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Looks like they have beaten "Giggatown" to this, whole UFF network will have it as an option

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  #1063180 11-Jun-2014 09:18
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And chorus were making this hype about gigatown. Well guess what, they made giga everything!!!

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  #1063182 11-Jun-2014 09:20
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Hamilton :)

I hope Snap jumps on this offer. Also launching 200mbps plans.




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  #1063183 11-Jun-2014 09:22
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This will be a shock to consumers as they won't be able to get the speed they pay for over the WiFi they pay for too. Poor them. #firstworldproblem



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  #1063184 11-Jun-2014 09:27
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TimA: This will be a shock to consumers as they won't be able to get the speed they pay for over the WiFi they pay for too. Poor them. #firstworldproblem


Very good point and hope this is advertised too, I'm using 5ghz Wireless-AC with our HG659 and the actual network link I don't think I've seen above 800mb

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  #1063191 11-Jun-2014 09:37
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I wonder whether Chorus will match this. Current Chorus wholesale price appears to be $275, but matching it wouldn't be great for the Gigatown initiative. Hmm...

Edit: Chorus plan is 1000 both ways. Not sure what the upload speed of UFF's new one is.

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  #1063195 11-Jun-2014 09:54
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Behodar: I wonder whether Chorus will match this. Current Chorus wholesale price appears to be $275, but matching it wouldn't be great for the Gigatown initiative. Hmm...

Edit: Chorus plan is 1000 both ways. Not sure what the upload speed of UFF's new one is.


I would assume its symmetrical. But who really needs it? To ALL their network. Even if it was 100Mbp/s up you would be stylin.
Why doesnt Chorus just make their entire network 1Gbp/s each way instead of seeing what group and get the most social media response.

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  #1063203 11-Jun-2014 10:04
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Pleased to be on UFF :)

Although, I seriously doubt I'd be taking up this offer as the cost would be quite a lot I'd say. 

 
 
 
 


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  #1063204 11-Jun-2014 10:07
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I think the difference with GigaTown is the 1Gbps will be priced at around the standard entry level pricing.




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surfisup1000: Pleased to be on UFF :)

Although, I seriously doubt I'd be taking up this offer as the cost would be quite a lot I'd say. 


UFF is offering it for $65 wholesale, I'm not sure how much the ISPs charge on top as every ISP is different

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  #1063206 11-Jun-2014 10:09
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TimA:
Why doesnt Chorus just make their entire network 1Gbp/s each way instead of seeing what group and get the most social media response.


This is what's really annoyed me about their "Gigatown" promotional waste of time, I think it's pretty obvious that they'll have to deploy Gb to the rest of their network eventually - as someone who's not in a scheduled area for fibre rollout yet I wish they'd just focus on getting everyone connected.

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  #1063207 11-Jun-2014 10:10
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DjShadow:
surfisup1000: Pleased to be on UFF :)

Although, I seriously doubt I'd be taking up this offer as the cost would be quite a lot I'd say. 


UFF is offering it for $65 wholesale, I'm not sure how much the ISPs charge on top as every ISP is different


What is the wholesale price of UFF 100/50? 

Figure out the difference and could get some idea. 




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Offering Gb plans at $65 wholesale is all very well, but don't expect the retail price to be anything like that.

On top of that price, the ISP has to pay for all the backhaul, which for a Gb plan is going to be a shed load more.  Then there is the international capacity.

Whilst I'm not expecting ISPs to buy 1Gb of capacity for a 1Gb customer,  I would expect at least 8-10Mbs per customer to give a reasonably good experience on a 1Gb plan.  
Then there is all the other normal ISP overheads.

Just those things alone mean the retail price of a 1Gb plan is going to rock in somewhere around $300.  Anything less than that and it's being oversold.  It's nothing more than a 6 lane onramp leading onto a single lane motorway.  And then there is the cost of the CPE that can actually handle 1Gbps speeds properly.  

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  #1063217 11-Jun-2014 10:22
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NonprayingMantis:
And then there is the cost of the CPE that can actually handle 1Gbps speeds properly.  


Challenge accepted!



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  #1063220 11-Jun-2014 10:26
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DjShadow:
surfisup1000: Pleased to be on UFF :)

Although, I seriously doubt I'd be taking up this offer as the cost would be quite a lot I'd say. 


UFF is offering it for $65 wholesale, I'm not sure how much the ISPs charge on top as every ISP is different


Costs will be significant - the $65 will make up a small part of the retail cost of this product.

The big issue here is backhaul out of the area and dimensioning this accordingly.



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  #1063225 11-Jun-2014 10:28
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TimA:
NonprayingMantis:
And then there is the cost of the CPE that can actually handle 1Gbps speeds properly.  


Challenge accepted!




gigabit Wifi?  (not that gigabit wifi gives you gigabit speeds, but for a gigabit plan, it seems silly to be using anything less than that for wifi)

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