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  Reply # 1655573 21-Oct-2016 11:10
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gehenna:

 

Sucks how some apartment buildings have exclusive providers, means you get screwed on the pricing like in this case.  Building owner probably gets some kickbacks.

 

 

They aren't entirely exclusive, they just have a better offering than others in that location.  Presumably some sort of private connection to the building where as everyone else has to use Chorus.

 

But Fibre is available and is going to be connected to the building next year.  Might still be copper to the individual apartments though ..





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  Reply # 1655607 21-Oct-2016 11:41
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It's what people would do to offer decent internet when there was no UFB.  It's probably been in the building for a long time, and maybe even fed by Citylink fibre -- there was a building in Courtenay Place like this that a friend lived in for a while.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1655635 21-Oct-2016 12:16
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It's what people would do to offer decent internet when there was no UFB.  It's probably been in the building for a long time, and maybe even fed by Citylink fibre -- there was a building in Courtenay Place like this that a friend lived in for a while.

 

 

This is SoHo apartments in Taranaki St.  It's a construction site on google maps.  I think it opened in 2010.

 

 





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  Reply # 1655860 21-Oct-2016 16:25
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Personally, I think speed and quality wins over price every single time.

$85 for 50/50 is awesome.

If you just want cheap adsl where speed and quality will vary then bigpipe is probably the best option for unlimited data.

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  Reply # 1655972 21-Oct-2016 20:54
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Its simply done by metering at the ISP's international border gateway rather than at the core or on your PPP session

 

 

Yeah I haven't used a plan like this in a long time, but it's what it was always like IIRC. Note that this also means it doesn't matter if your connection to a local IP. If it's going across the international gateway for some reason, it's charged as international. This used to be a problem in the bad days of peering fights, although I believe those are largely over.


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