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  # 1798319 12-Jun-2017 09:25
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Gordy7:

 

Wow... This is a game changer:

 

http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/2835863-135/ufb-a-welcome-boost-for-wairoa

 

 

I know my whinging accomplishes nothing, but it blows my mind that Wairoa is getting UFB2 before Mt Roskill gets UFB1.


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  # 1798352 12-Jun-2017 10:29
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allio:

 

 

 

I know my whinging accomplishes nothing, but it blows my mind that Wairoa is getting UFB2 before Mt Roskill gets UFB1.

 

 

**sigh** I know what you mean!

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1798359 12-Jun-2017 11:00
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noroad:

 

allio:

 

 

 

I know my whinging accomplishes nothing, but it blows my mind that Wairoa is getting UFB2 before Mt Roskill gets UFB1.

 

 

**sigh** I know what you mean!

 

 

 

 

Wairoa UFB2 was planned for 2022...

 

Just had a look here

 

http://ufb.org.nz/maps/

 

shows Wairoa Fibre  rollout Planned in UFB2 rollout 2017 to 2024

 

Still quite a wide time frame.

 

Mt Roskill planned to complete by Jan 2020...

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1798363 12-Jun-2017 11:09
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Oh please no.

 

Not more unnecessary ugly third-world cables hanging from power line poles. The telstraclear (vodafone) cockup is already enough.




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  # 1798369 12-Jun-2017 11:14
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Wiggum:

 

Oh please no.

 

Not more unnecessary ugly third-world cables hanging from power line poles. The telstraclear (vodafone) cockup is already enough.

 

 

What regions have been getting that?

 

Mt Roskill would love that :-)

 

 





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  # 1798370 12-Jun-2017 11:14
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Gordy7:

 

Wairoa UFB2 was planned for 2022...

 

Just had a look here

 

http://ufb.org.nz/maps/

 

shows Wairoa Fibre  rollout Planned in UFB2 rollout 2017 to 2024

 

Still quite a wide time frame.

 

Mt Roskill planned to complete by Jan 2020... 

 

 

The article says it was originally scheduled to start in July 2021, but has been moved forward to June 2018 (finishing May 2019).

 

Don't get me wrong - it's great that Wairoa is moving forward. It's just that the snail's pace in parts of central Auckland is very frustrating.

 

Chorus is running expensive advertising campaigns begging people to please upgrade to fibre, but my street's not getting done for more than two more years. I want Wairoa to have better internet but surely uptake in Auckland would be higher?

 

Gordy7:

 

What regions have been getting that?

 

Mt Roskill would love that :-)

 

 

I actually bloody would settle for an ugly aerial install right about now tongue-out




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  # 1798373 12-Jun-2017 11:22
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Maybe the recent Rocket Lab launch has given the Wairoa district a boost up... 





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  # 1798375 12-Jun-2017 11:23
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allio:

 

 

 

I actually bloody would settle for an ugly aerial install right about now tongue-out

 

 

 

 

haha same here - we're about 400m on the wrong side of a creek to ever see fibre I think, unless they announce UFB3 or perhaps 4...


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  # 1798391 12-Jun-2017 11:55
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Gordy7:

Wiggum:


Oh please no.


Not more unnecessary ugly third-world cables hanging from power line poles. The telstraclear (vodafone) cockup is already enough.



What regions have been getting that?


Mt Roskill would love that :-)


 



Quite a bit of Wanganui is connected to UFB by using the power poles, particularly in the suburbs like Wanganui East.

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  # 1798407 12-Jun-2017 12:22
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Dynamike:
Gordy7:

 

Wiggum:

 

 

 

Oh please no.

 

 

 

Not more unnecessary ugly third-world cables hanging from power line poles. The telstraclear (vodafone) cockup is already enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What regions have been getting that?

 

 

 

Mt Roskill would love that :-)

 

 

 

 

 



Quite a bit of Wanganui is connected to UFB by using the power poles, particularly in the suburbs like Wanganui East.

 

I can see the benefits of using existing poles.  But installing poles in areas that don't currently have them just to save few $ seems a poor choice - if that is  being contemplated.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1798922 12-Jun-2017 20:10
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Gordy7:

 

Mt Roskill would love that :-)

 

 

The area around the Roskill exchange has UFB, and it's mostly deployed on the power poles. Stopped 300M away from my place though. :(

 

allio:

 

 Chorus is running expensive advertising campaigns begging people to please upgrade to fibre, but my street's not getting done for more than two more years.

 

 

That's an interesting way of looking at it. Must say, I completely agree. I'd much rather the roll out went faster than see billboards telling me I can get better broadband, right under my feet when I've already done everything I can to make my copper connection as fast as possible, and UFB isn't due for a few more years.


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