2.5 mbit. Was originally 10mbit due to midpoint injection.


That only applies to you because Orcon had their own gear in the exchange and then you area was cabinetised by Chorus which caused the midspan injection problem I highly doubt Chorus will do anything about the OP's problem until the planned upgrade 

but what gets me though is why did chorus use a ISAM with not enough capacity (ports) in the first place for every house in the coverage area of the cabinet just seems a retarded way of doing things to me  

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  Reply # 1058312 3-Jun-2014 06:28
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randomusername: Thanks for the replies everyone. We may just have to share internet with one of the neighbours. Hopefully they are keen to do that.
Skyplonk the wireless internet looks like a good option but unfortunately it's pretty expensive for us :( Thanks for the suggestion though


This response in the whole thread sums up the perception of broadband and it's actual costs in NZ.

If I were in your situation and lived in a semi rural areas and there was a option to get service through a WISP (Wireless ISP) then I would jump on it. I know of plenty of people who only have the option of satellite broadband due to no dialup or mobile coverage who then jump for joy at mobile Internet.

Infrastructure costs money to purchase, deploy and operate. Expecting 100gb plans everywhere in our fine country is unrealistic. Something that you are unwilling to pay extra for because of the decision you made to live in a more remote area.

In my view I think you have a few options and this would be the order I would take them
1) Go with any WISP you can get service with.
2) Use Mobile broadband as something is better than nothing.
3) Get to know your neighbours better and see if you can share thei broadband over a wifi link. Which will require hardware at a similar cost as the installation cost of #1
4) Wait

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  Reply # 1058335 3-Jun-2014 07:51
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randomusername: Thanks for the replies everyone. We may just have to share internet with one of the neighbours. Hopefully they are keen to do that.
Skyplonk the wireless internet looks like a good option but unfortunately it's pretty expensive for us :( Thanks for the suggestion though


This response in the whole thread sums up the perception of broadband and it's actual costs in NZ.

If I were in your situation and lived in a semi rural areas and there was a option to get service through a WISP (Wireless ISP) then I would jump on it. I know of plenty of people who only have the option of satellite broadband due to no dialup or mobile coverage who then jump for joy at mobile Internet.

Infrastructure costs money to purchase, deploy and operate. Expecting 100gb plans everywhere in our fine country is unrealistic. Something that you are unwilling to pay extra for because of the decision you made to live in a more remote area.

In my view I think you have a few options and this would be the order I would take them
1) Go with any WISP you can get service with.
2) Use Mobile broadband as something is better than nothing.
3) Get to know your neighbours better and see if you can share thei broadband over a wifi link. Which will require hardware at a similar cost as the installation cost of #1
4) Wait


He isn't rural by any standard. Just in an area in Albany that developed faster than the infrastructure.




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  Reply # 1058365 3-Jun-2014 09:21
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TimA: He isn't rural by any standard. Just in an area in Albany that developed faster than the infrastructure.


Would this area in Albany be considered Rural 8 years ago?? Since that's when the majority of cabinetsation planning work was being undertaken.

If the area developed faster than the infrastructure then it sounds like the developers and companies who did the subdivisions didn't engage with Chorus (or did, and consciously didn't want to pay the investment to get it put in).

I would personally blame the developers of the subdivision for not wanting to invest in suitable broadband than to blame Chorus for under-investment. There wouldn't be a WISP in the area if there wasn't money to be made from that option.

I've heard of situations like these a number of times, also areas down in Christchurch that a whole subdivision can only get broadband with Vodafone Cable these days due to how the developers of the subdivision only made a deal with TelstraClear in the day and didn't want to put any investment on ducting or putting copper in to allow customers to have a choice.

For me I feel the worst for folks who's only option is Satellite. As that is one very expensive and slow solution to not only install, but to use on a monthly basis.

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  Reply # 1058367 3-Jun-2014 09:27
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His cabinet is BSY/BJ and you can see in its footprint there are many houses that are units or shared houses.
That cabinet wouldnt be full though. Big 3 bay one.




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  Reply # 1058409 3-Jun-2014 10:29
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Those 3 bay omes (double bay whisper cabinet) are worse for adding more lines in as broad and pots share the same port thus requiring more space and more expense

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