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  Reply # 1130391 17-Sep-2014 07:14
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Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.

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  Reply # 1130399 17-Sep-2014 07:47
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Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.



Yeah but you don't have to wait 40minutes on a motorway to get to work everyday do you? Fair trade off I think.

<3 my crappy 10Mbit dsl connection.

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  Reply # 1130402 17-Sep-2014 07:55
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Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


You don't need to pay 800+ K for a 2 bedroom house on a tiny section

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  Reply # 1130410 17-Sep-2014 08:29
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johnr:
Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


You don't need to pay 800+ K for a 2 bedroom house on a tiny section


I have a 5 bedroom house that is worth probably about 800k now, in Auckland.




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  Reply # 1130411 17-Sep-2014 08:30
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Theclaytons: Had me wanting to sign up until I saw the off peak hours and the install costs.

Only because we have got use to cheap router and micro filter deals for our fixed line. When I setup fixed line broadband for customers, it costs them $400-$500+. $200-300+ for a decent router and $200 to do the wiring and setup.





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  Reply # 1130412 17-Sep-2014 08:31
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So broadband speed is now based on the relative cost of land?

How do you explain Horoata (very small town not far from me) having ADSL2 when their cost of land is much less....

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  Reply # 1130417 17-Sep-2014 08:37
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Theclaytons: So broadband speed is now based on the relative cost of land?

How do you explain Horoata (very small town not far from me) having ADSL2 when their cost of land is much less....


It probably comes down to the best option. They are probably covered by the RBI DSL scheme, and you are covered by RBI wireless.




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  Reply # 1130454 17-Sep-2014 09:26
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Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


Well it is a good thing that you /might/ be getting RBI isn't it? Else just sign up to RBI Wireless, it works well and is your solution to faster internet.

You've also got Farmside who do off-peak plans with big data blocks.

Really, here in NZ there is plenty of options for faster internet if you're willing to pay for it - plenty of WISP's, RBI Wireless and Satellite covers the whole country so really, just either pay up, move house or quit your complaining.




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  Reply # 1130466 17-Sep-2014 09:48
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dcole13:
johnr:
Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


You don't need to pay 800+ K for a 2 bedroom house on a tiny section


I have a 5 bedroom house that is worth probably about 800k now, in Auckland.


Where abouts?

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  Reply # 1130467 17-Sep-2014 09:51
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johnr:
dcole13:
johnr:
Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


You don't need to pay 800+ K for a 2 bedroom house on a tiny section


I have a 5 bedroom house that is worth probably about 800k now, in Auckland.


Where abouts?


Whangaparaoa so not central area




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  Reply # 1130477 17-Sep-2014 10:11
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Theclaytons: Sorry, you are wrong. I cannot stream netflix between 6pm and 11pm. During peak hours I cannot load you tube videos at any rate without buffering issues, I have not tried lightbox but assume would suffer same fate.

My peak usage (6pm to 11pm) my download speeds are .5mbps megabits, not megabytes.

Not good enough and I can't do what "city slickers" can do.


Well it is a good thing that you /might/ be getting RBI isn't it? Else just sign up to RBI Wireless, it works well and is your solution to faster internet.

You've also got Farmside who do off-peak plans with big data blocks.

Really, here in NZ there is plenty of options for faster internet if you're willing to pay for it - plenty of WISP's, RBI Wireless and Satellite covers the whole country so really, just either pay up, move house or quit your complaining.


Off peak plans are not really useful for people who keep regular hours. In fact it makes me think that they offer these off peak plans as the RBI solution in place cannot handle load at peak times so they try and push the traffic to alternate hours. 

I'm not complaining at paying, I've always stated I'm happy to pay more that urban addresses for reasonable broadband (I'd be happy with 5mbps down between 6pm and 11pm) i just don't think i should have to pay triple the cost to achieve this.



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  Reply # 1130483 17-Sep-2014 10:16
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Theclaytons: So broadband speed is now based on the relative cost of land?

How do you explain Horoata (very small town not far from me) having ADSL2 when their cost of land is much less....


Easy to cover all the residents



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  Reply # 1130501 17-Sep-2014 10:46
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John, you appear to work for Vodafone, what options do we have to go through Vodafone to see if they would be interested in upgrading exchange? I imagine the uptake of Vodafone broadband in Kirwee would be large if one telco invested in the community....



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  Reply # 1130606 17-Sep-2014 12:40
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Theclaytons:
John, you appear to work for Vodafone, what options do we have to go through Vodafone to see if they would be interested in upgrading exchange? I imagine the uptake of Vodafone broadband in Kirwee would be large if one telco invested in the community....




Vodafone plc are the world's second biggest mobile operator, only after China Mobile, I really doubt they will put money into upgrading a small town for free.




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  Reply # 1130609 17-Sep-2014 12:42
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Theclaytons:
John, you appear to work for Vodafone, what options do we have to go through Vodafone to see if they would be interested in upgrading exchange? I imagine the uptake of Vodafone broadband in Kirwee would be large if one telco invested in the community....




Chorus own the exchange / hardware you are connected to, They are the ones that need to do the upgrade

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