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  Reply # 1710078 26-Jan-2017 14:36
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sbiddle:

 

thelonepinetree:

 

Has anyone managed to find the coverage maps (as opposed to vague town/place names)?

 

 

I believe this is the map on the CFH site but it seems broken at present.

 

 

 

 

Correct.

 

Crown Fibre UFB2

 

UFB2 map

 

Rollout dates

 

(links removed, because I'm new here... d'oh)


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  Reply # 1710081 26-Jan-2017 14:37
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Behodar:

 

I can't imagine many ISPs installing handovers in 151 new towns. Is there some sort of change to allow UFB services to be delivered without needing handovers everywhere? Or can they "piggyback" off the UFB1 areas (eg. a handover in Whakatane also working for Ohope, Edgecumbe, Matata, etc)?

 

 

 

 

The latter.


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  Reply # 1710087 26-Jan-2017 14:45
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networkn:

Are you stating that as fact or questioning or suggesting it?

 

 

I would expect so but as backhaul/tail extension is not a regulated offering it is an arrangement to be made between LFCs/Chorus and RSPs.



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  Reply # 1710102 26-Jan-2017 14:57
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DjShadow:

 

http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/ufb-initiative/ultra-fast-broadband-extension/

 

 

 

 

FINALLY!!!!!!   Cromwell gets it next year and here in Alexandra 2020...   A bit of a wait but we get it!!!.....Thanks....Laurie




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  Reply # 1710105 26-Jan-2017 15:00
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Behodar:

 

LWJCarroll: Fudge cant figure out how Geekzone lets (??) you load in an image...it seems to discourage this action...?? no "Browse" to the file on your PC..routine..

 

Perhaps the Upload an image link? tongue-out

 

 

 

 

Thanks that's what I was expecting to get to,  but as I recall it didn't go to this at all.....May try it again to se if I can reproduce this issue and let Admin know etc....Rgds...Laurie


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  Reply # 1710195 26-Jan-2017 17:16
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Great to see areas like Helensville / Parakai and Waimauku on the list.





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  Reply # 1710202 26-Jan-2017 17:30
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darkasdes2:

 

Its a shame that Enable didn't get the areas around Christchurch and the surrounding areas especially where Enable already has their own infrastructure in place.

 

 

I thought so too. I can't find a map of Enable's pre-UFB coverage (P2P fibre), but do you know if they reached out to Akaroa?

 

Chorus had a bit of an incumbent advantage in the small towns all over NZ, as they already have backbone fibre in place for FTTN cabinets/exchanges


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  Reply # 1710264 26-Jan-2017 20:14
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Gooooo OUTRAM...


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  Reply # 1710282 26-Jan-2017 20:38
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Gooooo OUTRAM...

 

 

And NEVER come back. Oh wait, that's not what we are doing? 

 

 


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  Reply # 1710295 26-Jan-2017 21:14
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What would the thinking likely be looking beyond UFB2 for areas still without fibre? More focus on wireless/satellite so the copper network can be decommissioned? 


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  Reply # 1710299 26-Jan-2017 21:18
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As a side note and if it's not too much off topic, RBI, what is the general maximum data usage on those type of accounts? I have a place in Coromandel which is part of an 18 unit holiday accomodation, there is 1 adsl line for all of us.. not practical...


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  Reply # 1710300 26-Jan-2017 21:20
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DjShadow:

 

What would the thinking likely be looking beyond UFB2 for areas still without fibre? More focus on wireless/satellite so the copper network can be decommissioned? 

 

 

Some places don't even have ADSL1 - Haast comes to mind. I think 4G would typically be the alternative (via RBI) but I see that Haast doesn't even have 3G!


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  Reply # 1710303 26-Jan-2017 21:24
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Behodar:

 

DjShadow:

 

What would the thinking likely be looking beyond UFB2 for areas still without fibre? More focus on wireless/satellite so the copper network can be decommissioned? 

 

 

Some places don't even have ADSL1 - Haast comes to mind. I think 4G would typically be the alternative (via RBI) but I see that Haast doesn't even have 3G!

 

 

Hasst has something: https://www.farmside.co.nz/Broadband/CommunityBroadband/HaastBroadbandandPhone.aspx

 

 


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  Reply # 1710304 26-Jan-2017 21:25
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Yikes, that pricing! surprised


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  Reply # 1710732 27-Jan-2017 16:16
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DjShadow:

 

What would the thinking likely be looking beyond UFB2 for areas still without fibre? More focus on wireless/satellite so the copper network can be decommissioned? 

 

 

The next phase of internet rollout is RBI2: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/80992082/Drive-to-get-best-value-could-hold-up-UFB2-RBI2-broadband-projects. RBI2 is going to be wireless 4G (5G?) towers (and maybe other stuff) put in places that don't get coverage from fibre. They couldn't start that until the fibre was announced to prevent both servicing the same area.


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