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Topic # 165813 21-Feb-2015 14:26
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Will have to contact someone in a few months regarding ultrafast.  Got a letter in post that next week they will install ultrafast in our street and after 3 months of testing will have option of connecting.  This is with UltraFast Fiber not chorus.  Our street at present is ADSL 2 only.   Cousin of mine street over in different suburb refused to take up ultrafast as their only option was Trustpower at 30Mbs down/10Mbs up for private. The faster option only for business.  As they are vdsl she said wasnt worth it.

I dont know what our options will be or even if I could connect as we are shared driveway / right of way and neighbour said no way.  Also I may be blind but havent found if our gear would be compatible as have a St John Medic alarm and a monitored house fire/burglar alarm around 20 years old so dont know if will be compatible.

So probably too soon to worry about options yet but main concern is all else okay is whether alarms can be compatible without throwing away and having to do full install of new alarm system.    Also if only option is 3Mbs down then not really worth it anyway




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  Reply # 1243854 21-Feb-2015 19:07
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3Mbs down?

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  Reply # 1243895 21-Feb-2015 19:41
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UFF can do gigabit connections if you have the right ISP.

Trustpower offer up to 100/50 connections at present - it's possible that your friend is in a subdivision that is not part of the Ultrafast broadband roll out thus a different service may be offered.

You'll be part of it though so you can choose any ISP you like

 
 
 
 




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Reply # 1243904 21-Feb-2015 20:13
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quickymart: 3Mbs down?
yeah typo as can be seen by rest of post. Cant edit




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  Reply # 1243905 21-Feb-2015 20:16
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nitrotech: UFF can do gigabit connections if you have the right ISP.

Trustpower offer up to 100/50 connections at present - it's possible that your friend is in a subdivision that is not part of the Ultrafast broadband roll out thus a different service may be offered.

You'll be part of it though so you can choose any ISP you like
Cousin said definitely broadband but didnt say how long ago was rolled out in their subdivision but when they were offered was only 30Mbs down and Trustpower told them the higher speeds were reserved for schools and business.  That may have changed now but they wont change as happy with vdsl




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Gilco2: Will have to contact someone in a few months regarding ultrafast.


Hi, we're full flavour, one of Tauranga's local Ultrafast Broadband ISPs.

Gilco2: I dont know what our options will be or even if I could connect as we are shared driveway / right of way and neighbour said no way.


This is likely to be a show stopper unless you can warm your neighbour towards it. They don't have to take up the service themselves - just give permission for the fibre to be installed along the right-of-way.

Gilco2: Also I may be blind but havent found if our gear would be compatible as have a St John Medic alarm and a monitored house fire/burglar alarm around 20 years old so dont know if will be compatible.


St John Medic alarms have to be upgraded to gsm. You can contact St John for costs of this.

A monitored house alarm will need to be upgraded to run either over gsm or IP. An Auckland-based company Alarm NZ have an affordable way of hooking existing systems onto IP through a box called a media converter.

Gilco2: Also if only option is 3Mbs down then not really worth it anyway


The slowest residential UFB plan is 30Mbps down, 10Mbps up; the fastest resi plan is 1Gbps down, 20Mbps up.

We've had a large number of these gig connections go through this week - a customer on Gibson Pl, Papamoa just emailed me this:

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At this point I think Gigabit connections are useful for gamers (Steam/Xbox/Playstation downloads come through super quick) but 50 or 100 megabit plans are more than sufficient for everyone else.

Hope the above helps.

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