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#195334 16-Apr-2016 12:09
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a site that will show what ISPs are signed up to offer UFB services in a particular area?

 

I (wrongly) assumed that if an ISP signed up to provide UFB from, say, Chorus, that all areas that are covered by Chorus would be available. I found out this was obviously not the case when I found that BigPipe offer services in Wellington, but not Kapiti :(

 

So rather than me having to visit all the different providers (of which there are probably some that I don't know about) and check all the different address checkers, wondered if there was a site that had already collated all the info into one handy source?

 

 

 

 


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  #1533927 16-Apr-2016 12:31
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Relevant regarding Bigpipe not showing UFB available in a UFB area.

 

tl;dr Email Bigpipe requesting an order - you can include a referral link (@michaelmurfy). Their address checker is out of date.


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  #1533929 16-Apr-2016 12:39
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ethanbmnz:

Relevant regarding Bigpipe not showing UFB available in a UFB area.


tl;dr Email Bigpipe requesting an order - you can include a referral link (@michaelmurfy). Their address checker is out of date.



Hmm I PMd them on Facebook with my address and they Big Pipe didn't do Kapiti. (Well actually they said it wasn't available at my address and they only did Auck/Wlg/Chch/Dunedin)

 
 
 
 


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  #1533957 16-Apr-2016 14:33
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Check here :https://www.chorus.co.nz/broadband-options/broadband-providers




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  #1533962 16-Apr-2016 14:53
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r2b2:
Hmm I PMd them on Facebook with my address and they Big Pipe didn't do Kapiti. (Well actually they said it wasn't available at my address and they only did Auck/Wlg/Chch/Dunedin)

 

Wellington here means Pukerua Bay and south, Kapiti is included in Paraparaumu.

 

Here's the reason why.


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  #1533969 16-Apr-2016 15:05
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marvinnz: Check here :https://www.chorus.co.nz/broadband-options/broadband-providers

 

Thanks for that - although I'm wondering if how many other ISPs might be missing since BigPipe doesn't make an appearance.


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  #1533973 16-Apr-2016 15:08
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DarkShadow:

 

r2b2:
Hmm I PMd them on Facebook with my address and they Big Pipe didn't do Kapiti. (Well actually they said it wasn't available at my address and they only did Auck/Wlg/Chch/Dunedin)

 

Wellington here means Pukerua Bay and south, Kapiti is included in Paraparaumu.

 

Here's the reason why.

 

 

Thanks for the link - so as far as I can tell at the moment the only way that a provider can offer UFB services is if they have a POP setup in the specific region. But sometime near August this year that should change and allow ISPs to pay a bit extra to Chorus and have their stuff "transported" to their POP? (e.g. Kapiti traffic for BigPipe could be sent to the BigPipe POP in Wellington?)

 

Did I get that right or am I way off base?


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  #1533976 16-Apr-2016 15:13
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best bet, do the legwork and go to the ISP's pages and check. will take you half an hour but will have an answer quicker than waiting on this thread to give you all the answers :)


 
 
 
 


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  #1533991 16-Apr-2016 15:26
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Jase2985:

 

best bet, do the legwork and go to the ISP's pages and check. will take you half an hour but will have an answer quicker than waiting on this thread to give you all the answers :)

 

 

I have already done that for the ISPs I knew about. It was more to try and find a list of ones that I didn't know about - the Chorus link provided showed that there were about 3 I had never even heard of before :)


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  #1533995 16-Apr-2016 15:27
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but would you realistically use them?


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  #1534198 17-Apr-2016 07:24
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Last time I checked Spark was the only major player in Param.. Vodafone won't do it due to the cable network and I dont think anyone else had bothered.
What's wrong with Spark. They have consistently been uncongested during peak hours.




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  #1534199 17-Apr-2016 07:30
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Nobody seems to have linked Chorus' list of ISPs by area yet :)

 

Edit: Never mind, it was provided above but wasn't a link; I just skimmed through the page looking for blue text.


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  #1534202 17-Apr-2016 08:11
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From the "Krapi" thread - VF Cable not too bad in Kapiti - touch wood!

 

ethanbmnz:

 

Looking pretty good on W93 (Kapiti) - entering off-peak hours?

 

 

 

 


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  #1534205 17-Apr-2016 08:46
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but thats on a 100/10 connection so there is congestion more than likely wont see anything like that on fibre


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  #1534299 17-Apr-2016 10:29
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Chorus don't proide tail services over UFB like they do in the copper world so an ISP needs to have their own handover and backhaul in a POP or rely on a 3rd party to provide these services.

 

As for Kapiti the market up there is well and truly owned by Vodafone and their cable network. Last I heard a few years ago their market share was somewhere around 65% so there are are so few xDSL connections up there there is only a very small market for existing RSP's to migrate customers to UFB. Because even big players would have such a small customer base there the numbers simply dont stack up for a UFB handover.

 

 

 

 


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  #1534300 17-Apr-2016 10:30
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r2b2:

 

But sometime near August this year that should change and allow ISPs to pay a bit extra to Chorus and have their stuff "transported" to their POP? (e.g. Kapiti traffic for BigPipe could be sent to the BigPipe POP in Wellington?)

 

Did I get that right or am I way off base?

 

 

Do you have a source for that? Chorus offering tail services is a fairly often repeated rumour, and there is lots of debate over whether it's even legal for them to do this under their UFB agreement if they even did want to.

 

 


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