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Topic # 223336 24-Sep-2017 12:49
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I remember a while ago gigbit was rolled out across the country, but there were some towns that were limited to, I think, half the the full speed. Our town, Whakatane was one of them. Does anyone know if this limit still applies ? I looked on the Chorus address checker and it didn't seem to show any restrictions anywhere about this, but I also looked on the Voyager website, and the 1000/500 option is greyed out. I guess I could phone someone, but thought I'd ask here first.





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  Reply # 1871957 24-Sep-2017 12:54
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With the 1000/500 greyed out it has answered your own question really they must not have the capacity to provide it

 

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The RSP needs to be able to support these Gigabit at their handovers. So for the big boys it's no sweat with all the bandwidth they have around the country. But for a smaller player like Voyager could become an extremely expensive exercise supporting them all over the country - I would guess Voyager might only support main centers for Gigabit UFB connections like a few of the other business orientated ISP's do.


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  Reply # 1871961 24-Sep-2017 13:00
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As noted it depends on the ISP. I believe that Bigpipe supports it here.




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  Reply # 1871988 24-Sep-2017 13:10
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Thanks for the info. I thought it was kind of a blanket / whole town restriction, but if its a ISP thing I might inquire further (not that I need a connection that fast, but thats never stopped me before...)





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  Reply # 1872176 24-Sep-2017 20:29
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The issue is around if the RSP orders a 1GB or 10GB handover. If the RSP only has 1GB then Chorus won't let you order 1Gb service.







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  Reply # 1872179 24-Sep-2017 20:38
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So there's no way to find out except by trying to order. Not sure if I'm that curious just yet.





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  Reply # 1872198 24-Sep-2017 21:58
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rb99:

 

So there's no way to find out except by trying to order. Not sure if I'm that curious just yet.

 

 

Use address checkers on other ISP sites it's not about you ordering a 10Gb HOL and to be honest moving to 1Gbps/s DL connection will not make much difference to Joe Bloggs on a home connection

 

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