Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
3257 posts

Uber Geek


  #1535219 18-Apr-2016 21:50
Send private message

 it's strange ,  how many rural places have a McDonalds  5 minutes away.





Common sense is not as common as you think.


'That VDSL Cat'
12453 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  #1535220 18-Apr-2016 21:51
Send private message

vexxxboy:

 

 it's strange ,  how many rural places have a McDonalds  5 minutes away.

 

 

 

 

damn.. how do i get one of them so close to me!

 

 

 

15+ mins assuming good conditions and no traffic...





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 


 
 
 
 


5408 posts

Uber Geek


  #1535251 18-Apr-2016 23:14
Send private message

Like sbiddle has said before though, the comments "oh we're only 5 minutes away from the city" isn't really relevant - you can cover a lot of driving distance in 5 minutes, and it means little-to-nothing when it comes to broadband coverage. 5 minutes from Mosgiel (for example) would put you in the middle of a large dairy farming area, and you're not likely to get fibre (or even VDSL) in a location like that.




61 posts

Master Geek


  #1535294 19-Apr-2016 06:40
Send private message

The council considers us urban for our rates. I appreciate we don't have the highest population density around here. A lot of the land is undeveloped as it is Maori trust land. I do have 2 chickens so i might need to add farmer to my job description!

'That VDSL Cat'
12453 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  #1535816 19-Apr-2016 16:48
Send private message

Martynnz: The council considers us urban for our rates. I appreciate we don't have the highest population density around here. A lot of the land is undeveloped as it is Maori trust land. I do have 2 chickens so i might need to add farmer to my job description!

 

well damn, what does 5 hens that think they are roosters and hardly lay eggs count me as?!





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 




61 posts

Master Geek


  #1535822 19-Apr-2016 16:52
Send private message

The Colonel.


5408 posts

Uber Geek


  #1535864 19-Apr-2016 17:40
Send private message

So what are you planning to do about your broadband (or lack thereof)?


 
 
 
 




61 posts

Master Geek


  #1535880 19-Apr-2016 17:53
Send private message

I am on reasonable ASDL so not all bad at the moment. Would get fibre if available and was thinking of the future (ie 4k streaming is the norm and i need to remote control my flying car). Hopefully something else will be invented by then!

29119 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1535886 19-Apr-2016 18:03
Send private message

I think it'd be worth contacting CFH and asking why your area missed out. It'll no doubt be something to do with zoning, but I'd be interested to know exactly what also.

 

 


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.