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#193443 11-Mar-2016 10:37
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Hi Geekzone Community,

 

We're considering buying a place in Eastbourne. But the trouble is, our lavish bandwidth lifestyle is under threat should we make the move. I understand that it's outside the VF cable area, and that UFB to this property will only become available by December 2019. VDSL shows up as "Up to 50 mbps" in the Chorus property search.

 

So my questions are:

 

1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significanlty more expensive?

 

2. Is there any feasible way of getting more than one VDSL service to the property to then allow a dual-WAN solution?

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

 

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1511129 11-Mar-2016 10:37
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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 
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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:

 





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  #1511222 11-Mar-2016 12:08
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As an Eastbourne resident, I have a few ideas.  There is no other choice apart from ADSL/VDSL, best to check where you are, exchange or cabinet based, there is only one cabinet in Eastbourne - Nikau St and it feeds oddly.  The exchange is well placed for DSL, beside the school.

 

I am on VDSL 900 m from the exchange an manage to get 37 down and 8 up since the changes to band plan. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1511226 11-Mar-2016 12:10
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thewanderingv:

 

Hi Geekzone Community,

 

We're considering buying a place in Eastbourne. But the trouble is, our lavish bandwidth lifestyle is under threat should we make the move. I understand that it's outside the VF cable area, and that UFB to this property will only become available by December 2019. VDSL shows up as "Up to 50 mbps" in the Chorus property search.

 

So my questions are:

 

1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significanlty more expensive?

 

2. Is there any feasible way of getting more than one VDSL service to the property to then allow a dual-WAN solution?

 

Cheers

 

V

 

Don't buy the house if you can't sustain the speed reduction. Seriously. Been there. Never again. 





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  #1511232 11-Mar-2016 12:20
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Setup a wireless link over the harbour to someone with fibre or cable?


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  #1511459 11-Mar-2016 16:24
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Long, long way to try and get a reliable signal though. Looks like ADSL or VDSL is probably your best bet.
What kind of connection do the neighbours get?

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  #1511473 11-Mar-2016 16:39
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Yeah, Eastbourne is a bit cut off. Is there a particular reason you want to live out there? I would have thought some areas in Wellington would be as good. Probably more expensive though ,as Eastbourne prices are surprisingly quite reasonable. Although it can be quite low lying, and cut off in bad weather, and you don't know how it is going to be affected by global warming. Quite a few waterfront houses were damaged a few years ago by storm surges, so personally I would buy higher and, to get a get sea view.


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  #1511527 11-Mar-2016 18:38
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thewanderingv:

 

1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significantly more expensive?

 

 

Since you said "significantly more expensive", you can ask Chorus to install gigabit fibre for you right now. Do be prepared to pay Kim Dotcom-level of money though.


 
 
 
 


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  #1511528 11-Mar-2016 18:44
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1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significanlty more expensive?

 

2. Is there any feasible way of getting more than one VDSL service to the property to then allow a dual-WAN solution?

 

 

What bandwith are you looking for?

 

A lot of dwellings will have at least one additional incoming pair, so an additional connection is not beyond the realms of possibility. Depends how you want to balance the load across multiple connections though.


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  #1511529 11-Mar-2016 18:46
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DarkShadow:

 

thewanderingv:

 

1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significantly more expensive?

 

 

Since you said "significantly more expensive", you can ask Chorus to install gigabit fibre for you right now. Do be prepared to pay Kim Dotcom-level of money though.

 

 

 

 

Would they though if you paid enough? Guessing it would have to be trenched all the way from Petone, and could be used for all of Days bay, Eastbourne etc. Surely far cheaper to use a 4G connection.


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  #1511548 11-Mar-2016 19:23
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mattwnz:

 

DarkShadow:

 

thewanderingv:

 

1. Are there any other options for higher speed services in that area, even if they are significantly more expensive?

 

 

Since you said "significantly more expensive", you can ask Chorus to install gigabit fibre for you right now. Do be prepared to pay Kim Dotcom-level of money though.

 

 

 

 

Would they though if you paid enough? Guessing it would have to be trenched all the way from Petone, and could be used for all of Days bay, Eastbourne etc. Surely far cheaper to use a 4G connection.

 

 

 

 

Looks like there's a Chorus fibre that goes all the way down Marine Drive and Muritai Rd to Muritai, and a few properties in Eastbourne already has UFB. So it's probably available for OP if he pays for it.


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  #1511658 11-Mar-2016 22:57
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Really? Point Howard and York Bay have it, but I can't see it as being available in Eastbourne township.

 

The cabling under the road is going to be a rather difficult job - I remember when I worked at Paradise it was one of the reasons why then-Telstra Saturn were reluctant to extend the cable out there as it would have to be underground - at great expense and disruption to the residents as it's their only road in and out.


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  #1511663 11-Mar-2016 23:16
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There's only a few addresses that is wired with UFB in Eastbourne at the moment, so it's by no means widespread but it does show it is available.


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  #1511719 12-Mar-2016 07:53
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 If you have the money, yes. But for most people I'd imagine it's out of reach (for now).


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  #1511735 12-Mar-2016 08:27
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There are only school fibre connections in Eastbourne.  

 

Another alternative is 4G fixed mobile, in my home I get 32/22, not as good as VDSL and it is capped.  See options in the second chart here https://truenet.nz/cellular-data


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  #1511982 12-Mar-2016 14:09
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JohnButt:

 

There are only school fibre connections in Eastbourne.  

 

Another alternative is 4G fixed mobile, in my home I get 32/22, not as good as VDSL and it is capped.  See options in the second chart here https://truenet.nz/cellular-data

 

 

 

 

Skinny mobile are offering exactly this. 60GB for $55 4g

 

 

 

EDIT: I see you have that plan mapped on your site.


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