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#196276 25-May-2016 15:19
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As we are moving into the area very soon I've been digging around re broadband options in the area and so far I'm very disappointed, in fact


I'm quite disenchanted with the whole state of broadband things in general.




Current situation is living in Avondale with a 30Mbps Unlimited Fiber connection @ $85.95/month


What's on offer at the new place (Taiapa Rd, Muriwai) is 4Mbps ADSL Unlimited @ $94.99/month




I'm finding the cost difference hard to deal with considering the fast difference in service offered.




So the question is, anyone in the area able to offer suggestions/advice regarding suppliers/plans please.


Any help much appreciated.






And a little screen shot from Chorus re speeds available.


Ironically "Time for better broadband?" they ask




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  #1559425 25-May-2016 15:55
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 That's just the sync rate of the current connection to the address. Depending on the state of the wiring in the dwelling, you could see a decent increase from that. Most of that road shows as >5Mb/s here so parts could be as high as 10Mb/s.


As for $95/month - there's plenty cheaper than that - would be $16 cheaper for a start.


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  #1559441 25-May-2016 16:06
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2 things, chance providers you can get unlimited naked ADSL for about $79.95 on a no term contract, byo device


and you may be able to do things about the speed, like remove any phone wiring or install a master filter

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  #1559451 25-May-2016 16:26
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At the end of the day speed and price are not related with copper services - there are people in Mt Eden who don't get more than 4Mbps either. The wholesale price for a copper connection is the same regardless of sync speed which is determined by location from the ISAM.


Without knowing you're exact location it's not possible to know an exact distance from the cabinet but it is quite substantial - hence the slower sync speeds.


If you want better speeds you'll either need to move your house closer to the ISAM or look at wireless options.





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  #1559518 25-May-2016 18:27
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Long road that one, but it does seem to have ADSL for the entire length of it (albeit at 1MB in some parts).

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  #1559712 25-May-2016 21:26
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The cabinet is either at the intersection of Muriwai and Valley Roads Or Waitea and Oaia Roads, depending which end you live on.


Muriwai and Muriwai Valley have had a pretty good deal with cabinetisation and RBI compared to many other places (like Bethells Beach suck on BUBA), I would also say don't expect many more upgrades out these ways as far as copper / ADSL / VDSL goes.


You could maybe look at Vodafone RBI give how flakey there normal network is out there it may not be the best option.




I looked at Rural Fibre for another house along Muriwai Road but the install was 85k.


Muriwai itself may get UFB in stage 2 but this is unlikely to extend beyond the urban(ish) area.




You are moving from an urban area to a rural area. If you were in Muriwai itself there is a good chance you could get VDSL.



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