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Topic # 185838 7-Dec-2015 14:59
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I'm moving to a new property in Big Stone Road, Brighton, Dunedin early next year and I was wondering if I can get any advice on what I can do for high speed internet once I've moved (ADSL/VDSL/Fibre)

Currently there is ADSL available, but it's possibly at 10mb/1mb download/upload speed. I'm currently on 15/1 here where I live, so I was hoping to find a way to get a better internet speed. Unfortunately it isn't looking good for me to get fibre internet as the fibre coverage coming in July 2017 will only end about 1.3km away from the new property.

Is there any way I can get a better internet speed at the new house? Such as satellite, even? I'm really stumped on what to do, as I would really like to get a better internet performance than 10/1, which the speed the current owners are experiencing there.

Thanks ever so much in advance for your advice.

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  Reply # 1442070 7-Dec-2015 14:59
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1442082 7-Dec-2015 15:03
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What's more important, speed or data caps?

You can probably get Something faster, but you're going to have a very small cap.




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  Reply # 1442089 7-Dec-2015 15:16
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Almost all of it is out of coverage even for DSL according to Chorus, and most of it is missing from the Vodafone RBI map as well by the looks of it.

I'd suggest not moving there!






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  Reply # 1442092 7-Dec-2015 15:17
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I can only suggest living closer to civilization, sorry.




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  Reply # 1442117 7-Dec-2015 15:40
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All I see is green when I put that road name into google maps, no density to warrant anything being put in there. If also RBI doesnt cover it, then you are stuffed. Find a different place to live that has the services that you desire.




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  Reply # 1442130 7-Dec-2015 15:49
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Is 10/1 really that bad? What are you wanting to do?

We have 5/1 at home and get by with that. 100-200GB of usage a month Watching Netflix and very rarely have stream issues with 2 of us watching it at the same time. Do we want more. Yes but in all reality it far better than sat or 4G or 3G(like we had before).

Satellite you get good bandwidth but the latency is a killer and the setup costs are really high.
4G Very low data caps and your share the 100Mbps with anyone else.




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  Reply # 1442173 7-Dec-2015 16:18
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A point to point wireless link is an option, linking with someone else with faster internet in the UFB zone 1.3km away.  Only an option if you have line of sight though.

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  Reply # 1442182 7-Dec-2015 16:46
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You could technically get fibre, even if you're not in a UFB zone. But expect the costs to be large.

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Reply # 1442184 7-Dec-2015 16:48
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DarkShadow: You could technically get fibre, even if you're not in a UFB zone. But expect the costs to be large.


Kim dot com got it done but be sitting down when you get a price



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  Reply # 1442237 7-Dec-2015 18:25
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Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate the advice. I think I'm resigned to the fact that I will just have ADSL, so once I move in I'll get ADSL and see how it goes and go from there. Hopefully a new medium will eventually get to my area and I can upgrade.

 

jonb: A point to point wireless link is an option, linking with someone else with faster internet in the UFB zone 1.3km away.  Only an option if you have line of sight though.


So it only works with another property, not with the fibre cabinet? The line of sight is pretty clear so that could be an option.

johnr:
DarkShadow: You could technically get fibre, even if you're not in a UFB zone. But expect the costs to be large.


Kim dot com got it done but be sitting down when you get a price


Yeah, I've read from somewhere that someone did that and got a $90k bill... I don't have enough kidneys to sell to pay for however much that will cost. Maybe Kim dot com can pay that for me.....?

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  Reply # 1448262 10-Dec-2015 16:15
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notoner: Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate the advice. I think I'm resigned to the fact that I will just have ADSL, so once I move in I'll get ADSL and see how it goes and go from there. Hopefully a new medium will eventually get to my area and I can upgrade.
jonb: A point to point wireless link is an option, linking with someone else with faster internet in the UFB zone 1.3km away.  Only an option if you have line of sight though.


So it only works with another property, not with the fibre cabinet? The line of sight is pretty clear so that could be an option.

johnr:
DarkShadow: You could technically get fibre, even if you're not in a UFB zone. But expect the costs to be large.


Kim dot com got it done but be sitting down when you get a price


Yeah, I've read from somewhere that someone did that and got a $90k bill... I don't have enough kidneys to sell to pay for however much that will cost. Maybe Kim dot com can pay that for me.....?


He paid mroe than that ;)
Also the cost to keep it per month wasnt cheap.
You can see here the length of the cable laid.
Try $90,000 per KM at the least.

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  Reply # 1448271 10-Dec-2015 16:28
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TimA:
notoner: Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate the advice. I think I'm resigned to the fact that I will just have ADSL, so once I move in I'll get ADSL and see how it goes and go from there. Hopefully a new medium will eventually get to my area and I can upgrade.
jonb: A point to point wireless link is an option, linking with someone else with faster internet in the UFB zone 1.3km away.  Only an option if you have line of sight though.


So it only works with another property, not with the fibre cabinet? The line of sight is pretty clear so that could be an option.

johnr:
DarkShadow: You could technically get fibre, even if you're not in a UFB zone. But expect the costs to be large.


Kim dot com got it done but be sitting down when you get a price


Yeah, I've read from somewhere that someone did that and got a $90k bill... I don't have enough kidneys to sell to pay for however much that will cost. Maybe Kim dot com can pay that for me.....?


He paid mroe than that ;)
Also the cost to keep it per month wasnt cheap.
You can see here the length of the cable laid.
Try $90,000 per KM at the least.


Is 90K before or after the GeekZone trade discount? tongue-out

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