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# 207862 17-Jan-2017 13:52
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I need to try and work out how to provide internet access to a group of 20 or so students at a premises in central Dunedin. The students would be using wifi. The premises that has been selected (not by me) is a floor on a building that has no current services apart from power.

 

We are only using this space for a period of 2 or 3 weeks and maybe again later in the year for a similar period. Obviously its not feasible to get a fixed internet connection laid on (contract periods and all that as well as the possibility the location may have to change).

 

I dont think we can beg another occupant to let us use theirs either (I did think about it).

 

Sparks wireless broadband would look good - but I am not sure if they would let us (as a business) sign up for what is listed as a home service. If it was possible, it looks like $85 per month (for 60GB per month) x 12 months - so $1020.

 

Likewise skinny's offering - but they wont supply a business.

 

Anyone know if there is a way 'renting' a temporary internet solution - especially one that is available in Dunedin?





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  # 1704684 17-Jan-2017 13:58
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Skinny wireless broadband is probably the cheapest


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  # 1704687 17-Jan-2017 14:04
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Are you walking around in 100% business class?





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  # 1704689 17-Jan-2017 14:10
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Bigpipe.

 

No contract. Pay the connection, BYO modem. Disconnect when done. If you use the same building next time, you know there is an ONT there so get it re-lit.

 

Cheaper than signing up for a year.


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  # 1704690 17-Jan-2017 14:15
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Have you looked at local wireless providers such as Wicked Networks?

 

 


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  # 1704692 17-Jan-2017 14:18
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Have a talk with Wicked Networks

 

If the building is with in their coverage they may be able to sort something.

 

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  # 1704695 17-Jan-2017 14:21
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sbiddle:

 

Have you looked at local wireless providers such as Wicked Networks?

 

 

 

 

There's also Unifone, they do a no contract plan but it has a $299 connection fee.




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  # 1704717 17-Jan-2017 15:07
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Thanks for the speedy responses so far.




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  # 1704734 17-Jan-2017 15:30
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robjg63:

 

 

 

Sparks wireless broadband would look good - but I am not sure if they would let us (as a business) sign up for what is listed as a home service. If it was possible, it looks like $85 per month (for 60GB per month) x 12 months - so $1020.

 

 

 

 

Spark have business plans for their wireless broadband service, though I'm not sure if they currently require a contract period for them or not. I believe we're paying about $95+GST/month for 120GB.


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