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Topic # 152323 23-Sep-2014 18:36
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Looks like all that chorus' gigatown kafuffle has been beaten by Primo and UFF in Taranaki
They launched today a gigabit plan with 500gb for $149

Im so jelly right now :-(

http://www.primowireless.co.nz/index.php/products/rural/residential-ultra-fast-fibre-best




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  Reply # 1134783 23-Sep-2014 18:42
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IMHO, having a datacap somewhat defeats the purpose of such speeds. Not to mention the deal will only last for 3 years before Chorus charge full price for a gigabit service. Though I still wish I could get it.

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  Reply # 1134784 23-Sep-2014 18:45
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20mbit upload. LOL




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  Reply # 1134787 23-Sep-2014 18:47
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l43a2: 20mbit upload. LOL


What a joke, I thought it was supposed to be a symmetrical line?



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  Reply # 1134788 23-Sep-2014 18:49
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AidanS: IMHO, having a datacap somewhat defeats the purpose of such speeds. Not to mention the deal will only last for 3 years before Chorus charge full price for a gigabit service. Though I still wish I could get it.


From what I gather, UFF only charge the ISP $10 more for gigabit down vs 100 down
I havent followed the chorus gigabit pricing.




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  Reply # 1134792 23-Sep-2014 18:51
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AidanS: IMHO, having a datacap somewhat defeats the purpose of such speeds. Not to mention the deal will only last for 3 years before Chorus charge full price for a gigabit service. Though I still wish I could get it.


From what I gather, UFF only charge the ISP $10 more for gigabit down vs 100 down
I havent followed the chorus gigabit pricing.


Yea that sounds about right from what I've heard too. I guess having uncapped Gigabit _could_ place a large cost on ISPs for those users that max out their lines more and accumulate large data usage.

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  Reply # 1134794 23-Sep-2014 18:55
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It's good of Primo to launch a decent range on plans at launch - Will be interesting to see what router they supply for the connections to be able to handle the speed.

The 50GB plan at $1 per GB overage is going to be a bit expensive if someone decides to go crazy (or even with 20Mbps upload accidentally leaves a torrent seeding)




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  Reply # 1134803 23-Sep-2014 19:01
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"gigatown" was one of only two words filtered in my Twitter feed. Couldn't stand the spam.





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  Reply # 1134826 23-Sep-2014 19:11
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AidanS:
l43a2: 20mbit upload. LOL


What a joke, I thought it was supposed to be a symmetrical line?


GPON isn't symmetrical so why make the plans symmetrical?





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  Reply # 1134840 23-Sep-2014 19:12
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sbiddle:
AidanS:
l43a2: 20mbit upload. LOL


What a joke, I thought it was supposed to be a symmetrical line?


GPON isn't symmetrical so why make the plans symmetrical?

Okay I concede that point but surely a 1000:20 ratio is a tad ridiculous?

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  Reply # 1134847 23-Sep-2014 19:17
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There's no reason for it not to be 1000/500. I have no idea what UFF are thinking. Upload speeds are more and more important these days.

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ripdog: There's no reason for it not to be 1000/500. I have no idea what UFF are thinking. Upload speeds are more and more important these days.


Exactly, even a 1000:100 ratio would be more practical. Having 1000:20 really brings out the marketing behind the project over the actual practical uses.

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  Reply # 1134850 23-Sep-2014 19:19
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You can't max your line speed, Due to the TCP overhead on the upstream will be like 60Mb/s




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TimA: You can't max your line speed, Due to the TCP overhead on the upstream will be like 60Mb/s


Er, what? They are only providing 20Mb/s. And you would easily be able to max that to a local server. And if you're talking about the 500Mb/s possibility, then you'd be able to use a lot more then 60Mb/s... probably not 500 to a single server, no, but it's all about capacity. More people doing more things at once, etc...

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  Reply # 1134871 23-Sep-2014 19:33
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AidanS:
sbiddle:
AidanS:
l43a2: 20mbit upload. LOL


What a joke, I thought it was supposed to be a symmetrical line?


GPON isn't symmetrical so why make the plans symmetrical?

Okay I concede that point but surely a 1000:20 ratio is a tad ridiculous?


Very much so.

I actually think the price is way too low for the service. It's fine now when there is no uptake and no way that 1 Gbps user will be able to sustain any significant increase in throughput to a 100Mbps user, but as we move forward a few years I can see prices going up, not down as issues such as congestion on handover links mean fixed costs simply increase.



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  Reply # 1134875 23-Sep-2014 19:34
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Hey guys,

Happy to answer any reasonable questions, the routers we are using are either Mikrotik or Zyxel depending on Business or Residential.

 

Mikrotik are a great managed device for our business customers, this way we can provide a better end user experience by managing their business router for them.

Zyxel have been proven in our testing, they offer all the features we needed and at a good price point, our residential users can enjoy four gigabit ports, AC wireless, two built in VoIP lines, and VDSL and 3G backup.

 

Cheers,

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