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Topic # 198709 19-Jul-2016 19:44
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I'm currently looking at a new rental, Problem is the owners cant get wired internet. I'm in the need to know about satellite internet, whose the best company, and what sort of speeds are to be expected. any help is much appreciated.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1595272 19-Jul-2016 19:45
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i should have mentioned, im in the eryewell(near waimak river) canterbury area.


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  Reply # 1595274 19-Jul-2016 19:47
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look at wireless/RBI before you even consider satellite

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1595276 19-Jul-2016 19:53
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 there are other suppliers but have a look at VF's coverage map here: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/rural/

 

most of that area has 3g so should be good to use a supplier like http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/


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  Reply # 1595277 19-Jul-2016 19:56
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Avoid satellite at all costs. There a bound to be a few Wireless ISP's that can serve that area. Amuri Net comes to mind, but they may be a little bit more inland (but then I think they have something up on the port hills so maybe then can do over by the river too).

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  Reply # 1595295 19-Jul-2016 20:30
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I'd make satellite an absolute last resort. Look at wireless/RBI first.

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  Reply # 1595360 19-Jul-2016 23:11
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Try the Broadband map

 

https://broadbandmap.nz/


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  Reply # 1595459 20-Jul-2016 09:21
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Yes I agree https://broadbandmap.nz/ is now the most comprehensive, vendor neutral place to look if you want broadband anywhere in NZ.


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  Reply # 1595472 20-Jul-2016 09:41
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If VF covers that area go for http://www.netspeed.net.nz, as the modem is even able to travel and (using a ciggy plug) go on holiday with you as needed too ;)

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  Reply # 1597706 24-Jul-2016 13:28
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Satellite has expensive data and extremely laggy ping times, so impossible to use for anything real time. Theres a reason that news programmes have a 4 second delay before the journalist starts talking... Earth user to space - space to ground station - reply ground station to space - space back to end user. Quite a long round trip even at the speed of light.





Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 1597720 24-Jul-2016 14:00
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u13turbo:

 

i should have mentioned, im in the eryewell(near waimak river) canterbury area.

 

 

Have you decided what to do yet? smile


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  Reply # 1597780 24-Jul-2016 17:06
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webwat:

 

Satellite has expensive data and extremely laggy ping times, so impossible to use for anything real time. Theres a reason that news programmes have a 4 second delay before the journalist starts talking... Earth user to space - space to ground station - reply ground station to space - space back to end user. Quite a long round trip even at the speed of light.

 

 

4 second delay is huge for satellite

 

a ship in the middle of the pacific using satelite = ship > satellite > ground station in Florida > fibre network > NZ server > Then back is only about 1600ms. The other service we have is about 750ms.


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  Reply # 1601731 31-Jul-2016 15:25
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+ Video encoding/decoding at a guess.

 

Back in the day of the somewhat popular iHug satellite internet (with dialup outgoing) it was ~600ms for pings.


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  Reply # 1601754 31-Jul-2016 16:07
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MadEngineer:

 

+ Video encoding/decoding at a guess.

 

Back in the day of the somewhat popular iHug satellite internet (with dialup outgoing) it was ~600ms for pings.

 

 

I remember the iHug Ultra satellite days! It was great though. We lived in the middle of nowhere and were rocking a 2Mbps (down) connection when even most in town were still on dial-up or 128kbps ADSL!


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