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Topic # 150460 23-Jul-2014 19:10
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http://www.inspire.net.nz/about/newsletters/2014-07-17.html

 

UFB Speed Changes

 

Chorus have recently announced new UFB products that are available to us (UFB is the name of the new fibre network being laid around 75% of the country). The original entry level product we had in Chorus areas for UFB (currently Palmerston North, Feilding, Levin, Wellington, Blenheim and shortly Masterton) was 50Mbit download and 10Mbit upload and we are replacing this with the new 100Mbit download and 20Mbit upload plan for the same monthly price. Customers who are on our current 50/10Mbit product will be seamlessly migrated over the next few weeks to this new plan.

 

Additionally in Chorus areas, our larger residential product was 100Mbit download, 50Mbit upload and we are currently testing a 200Mbit download, 100Mbit upload plan. As soon as we are finished testing and are happy with the new product, customers on this plan will be seamlessly migrated to the faster plan too. We expect to complete this testing before the end of July and start customer migration the first week of August.

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  Reply # 1094449 23-Jul-2014 19:21
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They've been available since the 1st July along with 200/200 and 1Gbps plans for business.




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  Reply # 1094473 23-Jul-2014 19:57

That's really amazing and exciting.  Chorus said that the default entry level speed would become 100/20 but I didn't anticipate that an ISP would take the fastest 100/50 speed and morph that into 200/100 at no extra cost.  That really is a step change as Chorus predicted when it announced the new speeds in May.  Nice one, Stu. 

 
 
 
 


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I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.





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jimbob79: I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.


I'm even more interested to see what Slingshot come out with... the router that they're currently supplying has 100Mb ports. foot-in-mouth




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jimbob79: I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.


I'm even more interested to see what Slingshot come out with... the router that they're currently supplying has 100Mb ports. foot-in-mouth


I'm even, even more interested in what use I would have with a 200/100 connection, let alone a 100/20 connection.  Aren't such speeds a little pointless in our part of the world?

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Depends exactly what you're doing. If you're a multisite company they open up an entirely new world where real time collaboration becomes possible... It's not just about getting ISOs faster!





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Satch:
Detruire:
jimbob79: I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.


I'm even more interested to see what Slingshot come out with... the router that they're currently supplying has 100Mb ports. foot-in-mouth


I'm even, even more interested in what use I would have with a 200/100 connection, let alone a 100/20 connection.  Aren't such speeds a little pointless in our part of the world?
no. Plenty of content is hosted by mirrors at your ISP.

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Satch: I'm even, even more interested in what use I would have with a 200/100 connection, let alone a 100/20 connection.  Aren't such speeds a little pointless in our part of the world?


The extra 50Mb/s upload is probably more interesting to me than the increase from 100Mb/s to 200Mb/s (even though there's not much that I do that makes use of it.)




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Satch: 
I'm even, even more interested in what use I would have with a 200/100 connection, let alone a 100/20 connection.  Aren't such speeds a little pointless in our part of the world?


Online backups to a NAS sitting at a friend's house.

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jimbob79: I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.


Their(Actrix) site prices look a bit messed up right now, some of the 100/50 plans are more expensive than the 200/100. It's refreshing to see Actrix competitive again and without the restrictions they used to have for home plans(daily data caps, 2 hour free data slot etc).

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jimbob79: I see that Actrix have revised there prices 200/100 for 100 GB for $135 and I do believe they are re-revising them again at the end of next week. Interesting what snap is going to come up with.


Their(Actrix) site prices look a bit messed up right now, some of the 100/50 plans are more expensive than the 200/100. It's refreshing to see Actrix competitive again and without the restrictions they used to have for home plans(daily data caps, 2 hour free data slot etc).


Oh yeah, I see what you mean. But I was told today that the 200/100 plans where relatively new (2 weeks) and that they are altering the rest either possibly this Friday or by next Friday.






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  Reply # 1095099 24-Jul-2014 17:45
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sbiddle: They've been available since the 1st July along with 200/200 and 1Gbps plans for business.





So all ISP/RSP's can now order these plans?


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sbiddle: They've been available since the 1st July along with 200/200 and 1Gbps plans for business.





So all ISP/RSP's can now order these plans?



bet they are chopping at the bit to get higher bandwith plans out there ;)




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sbiddle: They've been available since the 1st July along with 200/200 and 1Gbps plans for business.





So all ISP/RSP's can now order these plans?



Yes. There are some significant changes however, particularly with the queueing, so most are clearly going to want a testing period.


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sbiddle:
networkn:
sbiddle: They've been available since the 1st July along with 200/200 and 1Gbps plans for business.





So all ISP/RSP's can now order these plans?



Yes. There are some significant changes however, particularly with the queueing, so most are clearly going to want a testing period.


Can you elaborate on the technical details or post a link?

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