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Topic # 151134 14-Aug-2014 23:36
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A friend of mine is moving to Kinloch, just out of Taupo for family reasons. She will be working from home (mostly using Citrix). Her husband also streams videos occasionally on Youtube. They currently have VDSL.
I've looked at the Chorus map and it seems the best they can do there ADSL-wise is 5 MB/s (if I'm not going colourblind). Is that the best option available? They would use several gigabytes of data a month, so Mobile Broadband probably isn't suitable - not for sharing anyway.
Are there any upgrades planned for Kinloch, or is this location in a similar situation to Outram?

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  Reply # 1108800 15-Aug-2014 08:45
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I'd be surprised if there is much planned in the way of upgrades, as far as I know it's an RBI Wireless zone, so in theory that's the solution if the ADSL 1 option doesn't suit you.




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  Reply # 1108818 15-Aug-2014 09:05
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Conklin area it sounds like

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  Reply # 1108822 15-Aug-2014 09:17
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quickymart: They would use several gigabytes of data a month, so Mobile Broadband probably isn't suitable - not for sharing anyway.


How many is "several"?

It looks like there is wireless RBI, so you can do 15GB a month for $90 (30GB for $110) with VF..

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  Reply # 1108829 15-Aug-2014 09:27
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Feel free to email / PM me physical the address. I do RBI installs, or can check what fixed line will be like etc.

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  Reply # 1108838 15-Aug-2014 09:42
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The Majority of Kinloch is covered by a single ASAM (see below) with no plans of an upgrade in sight from what I can see.



You'll probably be fine on DSL until the summer period where every man and his dog get into Kinloch.
If reliable speed is your main concern and not so much lots of data I would go for RBI as Kinloch is fully covered (See Below)








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  Reply # 1109221 15-Aug-2014 18:47
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Thanks all for the suggestions. Coffeebaron, I've sent you a PM.

I was hoping they might be able to get fibre, but looks like they're right out of luck. Strangely enough, Kuratau (on the other side of the lake with very few people) can get VDSL.

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  Reply # 1113085 21-Aug-2014 19:11
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quickymart: Thanks all for the suggestions. Coffeebaron, I've sent you a PM.

I was hoping they might be able to get fibre, but looks like they're right out of luck. Strangely enough, Kuratau (on the other side of the lake with very few people) can get VDSL.


thats probably because there is a school near by.

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  Reply # 1113379 22-Aug-2014 11:11
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You may also want to check out the local taupo wireless ISP that should be able to do a better deal than RBI
http://reap.net.nz/Broadband/




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  Reply # 1166839 2-Nov-2014 11:59
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Final update on this:

After moving to Kinloch and finding the ADSL unreliable (sometimes fine, sometimes slow as hell), my friend opted for wireless RBI based on the recommendations in this thread. Vodafone came out and tested the signal at her place and it was excellent, so she got it installed on the spot. She is now very happy smile

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quickymart: Final update on this:

After moving to Kinloch and finding the ADSL unreliable (sometimes fine, sometimes slow as hell), my friend opted for wireless RBI based on the recommendations in this thread. Vodafone came out and tested the signal at her place and it was excellent, so she got it installed on the spot. She is now very happy smile


If only this person living in a small outskirt town of Dunedin would do the same :)






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  Reply # 1166875 2-Nov-2014 13:54
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No, he doesn't want to pay for it. The answer is right there, he's just being stubborn (IMO). Luckily my friend listened to me rather than starting a pointless petition.

Which reminds me...any update from that bloke in Kirwee?

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