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Topic # 148780 30-Jun-2014 21:53
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Firstly, I realise there are already a few threads regarding the new fibre plans Chorus has proposed (http://www.chorus.co.nz/chorus-accelerate-delivers-step-change-to-new-zealand-s-broadband-capability), however at the bottom of the page it states;

The company is set to launch the new fibre products on 1 July 2014


Does this mean Chorus will be offering these from tomorrow in parallel to current fibre plans, or will Chorus be switching the old plans to these new plans?

I'd have thought if people were getting switched over tomorrow that everyone would be aware of it. Which brings me to my next point. I haven't seen too much of a response from ISPs with their retail offerings in response to these new plans, which I thought was odd.

Anyone know more about this?

-A.

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  Reply # 1077405 30-Jun-2014 22:02
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Chorus is a wholesale provider what are you expecting to change tomorrow?

All of a sudden retail plans are changed over night?



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  Reply # 1077410 30-Jun-2014 22:05
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johnr: Chorus is a wholesale provider

I realise that.

what are you expecting to change tomorrow?

All of a sudden retail plans are changed over night?


If these new plans have been in the works and publicly known about for over 6 months, then having some of the smaller, more responsive ISPs have new plan offerings from day one wouldn't surprise me.

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  Reply # 1077412 30-Jun-2014 22:11
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Be surprised if the RSP market reacts to this within the next 2-4 months.




 


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  Reply # 1077419 30-Jun-2014 22:17
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TimA: Be surprised if the RSP market reacts to this within the next 2-4 months.


I don't know what Rising Sun Pictures have to do with broadband...

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  Reply # 1077422 30-Jun-2014 22:19
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Splammle:
TimA: Be surprised if the RSP market reacts to this within the next 2-4 months.


I don't know what Rising Sun Pictures have to do with broadband...




Ummm That would be Retail Service Provider .....




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  Reply # 1077423 30-Jun-2014 22:19
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Splammle:
TimA: Be surprised if the RSP market reacts to this within the next 2-4 months.


I don't know what Rising Sun Pictures have to do with broadband...


Retail service provider.





 




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  Reply # 1077444 30-Jun-2014 22:52
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I guess his sarcasm didn't translate well...

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  Reply # 1077462 30-Jun-2014 23:17
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Hmmm. So the current 30/10 plan costs the RSP $37.50 (per month) increasing to $42.50 by 2019.
The new low plan will be 100/20 at $40 increasing at $1 pa. till 2020.

I guess my dream of a free upgrade won't happen, but I would happily pay another $5 for a bandwidth boost.

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  Reply # 1077702 1-Jul-2014 11:19
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AidanS: I guess his sarcasm didn't translate well...



Not really. 8 posts never seen before. Didn't expect sarcasm.




 


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  Reply # 1078602 2-Jul-2014 13:25
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johnr: Chorus is a wholesale provider what are you expecting to change tomorrow?

All of a sudden retail plans are changed over night?


Did you mean to say that Vodafone would never act as fast as this?

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  Reply # 1078604 2-Jul-2014 13:42
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What I want to know is why my internet costs are going to increase over the next 10 years. (Assuming the ISPs won't swallow the costs. Considering current margins, I'd guess not.) I thought internet prices were supposed to go down... I guess current price points are below actual cost, funded by the government?

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  Reply # 1078697 2-Jul-2014 15:22
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ripdog: What I want to know is why my internet costs are going to increase over the next 10 years. (Assuming the ISPs won't swallow the costs. Considering current margins, I'd guess not.) I thought internet prices were supposed to go down... I guess current price points are below actual cost, funded by the government?


They have to pay for this UFB network some how! Also, $1pa.... is it really an issue? 

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  Reply # 1078768 2-Jul-2014 16:56
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chevrolux:
ripdog: What I want to know is why my internet costs are going to increase over the next 10 years. (Assuming the ISPs won't swallow the costs. Considering current margins, I'd guess not.) I thought internet prices were supposed to go down... I guess current price points are below actual cost, funded by the government?


They have to pay for this UFB network some how! Also, $1pa.... is it really an issue? 


HAHA well there was a thread recently where a guy complained of 2D stealing his money. I think the amounts were similar.

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  Reply # 1078777 2-Jul-2014 17:11
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ripdog: What I want to know is why my internet costs are going to increase over the next 10 years. (Assuming the ISPs won't swallow the costs. Considering current margins, I'd guess not.) I thought internet prices were supposed to go down... I guess current price points are below actual cost, funded by the government?


Why would you think internet prices were going to go down?

Also, $1 per year increase is pretty close to a simple inflationary increase ($1 on $40 is 2.5%)



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  Reply # 1078779 2-Jul-2014 17:13
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Why would you think internet prices were going to go down?


Maybe he was hoping the internet party would take parliament and give everyone half price internet...? ;).

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