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  Reply # 1614717 20-Aug-2016 08:36
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In what scenarios would 1Gbps of internet bandwidth be used for a sustained period?

Cloud storage/backup to a cloud in NZ is one I can think of. And how many cloud storage providers are there in NZ that would not limit in/out bandwidth to something more realistic? Not many, if any.

Or 2 people with a 1Gbps connection transferring large data, maybe a VPN.

The most common use for a 1Gbps connection I can see is for producing awesome speedtest result screenshots.


Any existing Gigatown user's who can comment?





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  Reply # 1614721 20-Aug-2016 08:51
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Yeh well its all burst, so it will slow down if it gets over subbed.

 

If the industry sets an expectation that everyone gets a Gig download 24/7 then yes it wont run at a gig. There are going to be multiple points where it has the potential to choke once the subscriber numbers creep up. But all it takes is 1 provider to go get 1000mbit fibre (10x faster than regular fibre) and run TV ads and tell eveyone its $100 per month. People wont get that speed because of either: 

 

1) cheap & nasty routers

 

2) potential choke point inside GPON (only if its over subbed which will take a while to happen)

 

3) backhaul for that provider might choke.

 

The reality is, most home users don't need 1gig/500mbps but im not gonna complain, its a nice to have all that burst. And the are offering the tails for a pretty good price why would you not order one.

 

My mate in dunedin has only ever had about 650~700mbps download but thats pretty good IMO. I wonder how people will go with unlimited.






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  Reply # 1614787 20-Aug-2016 11:38
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darylblake: 1) PC Unable to sustain gigabit speeds due to under powered machines.

 

2) People testing over wifi (sigh)

 

31) cheap & nasty routers

 

42) potential choke point inside GPON (only if its over subbed which will take a while to happen)

 

53) backhaul for that provider might choke.

 

Under powered machines and poor wifi is far more common I would say.






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  Reply # 1614839 20-Aug-2016 15:37
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mcraenz: In what scenarios would 1Gbps of internet bandwidth be used for a sustained period?

Cloud storage/backup to a cloud in NZ is one I can think of. And how many cloud storage providers are there in NZ that would not limit in/out bandwidth to something more realistic? Not many, if any.

Or 2 people with a 1Gbps connection transferring large data, maybe a VPN.

The most common use for a 1Gbps connection I can see is for producing awesome speedtest result screenshots.


Any existing Gigatown user's who can comment?

 

 

 

40 households streaming 4k content(25mbps) on netflix at the same time. That being said there's people that use huge amounts of bandwidth just because they can(ie people on adsl2 connections doing 3-4TB a month of a potential max of ~7TB via constant connection at max speed. Someone could easily decide to download 200GB via usenet at peak hours at say 150mbit which would take 3 hours. Get a few people like that in 1 area and it becomes an issue.


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  Reply # 1615465 22-Aug-2016 09:02
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darylblake:

 

My mate in dunedin has only ever had about 650~700mbps download but thats pretty good IMO. I wonder how people will go with unlimited.

 

 

 

 

Yeah that is good. That's the maximum I get with my laptop directly connected to another computer (sitting next to each other). It must be the limit on my 1 Gbps NIC - not that I expected a laptop to be that great.


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  Reply # 1625577 8-Sep-2016 12:28
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Chorus announces residential gigabit for 1 Oct as well. $60 until 30 June 2017 after which it increases to $65 per month. Voxy


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  Reply # 1625590 8-Sep-2016 12:49
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Chorus announces residential gigabit for 1 Oct as well. $60 until 30 June 2017 after which it increases to $65 per month. Voxy

 

 

YES! laughing

 

Ahem. I seem to have lost my composure.


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  Reply # 1625601 8-Sep-2016 12:59
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Hmmm, how does that pricing compare to the other LFCs?




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  Reply # 1625862 8-Sep-2016 16:59
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Detruire: Hmmm, how does that pricing compare to the other LFCs?

 

All +GST:

 

Enable: $60/month
Northpower Fibre: $59.95/month
Ultrafast Fibre: $55/month


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  Reply # 1625891 8-Sep-2016 17:06
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I think the lack of discussion really shows how unimportant this announcement is for 99% of people. :p


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  Reply # 1625904 8-Sep-2016 17:18
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sbiddle:

 

I think the lack of discussion really shows how unimportant this announcement is for 99% of people. :p

 

 

Or that it's "buried" in a thread about non-Chorus areas...


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  Reply # 1625907 8-Sep-2016 17:21
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Behodar:

sbiddle:

 

I think the lack of discussion really shows how unimportant this announcement is for 99% of people. :p

 

 

Or that it's "buried" in a thread about non-Chorus areas...

 

Not to mention the fact that until RSPs start reselling the service from the LFCs, for the end user it's practically meaningless - the product is technically available, but there are pretty much no channels to take advantage of that. We've got to wait until some of the bigger RSPs bring the offer on board - basically at this point we've got three of the smaller RSPs and no one else (BigPipe, MyRepublic and FullFlavour).

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  Reply # 1625910 8-Sep-2016 17:22
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I'm still coming to grips with having fibre at all, let alone bigger faster better fibre.





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Reply # 1625916 8-Sep-2016 17:39
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And isn't this already dated now....???

 

 

 

https://itbrief.co.nz/story/chorus-brings-gigabit-fibre-coverage-entire-ufb-network/

 

 

 

Chorus are going Gigatown all over NZ now from 1st October  as above....

 

 

 

I found this online this morning via Google News....

 

 

 

Comments now????

 

 

 

Rgds....Laurie

 

 


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  Reply # 1625931 8-Sep-2016 17:43
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Comments now????

 

 

My comment would be that you are about five hours late since this has already been noted in this thread, though from a different source :)






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