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Topic # 220127 27-Jul-2017 11:54
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Hey guys what ever happened to 1gb plans for UFb to all of New Zealand not just gig town.

It seems to be a shame as I will love to get that sort of speed now but the max is 900mbs down and 400 up




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  Reply # 1832137 27-Jul-2017 12:03
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Those are the 900/400 are the exact same as gigatown. 


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  Reply # 1832138 27-Jul-2017 12:08
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Yeah, it has always been 1Gb down 500Mb up no matter where you are. The only difference is that it's the same price as 100Mb in Dunedin.





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  Reply # 1832139 27-Jul-2017 12:09
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Yes I know about that but why in 1 October 2016 companys launched 1gb plans for reset of the country but now the cut it down to only 900 mbs Down and 400 up
https://company.chorus.co.nz/chorus-launches-gigabit-wholesale-broadband-services-nationwide




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  Reply # 1832145 27-Jul-2017 12:18
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cws82us: Yes I know about that but why in 1 October 2016 companys launched 1gb plans for reset of the country but now the cut it down to only 900 mbs Down and 400 up
https://company.chorus.co.nz/chorus-launches-gigabit-wholesale-broadband-services-nationwide

 

 

 

in their words "Gigabit broadband offers real world download speeds approaching 1,000Mbps and uploads of up to 500Mbps. " The service is exactly that, the prices vary and of course real world speeds vary





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  Reply # 1832148 27-Jul-2017 12:20
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The speeds have not been reduced, those are just conservative numbers. You're not going to get exactly 1000Mbps down because of overhead probably closer to 900 - 950Mbps, whereas for upload you can actully get a bit above 500Mbps.





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  Reply # 1832149 27-Jul-2017 12:21
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Yes but the isps only marketing it at 900mbs down and 400 up




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Because that's what is legally required of us.

 

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  Reply # 1832158 27-Jul-2017 12:43
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cws82us: Yes but the isps only marketing it at 900mbs down and 400 up

 

Some ISPs market it as 1000/500, but it's the exact same product.


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  Reply # 1832216 27-Jul-2017 13:23
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Talkiet:

 

Because that's what is legally required of us.

 

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exactly this.

 

 

 

off the top of my head, chorus provision 1000/550. obviously once overhead comes into it, gbit is not possible.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/87071149/spark-warned-off-marketing-new-fibre-plans-as-gigabit-plans-says-spokesman

 

Give the following article a read, it may explain it better.

 

 

 

only reason gigatown gets away with still being called gig is because of the marketing around gigatown...

 

 

 

Realistically, if your expecting to see 1Gbps on a raw download, you are going to hit a constraint over TCP/IP more than likely before the maximum speed of the connection is reached.





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  Reply # 1832218 27-Jul-2017 13:23
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cws82us: Yes but the isps only marketing it at 900mbs down and 400 up

 

Some ISPs market it as 1000/500, but it's the exact same product.

 

 

Yes, mainly the smaller ones. eg

 

http://mynxnet.co.nz/

 

http://www.kiwilink.co.nz/internet/ufb-fibre/

 

The main reason the big ISPs don't advertise it as 1000/500 is because they might get in trouble with the law regarding Fair Trading Act.


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  Reply # 1832387 27-Jul-2017 16:48
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cws82us: Yes but the isps only marketing it at 900mbs down and 400 up

 

better to under describe the service and over perform than over describe it and under deliver.

 

you cant get 1000mbit down, so why advertise it as such.

 

and anyway its all the same thing so im not sure why you are worried.


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  Reply # 1832410 27-Jul-2017 17:12
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Because LITERALLY NO ONE will notice the difference between a "1Gbps" and "900Mbps" service and it's all just plain stupid and should never have been done in the first place.


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  Reply # 1832475 27-Jul-2017 19:47
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You would also need router and ONT with 10Gb ports to achieve actual throughput of 1Gbps.




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  Reply # 1832569 27-Jul-2017 23:14
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cws82us: Yes I know about that but why in 1 October 2016 companys launched 1gb plans for reset of the country but now the cut it down to only 900 mbs Down and 400 up
https://company.chorus.co.nz/chorus-launches-gigabit-wholesale-broadband-services-nationwide

 

 

 

If you need more, there are point to point fibre you can pay for. We have optical switching at our organisation and can send well over 1Tbps over a single pair of fibre.

 

 


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  Reply # 1832584 27-Jul-2017 23:51
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I signed up to BigPipe's 1000/500Mbit plan back in the day and don't get it. I am pretty sure I was grandfathered on it:

 

 

I'm going to complain as I am not getting the speeds I signed up for. I want my extra 80Mbit down and 40Mbit up. They should give me compensation because of the trouble they've caused me. WORST ISP EVER.

 

Jokes aside that is the exact reason why ISP's stopped advertising Gigabit speeds - I've seen that exact kind of comment. I've also seen comments from people a few years back who were blaming their ISP because they couldn't even get 200/200 on their 15 year old Windows XP machine (really not kidding). Giving a low number (800/400Mbit) and having customers either reach that or exceed that is better than saying "1000/500" and having people think something is wrong with their internet.

 

You will not notice any difference on day to day use. Steam downloads can't even get that high in speed. Origin used to come close but I've also noticed that is tapering off since more people are on Gigabit now. For most people 100/20Mbit is totally fine.





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