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  Reply # 1126066 10-Sep-2014 20:06
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75k 2ez, if the people want faster Internet they are going to have to pay to be upgraded or to move.

Esit: 3,486 people as of 2013 according to Selwyn Council, so about $25 each person




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  Reply # 1126086 10-Sep-2014 20:15
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Mind you though, that won't translate into 3 486 people who are able to pay - some of that number will be children/babies with no income.

Personally, I'm still a bit surprised a town with a population that size hasn't been upgraded to (at least) VDSL. Outram and Kinloch, I can understand, but Kirwee, with that size population? Odd. What happened to the idea of all towns with 500+ lines being upgraded to VDSL capability? Surely this would fit into that category?

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  Reply # 1126225 11-Sep-2014 07:32
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Has anyone considered compass wireless? There coverage seems to stop just short of kirwee, but in reality you maybe able to get it there, and their prices seem to be reasonable http://www.compass.net.nz/at-home/broadband/wireless-broadband.html . If the issue is really that it might be worth a try, I have never had this service so cant vouch for what it is like btw

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  Reply # 1126226 11-Sep-2014 07:37
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Quicky, They generally have low upgrade costs so they just do it.
The little ones everyone thinks is  waste generally are sitting on the regulated limit. Kirwee is quite usable still so not too bad on the "Congestometer"




 




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  Reply # 1126298 11-Sep-2014 09:12
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Shoes2468: Has anyone considered compass wireless? There coverage seems to stop just short of kirwee, but in reality you maybe able to get it there, and their prices seem to be reasonable http://www.compass.net.nz/at-home/broadband/wireless-broadband.html . If the issue is really that it might be worth a try, I have never had this service so cant vouch for what it is like btw


I've been in contact with these guys:

http://www.netspeed.net.nz/

Ideally RBI would have increased data caps beyond the current 30Gb, say 50gb or 80gb would be plenty  (for me) and I'd jump to this. Once 4G is here (in rural Canterbury)  later this year or early next then 30Gb will be gone in a matter of days....



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  Reply # 1126301 11-Sep-2014 09:18
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On RBI at your place i would suggest 15-20Mb/s down and 5Mb/s up
Its like under $120 for 50GB so not bad..




 




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  Reply # 1126303 11-Sep-2014 09:20
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Well, well, well....

This just in from Chorus:

If National is re-elected they have said there will be an “RBI 3”, and Kirwee is likely to be part of RBI 3.  Within Chorus Kirwee  is sitting within the top 10 areas to be upgraded, when/if budget is available.

Presume timelines for this are years and not months, but light at the end of a very long slow tunnel....perhaps....

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  Reply # 1126305 11-Sep-2014 09:22
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Well, It appears i am not voting Nation.. Damn, I quite liek them :)


Jokes... I love National, Ill vote them. Make sure your town does so they vote them too!




 


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  Reply # 1126307 11-Sep-2014 09:31
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Or these guys if you want some higher data caps: http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html 





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  Reply # 1126335 11-Sep-2014 10:02
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What is the 75k quote for? What will it be upgraded to? Also, yay national!




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  Reply # 1126343 11-Sep-2014 10:15
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75k gets you:

The upgrade would require swapping out equipment at the exchange (ASAM for ISAM – ADSL1 to ADSL2) and installing a DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing – puts data from different sources together on a fibre).  The estimated cost for this would be around $65k-$75k.

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  Reply # 1126348 11-Sep-2014 10:19
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Theclaytons: 75k gets you:

The upgrade would require swapping out equipment at the exchange (ASAM for ISAM – ADSL1 to ADSL2) and installing a DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing – puts data from different sources together on a fibre).  The estimated cost for this would be around $65k-$75k.


Does this include VDSL2? if it does that's pretty good.




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  Reply # 1126351 11-Sep-2014 10:20
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dcole13:
Theclaytons: 75k gets you:

The upgrade would require swapping out equipment at the exchange (ASAM for ISAM – ADSL1 to ADSL2) and installing a DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing – puts data from different sources together on a fibre).  The estimated cost for this would be around $65k-$75k.


Does this include VDSL2? if it does that's pretty good.


probably not aye.




 




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  Reply # 1126460 11-Sep-2014 12:31
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nope :(

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  Reply # 1126462 11-Sep-2014 12:35
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Theclaytons: nope :(


ADSL2+ is better than nothing!




 


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