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Topic # 198843 25-Jul-2016 13:45
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Hi,

 

A search hasn't yielded any results I was looking for, however that may be because they aren't available yet.

 

I see there are a couple ISPs outside of gigatown that offer their residential customers affordable gig speed plans..

 

Just wondering if anyone is using or knows of an ISP that can offer the same in Auckland?

 

I've found a few that can offer it as a business plan, but all though I can see the value in it, I am unable to justify the price tag for my reasons at the moment.

 

TIA.

 

Cheers,

 

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  Reply # 1598183 25-Jul-2016 13:45
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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.

 

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  Reply # 1598199 25-Jul-2016 13:52
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I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 


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  Reply # 1598202 25-Jul-2016 13:56
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sbiddle:

 

I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or genuinely have the network kit capable of genuinely shifting that volume. A $35 switch with gig ports isn't quite the same as a $500 box....





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  Reply # 1598204 25-Jul-2016 14:00
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CHorus currently don't offer 1Gig plans outside of Dunedin. Other LFC's (Hamilton/Christchurch) do offer 1Gig plans but mainly business type plans.

 

 

 

1000/1000 and 1000/200 plans look to be on the roadmap for 2017.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1598209 25-Jul-2016 14:08
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Sounddude: CHorus currently don't offer 1Gig plans outside of Dunedin.

 

I think freitasm said he has gigabit through Chorus (via 2d?) but don't quote me on that :)


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  Reply # 1598230 25-Jul-2016 14:38
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Behodar:

 

Sounddude: CHorus currently don't offer 1Gig plans outside of Dunedin.

 

I think freitasm said he has gigabit through Chorus (via 2d?) but don't quote me on that :)

 

 

1Gbps is available, but it's a business offering. @freitasm does have a 1Gbps test connection on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1598298 25-Jul-2016 16:06
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The wholesale price is $275+GST. You do the sums on how much it'll cost at retail.


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  Reply # 1598313 25-Jul-2016 16:16
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Ultrafast Fibre (LFC for Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, and Whanganui) offer a 1000/20 wholesale option.  Full Flavour and Primo Wireless sell plans based on it.


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  Reply # 1598314 25-Jul-2016 16:16
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Yeh that sounds like the tail price. Connections were about $500 last time I looked. Good luck getting an unlimited plan where they give you full reign of the 1gbps for that price. I suspect your data will be metered.

 

You should get plenty of users on UFB with a 200/200 plan anyway.






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  Reply # 1598326 25-Jul-2016 16:43
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sbiddle:

 

I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not so much unaffordable, just unjustifiable for what I wanted it for, especially seeing it for as little as $119 outside of gigatown and I don't need the high SLA costs associated with those plans.

 

Have a couple of hosts at home and operate some non critical services, free of charge for some charities. Have just started playing around with the home network and touching on bandwidth segregation and wanted to offer up some more bandwidth for them and other casual services we use at home :) 

 

I understand its complete overkill, it would all be purely for fun and isn't needed, was just interested to see if it was around as heck, why not take it up if's available.

 

Couple of big names already made an appearance in this thread so guess Aucklands not quiet there yet in terms of what I was hoping for :) 

 

Cheers guys!

 

DT

 

 

 

EDIT: Doh! BBCode fail 

 

 


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  Reply # 1598328 25-Jul-2016 16:48
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sbiddle:

 

I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or genuinely have the network kit capable of genuinely shifting that volume. A $35 switch with gig ports isn't quite the same as a $500 box....

 

 

 

 

Have some Catalyst 3750x's that were gifted to me from work when we upgraded our core stack :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1598333 25-Jul-2016 16:52
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dt:

 

sbiddle:

 

I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not so much unaffordable, just unjustifiable for what I wanted it for, especially seeing it for as little as $119 outside of gigatown and I don't need the high SLA costs associated with those plans.

 

 

The SLA on these plans is no different to that of regular UFB. It's the CIR that's different, as this is a true 1000/1000 service compared to the (off the top of my head) 2.5/2.5 high priority CIR on the Gigatown connection and 1000/500 being an EIR only.

 

 


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  Reply # 1598358 25-Jul-2016 17:08
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sbiddle:

 

dt:

 

sbiddle:

 

I assume you define $500ish as unaffordable? If so you're not going to find anything any cheaper.

 

What benefit is 1Gbps going to offer you over 200Mbps? There are very, very, very few people who benefit from such a speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not so much unaffordable, just unjustifiable for what I wanted it for, especially seeing it for as little as $119 outside of gigatown and I don't need the high SLA costs associated with those plans.

 

 

The SLA on these plans is no different to that of regular UFB. It's the CIR that's different, as this is a true 1000/1000 service compared to the (off the top of my head) 2.5/2.5 high priority CIR on the Gigatown connection and 1000/500 being an EIR only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh right, the SLA's was my assumption as there was clearer mention of it in the plans i've already looked into, whoops :) 

 

a 1:1 CIR is dream worthy for all us geeks, lets hope the day come where thats the standard sooner than later

 

Faster, Faster, I don't want to share with anyone else 

 

Thanks for clearing it up.

 

Cheers,

 

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dt: 

 

Oh right, the SLA's was my assumption as there was clearer mention of it in the plans i've already looked into, whoops :) 

 

a 1:1 CIR is dream worthy for all us geeks, lets hope the day come where thats the standard sooner than later

 

Faster, Faster, I don't want to share with anyone else 

 

Thanks for clearing it up.

 

Cheers,

 

DT

 

 

A 1:1 CIR could easily be reality, but 99.9% of customers would fall exactly into the category of people such as yourself with the current Gigabit offering - they don't want to pay the price. A Gigabit connection would suddenly cost somewhere in the vicinity of $10,000 - $15,000 per month for 1000Mbps International CIR.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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