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  Reply # 1124830 9-Sep-2014 10:16
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Not to fear everyone, Kim Dot Com has the master plan to half our internet costs and increase everyone's profits at the same time. Party vote Kim Dot Com!





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  Reply # 1124861 9-Sep-2014 11:00
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The guy that came to switch our broadband over between buildings in New Lynn was awesome!  It helped that I understood what was going on (there were many problems)

We were rolling on the floor cracking jokes about how crappy and messy the wiring was in our building and how there was water pouring out of a terminal on an outside wall that served 50 odd connections for the other buildings in the area.

I have spoken with techs at exchanges that were quite unhappy...Most of them calling because they were confused how the equipment worked, haha!

I don't think Kim Dotcom can be taken seriously with his promises...I don't think anything will happen until his name has been cleared anyway.





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  Reply # 1124879 9-Sep-2014 11:10
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*In Kim accent*

We will do this and will make more money for the government to stop spying on the citizens. Chorus have a monolpy you know, This is assisting the Government with spying. We need to stop USA ties to nz so the people of nz are not spied on. Internet privacy is important, look at Jennifer Lawrence, If it wasn't for the GCSB she wouldnt have been spied on.

Yeah, i dislike him greatly.




 


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  Reply # 1125453 10-Sep-2014 03:27
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I don't want to sound like a cheerleader but aren't we cutting our nose off to spite our face by getting on this chorus bashing bandwagon? It reminds me of people who come into a fastfood store and order but never question why the food is suddenly cheaper - if you want a cheaper product then it comes with a price, corners cut and ways of reducing the cost of the inputs. Do the public really believe that there are no consequences of the downward pressure on the price being charged? that no corners will be cut and service level won't drop? maybe the better question that should be asked is whether Chorus should be nationalised? Good infrastructure costs money - it can't be done on the cheap without the consequence of dodgy reliability and installers who are overworked and underpaid given that they're not employees but contractors who are running their own 'mini-business'.




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  Reply # 1125548 10-Sep-2014 08:31
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People keep forgetting why Chorus is being bashed.

Because there is no competition for twisted pair lines, they must be regulated and the regulated offerings must be similarly in line with the rest of the world.

Chorus have been doing everything in their power to avoid this, despite it being agreed and known about much earlier.

Furthermore Chorus / Telecom only ever performed network upgrades when forced / heavily pushed by the government.




Personally I think the issue lies with management. The CEO looks to be a floundering fool.


Rather than fighting an established fair system...
-Expand / upgrade network areas in rural / new subdivisions to obtain market share there.
-Compete with LFCs in other regions by offering competitive and cheaper DSL options (new standards, vectoring, dual lines etc).
-Re-purpose ISAMs (in chorus UFB areas) to rural areas to deter users switching to Vodafone RBI.
-Look into the wireless market (maybe antennas on roadside cabinets or something).



I’m sure people are seeing the picture here.

Chorus needs to innovate to earn more money, not fight the com com which is only trying to keep prices fair.




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  Reply # 1125552 10-Sep-2014 08:35
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Because there is no competition for twisted pair lines, they must be regulated and the regulated offerings must be similarly in line with the rest of the world.


Vodafone UCLL, Slingshot UCLL, Telstra UCLL?
Competition you say?
I am glad there isnt 200 different providers per island. Makes things easier.

-Re-purpose ISAMs (in chorus UFB areas) to rural areas to deter users switching to Vodafone RBI.

The amount of money to put in just the back haul for one of these could build cell towers that enable a larger area with good speeds. Your plan and idea is flawed.

-Look into the wireless market (maybe antennas on roadside cabinets or something).

RBI already exists, No point overlapping networks with possibly government funding making its double spending.
Sorry to pick your post apart but it makes no sense.




 


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  Reply # 1125912 10-Sep-2014 16:32
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TimA:
khull: Have yet to come across a Chorus contractor who actually enjoys his job. The ones that turn up are foul mouthed and so jaded about their role, their employers and life in general it makes you wonder why they even turn up on a Monday


Reggie in Takapuna/Devonport exchange area is great. Likes his job.


How do you remember his name? Or do you break stuff a lot and always get him lol




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  Reply # 1125933 10-Sep-2014 16:56
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dcole13:
TimA:
khull: Have yet to come across a Chorus contractor who actually enjoys his job. The ones that turn up are foul mouthed and so jaded about their role, their employers and life in general it makes you wonder why they even turn up on a Monday


Reggie in Takapuna/Devonport exchange area is great. Likes his job.


How do you remember his name? Or do you break stuff a lot and always get him lol


Tim badgered the poor tech for long enough that the name stuck i suppose!




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  Reply # 1126150 10-Sep-2014 21:53
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coffeebaron: Not to fear everyone, Kim Dot Com has the master plan to half our internet costs and increase everyone's profits at the same time. Party vote Kim Dot Com!



Kim and Hone Halfwit have a Plan!




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