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  Reply # 1196347 12-Dec-2014 14:43
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It's not that Chorus should be trusted or not, they have put their shareholders first as do so many companies.  Shareholders do not come first, CUSTOMERS come first without customers shareholders have nothing but a dream. Many happy customers paying a fair price for a fair product and a well managed company will make profit that can then be returned to shareholders.

@pjamieson thanks for the PM.  I'm in discussion with others in the community who will continue this through to an acceptable end.

@coffeebaron I've still not found anyone inside or very close to the township with Wireless RBI, with Vodafone coverage patchy (as in non existant in areas) in the township something needs to improve there before people would even look at that.

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  Reply # 1196408 12-Dec-2014 16:16
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@coffeebaron I've still not found anyone inside or very close to the township with Wireless RBI, with Vodafone coverage patchy (as in non existant in areas) in the township something needs to improve there before people would even look at that.

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Coverage based off a handset has no relation to that of RBI which uses an external antenna. There's around 20dB difference in signal gain.



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  Reply # 1196414 12-Dec-2014 16:31
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20dB is huge differnce!

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  Reply # 1196446 12-Dec-2014 17:17
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After meeting a few people from the Commerce Commission Telco team at an event a few weeks ago I'm of the belief that they severely lack the technical knowledge that should be required of people in that space who are ultimately responsible for regulated broadband in NZ.


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  Reply # 1196470 12-Dec-2014 17:55
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sbiddle: After meeting a few people from the Commerce Commission Telco team at an event a few weeks ago I'm of the belief that they severely lack the technical knowledge that should be required of people in that space who are ultimately responsible for regulated broadband in NZ.



Thats a pretty disappointing comment to hear really.. 




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  Reply # 1196471 12-Dec-2014 17:56
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sbiddle: After meeting a few people from the Commerce Commission Telco team at an event a few weeks ago I'm of the belief that they severely lack the technical knowledge that should be required of people in that space who are ultimately responsible for regulated broadband in NZ.



Can you remind us all as to why broadband is regulated at all in NZ? Is it simply govt policy?




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  Reply # 1196664 12-Dec-2014 23:30
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sbiddle: After meeting a few people from the Commerce Commission Telco team at an event a few weeks ago I'm of the belief that they severely lack the technical knowledge that should be required of people in that space who are ultimately responsible for regulated broadband in NZ.


Can you remind us all as to why broadband is regulated at all in NZ? Is it simply govt policy?


To ensure that any money given to Chorus (or some other outfit) has the necessary strings attached to ensure that the tax payer receives value for money. IMHO at this point it would be better value for money to put up more towers, deploying LTE and reducing prices for RBI than running new copper lines out to far flung locations.




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  Reply # 1198230 16-Dec-2014 08:10
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One of my speedtests on my 100GB RBI plan. Not bad for an "up to 5Mbps" connection :)
http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html 






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  Reply # 1198415 16-Dec-2014 13:11
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coffeebaron: One of my speedtests on my 100GB RBI plan. Not bad for an "up to 5Mbps" connection :)
http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html 





That aint too bad, making use of the offpeak too?




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  Reply # 1308112 20-May-2015 07:03
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Looks like some good news: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=49&topicid=173331

Outram is getting an upgrade!





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  Reply # 1308133 20-May-2015 08:22
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Yea!



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  Reply # 1308139 20-May-2015 08:32
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Yes, an absolutely fabulous result, I'm sure this forum and the petition were discussion topics and I think Chorus has done the right thing.

The petition, submission to the Commerce Committee, response from Hon Amy Adams and supplementary submission were all well worth while.

Many neigh sayers here will beg to differ...

Thank you all.

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  Reply # 1709880 26-Jan-2017 10:43
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And an even better result for the good people of Outram. Outram is getting fibre as part of UFB2

 

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/technology-communications/fast-broadband/documents-image-library/images/UFB2-South-Island.jpg

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1709882 26-Jan-2017 10:46
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And an even better result for the good people of Outram. Outram is getting fibre as part of UFB2

 

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/technology-communications/fast-broadband/documents-image-library/images/UFB2-South-Island.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we go again cool

 

Congrats though, This is the first case i have ever seen where a petition worked.
Either that or it was just a planned upgrade. Its been a year or two since this started up :).





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  Reply # 1710256 26-Jan-2017 19:42
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Clears throat, takes a bow, thank you, thank you and thank you...

 

Was more than the petition I done, the community really wanted to be part of the UFB2 rollout and came up with some great ideas and put together a super plan to show what can be done.

 

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