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  Reply # 1855299 30-Aug-2017 14:42
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Only if he wins the election right? 

 

 

I think this is a government policy instead of an election promise. Would be cool to hear what Labour thinks though.

 

 

This is being majorly misreported as a "National"  election policy,

 

Its not, its government policy, Its all over MBIE

 

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/technology-communications/fast-broadband/broadband-and-mobile-programmes

 

There is a convention that Govt shouldn't announce major policy in the 3 months before an election, but I guess they don't believe it is "major" - although I'm pretty sure those who get the UFB extension will think it is :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1855301 30-Aug-2017 15:00
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I think almost as exciting, is Vectoring will be turned on for VDSL connections in rural areas!!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1855302 30-Aug-2017 15:04
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I think almost as exciting, is Vectoring will be turned on for VDSL connections in rural areas!!

 

 

 

 

Which does what?

 

Recently my connection went from 70/30 to 50/20 I am unsure why, I imagine it's unrelated of course, but the tinkering hasn't improved my connections


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  Reply # 1855324 30-Aug-2017 15:28
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Theclaytons:

 

I think almost as exciting, is Vectoring will be turned on for VDSL connections in rural areas!!

 

 

 

 

Which does what?

 

Recently my connection went from 70/30 to 50/20 I am unsure why, I imagine it's unrelated of course, but the tinkering hasn't improved my connections

 

 

 

 

Controls the noisefloor on the lines and vectors all of them to achieve the lowest amount of noise or interference, Means lower SNR too and more speeeeeeed! 





 


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  Reply # 1855351 30-Aug-2017 16:17
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DarkShadow:

 

Coil:

 

Only if he wins the election right? 

 

 

I think this is a government policy instead of an election promise. Would be cool to hear what Labour thinks though.

 

 

Labour ICT spokeswoman Clare Curran said she doubted the UFB roll-out could be completed by 2022.

 

RBI2 was "largely a policy from 2014 dressed up to look up bigger than it is", she said.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/96311268/government-promises-additional-270m-for-rural-broadband

 

No word yet on whether Labour will continue with this policy if elected.


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  Reply # 1855354 30-Aug-2017 16:20
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Areas marked at Tourism New Coverage, I take it these are simply towers.

 

 

 

Any idea where we can locate expected completion plans for these (I'm looking at you Bethells beach tower which was originally cancelled due to tinfoil hats...)





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  Reply # 1855357 30-Aug-2017 16:20
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DarkShadow:

 

 

 

Labour ICT spokeswoman Clare Curran said she doubted the UFB roll-out could be completed by 2022.

 

RBI2 was "largely a policy from 2014 dressed up to look up bigger than it is", she said.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/96311268/government-promises-additional-270m-for-rural-broadband

 

No word yet on whether Labour will continue with this policy if elected.

 

 

I'm guessing the contracts with the operators will be well signed before any new government is sworn in, they would be "brave" to junk it

 

UPDATE: In fact already signed

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/338328/ultra-fast-broadband-extended-to-190-small-towns

 

"Crown Fibre Holdings has signed contracts worth $270 million to put ultrafast broadband in the 190 towns, as well as bring rural broadband to another 74,000 households."


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Hard to see a new government (if it happens) taking it back.

 

The press coverage makes it clear that it isn't "new" money but mostly recycled cash from UFB1 due to higher take up rates and faster network build than originally anticipated.

 

eg. We know that UFF have already paid back the "soft loan" they were given for UFB1.

 

Hopefully they'll take full advantage of the new planning changes to stick fibre on to their power poles.

 

We're on the list for UFB2+ but still a fair way out from the main village. 


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  Reply # 1855687 31-Aug-2017 09:28
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[Labour's finance spokesman Grant] Robertson said there was a high probability Labour would go ahead with the UFB programme, something it thought should have been moved on sooner.

 

However, he said it was inappropriate that within minutes of the UFB announcement being made it was being used as campaign material.

 

He said the Cabinet Manual advised against announcing government policies during a campaign.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11914166


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  Reply # 1855832 31-Aug-2017 11:32
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Still nothing in Haast, with over 300 people. Wouldn't it make sense to extend it to the other end of the Coast? Karamea is getting it with even less people.
What do the red "tourist" lines mean on the map? New mobile coverage?

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quickymart: Still nothing in Haast, with over 300 people. Wouldn't it make sense to extend it to the other end of the Coast? Karamea is getting it with even less people.

 

 

There's no fibre anywhere near Haast so it's hard to get bachhaul in. Whereas Karamea has fibre passing through town already.


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  Reply # 1855888 31-Aug-2017 12:27
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And it's not "nothing" in Haast; it's getting cell coverage through MBSF.


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  Reply # 1855893 31-Aug-2017 12:34
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quickymart: There's no fibre anywhere near Haast so it's hard to get bachhaul in. Whereas Karamea has fibre passing through town already.

 

 

Haast is currently served by microwave back haul going down the west coast. I suspect back haul fibre is included in the build costs, that or substantially upgrading those existing microwave links. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1855936 31-Aug-2017 13:22
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quickymart: There's no fibre anywhere near Haast so it's hard to get bachhaul in. Whereas Karamea has fibre passing through town already.

 

 

 

Haast is currently served by microwave back haul going down the west coast. I suspect back haul fibre is included in the build costs, that or substantially upgrading those existing microwave links. 

 

 

 

 

 

Haast looks to be copper backhaul? 





 


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  Reply # 1855940 31-Aug-2017 13:26
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Haast looks to be copper backhaul? 

 

 

I stand corrected - there is microwave to the school but not to the township

 


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