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Topic # 150624 28-Jul-2014 19:15
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So UFF who deployed fibre here in Hamilton recently announced making a 1Gbps residential service to retail service providers at a wholesale price of $65 p/m fixed until 2020.

Can anyone report if there are any trials underway using this infrastructure? Also, any ideas what $65 wholesale is likely to translate to for end user residential customers?

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  Reply # 1097461 28-Jul-2014 20:47
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My pick is somewhere in the vicinity of $400-$500 per month for a 1Gbps plan. Maybe a bit less than that if you're looking at a low cost ISP who wants to deliver an average service offering.



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  Reply # 1097474 28-Jul-2014 20:58
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100mbit for most people is too much. If you were on 1gbit I bet we'll see you back complaining that you're not getting that over WiFi.




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  Reply # 1097475 28-Jul-2014 21:00
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My parents can't wait for this as they use average 600 - 800MB per month over a 40Mbp/s VDSL connection

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  Reply # 1097483 28-Jul-2014 21:15
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It's also worth noting that 1Gbps/1Gbps is also available to any ISP on the Chorus network for $275 per month.


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  Reply # 1097488 28-Jul-2014 21:19
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michaelmurfy: 100mbit for most people is too much. If you were on 1gbit I bet we'll see you back complaining that you're not getting that over WiFi.


AC helps, though I think a another bottleneck would be the router's switching capacity. 1Gbps is nice to have but not required though I still think building a fibre network with 1Gbps for each end point is a good way of building a future proof network that'll last a good 10 - 20 years before an upgrade is necessary. IMO everyone should be getting at least 30 down so that there is more uptake of high bandwidth services which is where I hope fibre will go once they mandate a shutdown of the copper network after all the fibre has been laid.




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  Reply # 1097491 28-Jul-2014 21:23
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I will be getting it as soon as it is available. Will make my cloud backups and linux iso's fly.




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  Reply # 1097494 28-Jul-2014 21:26
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I've been hoping Snap would say that they definitely want me as a triallist and would love to give me gigabit fibre at the same price as we're currently paying!
Now to go back to holding my breath.

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  Reply # 1097498 28-Jul-2014 21:32
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I wish fibre of ANY sort was on the cards where I live now, or even where I'm moving to, that has VDSL which will be bliss anyway :)

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  Reply # 1097518 28-Jul-2014 22:19
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PhantomNVD: I wish fibre of ANY sort was on the cards where I live now, or even where I'm moving to, that has VDSL which will be bliss anyway :)


ill wait for the, too far from the cabinet problem ;)


ild personally love to go 1gbit.. while i dont use alot of data, i use it in bursts...

given the price however, ild say  ild go with a 200mbit plan...




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  Reply # 1097580 29-Jul-2014 00:50
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JEDENZED: So UFF who deployed fibre here in Hamilton recently announced making a 1GB residential service to retail service providers at a wholesale price of $65 p/m fixed until 2020.

Can anyone report if there are any trials underway using this infrastructure? Also, any ideas what $65 wholesale is likely to translate to for end user residential customers?


Ask Full Flavour. I think they announced that they are intending to offer 1GB connections on the UFF network.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=159&topicid=147339

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  Reply # 1097637 29-Jul-2014 08:27
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Aredwood:
JEDENZED: So UFF who deployed fibre here in Hamilton recently announced making a 1GB residential service to retail service providers at a wholesale price of $65 p/m fixed until 2020.

Can anyone report if there are any trials underway using this infrastructure? Also, any ideas what $65 wholesale is likely to translate to for end user residential customers?


Ask Full Flavour. I think they announced that they are intending to offer 1GB connections on the UFF network.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=159&topicid=147339

'Inactive user'. Banned?

Also, saying offhand on a forum that you are planning on launching it is quite different from actually doing it.

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  Reply # 1097672 29-Jul-2014 09:13
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I've changed the topic/text in the OP to avoid confusion.

Folks 1GB = 1GIGABYTE. 1Gbps is 1 gigabit per second. Don't confuse units of measurement.







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michaelmurfy: 100mbit for most people is too much. If you were on 1gbit I bet we'll see you back complaining that you're not getting that over WiFi.


In the famous words of Mrs Brown - "That's nice..."

Did my tone somehow convey complaint? I was asking a simple question seeking input about possible 1Gbps retailers, not a trolling smart arse "I know your type so well" response...

To everyone else, thanks for the messages and apologies for causing the GB/Gbps confusion. Turns out a local RSP is keen for me to run a trial with him in the coming month or two, will keep you posted!

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  Reply # 1100291 1-Aug-2014 20:12
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JEDENZED: So UFF who deployed fibre here in Hamilton recently announced making a 1Gbps residential service to retail service providers at a wholesale price of $65 p/m fixed until 2020.

Can anyone report if there are any trials underway using this infrastructure? Also, any ideas what $65 wholesale is likely to translate to for end user residential customers?
That's cheap! is that for unlimited? 

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