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# 20513 28-Mar-2008 20:35
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Just wondering whether anyone can help me.  We are moving to Ngakuru, Rotorua, in June and I'm struggling to find a broadband provider for the area.   Can anyone suggest a provider of any kind?  We are currently on a wireless connection and I will miss it so much if I have to resort to dial-up.

Any suggestion would be very gateful. Thanks

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  # 119419 28-Mar-2008 20:52
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MrsMoo:
Just wondering whether anyone can help me.? We are moving to Ngakuru, Rotorua, in June and I'm struggling to find a broadband provider for the area.?? Can anyone suggest a provider of any kind?? We are currently on a wireless connection and I will miss it so much if I have to resort to dial-up.

Any suggestion would be very gateful. Thanks


ADSL broadband availability depends on exchange density (and a whole lot
of other things like line distance) around the area, so choosing a ADSL broadband provider in the Rotorua area won't help.

Wireless, mobile and satellite would be your only options then.




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  # 119420 28-Mar-2008 20:52
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Do you know if broadband is available in Ngakuru??

If broadband is available in Ngakuru, then you should be able to get broadband with any broadband ISP e.g. Xnet, Orcon, Slingshot, Xtra etc…

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  # 119421 28-Mar-2008 20:58
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Just check out where Ngakuru is! It's quite far south-west from Rotorua

Don't think you'll be able to get a good ADSL connection (if you can get it at all)




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  # 119423 28-Mar-2008 21:05
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I just used whitepages to look up a random name for someone who lives in that town, I put the phone number in the ADSL checker and sorry to say it doesn't look like ADSL is in that town. You would have to look at wireless like the mobile networks or if possible the Kordia Extend network? or Satellite through someone like farmside.co.nz



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# 119425 28-Mar-2008 21:12
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Thanks for your kind welcome to your site.  It's a great source of info.  I've done a little research and broadband is out of the question.  So it's down to wireless and satellite.  Any suggestions of a good supplier.  I'm currently on a 5GB plan with netsmart,  just do the normal stuff you need to run a small business and a bit of skype

Great replies and so quick!!Tongue out

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  # 119426 28-Mar-2008 21:16
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Mobile Data seems like it's out the window, so yep, wireless and satellite.

Check out: http://www.nzconnection.net/Internet_Plan_and_Pricing_Comparisons




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  # 119427 28-Mar-2008 21:18
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Looks like Ngakuru has "Good" coverage by Kordia's Extend Wireless Network.

http://www.kordiasolutions.com/extend-coverage

There's plenty of ISPs offering Extend.




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  # 119430 28-Mar-2008 21:32
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It's like a big family, whether you're new or a long time member...

I mean, sure, thanks!




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  # 119474 29-Mar-2008 08:56
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Hi MrsMoo, my sister lives in Ngakuru and I can confirm that there is only dialup and thats not flash either unless you are in the village itself where there is a small exchange a few doors from the school. I presume this has no DSL service as even the school uses Kordia Extend.

To get the Extend service you need to have a clear path to the Paeroa Range Transmitter which is to the east of the valley the largish wide body uWave type tower is clearly seen from most of the valley

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