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Topic # 223768 16-Oct-2017 18:14
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All the Fibre plans that are the same price as my current VDSL are limited to 20Mbit/s upload. My VDSL speed is ↓ 108,8 Mbit/s↑ 41,1 Mbit/s.

 

I got a letter from enable saying that Free house install ends in 2019, So would like to get it done.

 

But since my VDSL is a better deal than Fibre 100 plans it seem pointless to change, But would like the fibre work done. I have spoken to orcon and slingshot they require a full connection on 12 month contract.

 

Was thinking getting getting fibre for a month then cancel if any ISP allows that.

 

If they want people to switch to fibre at least make the starter plans as good as VDSL. embarassed

 

 


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  Reply # 1884499 16-Oct-2017 18:17
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Is everyone else's VDSL also 108/41?  No. Keep your VDSL. Or get fibre, pay for both, cancel fibre, pay the ETF


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  Reply # 1884500 16-Oct-2017 18:19
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My parents have just moved from a VDSL connection to Fibre and connection uplink went from 30Mbp/s uplink to 20Mbp/s

 

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  Reply # 1884522 16-Oct-2017 19:03
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You could go with someone like Stuff Fibre on their no contract term and cancel after a month ($89.95). I've had a brief browse around their site and I can't see any mention of the install being charged if under X time.


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  Reply # 1884524 16-Oct-2017 19:04
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Pay the fees and get a month of Bigpipe broadband, then cancel afterwards. Done.


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  Reply # 1884537 16-Oct-2017 19:57
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VDSL would be best to move off as it will cut down on crosstalk for others..

 

Fibre is more reliable than Copper (it will work or not work. there isn't an in-between)

 

 

 

Fibre will give you better latency etc.

 

However if your getting almost a pegged broadcom linecard (like yours) there can be little argument for baseline plans.

 

 

 

Remember your speeds are in the top sub 1% of customers on VDSL.

 

Fibre 100 is overprovisioned so speed would be just about equal in downstream.

 

 

 

If you were in a chorus area, over the coming times chorus could potentially push you to fibre.

 

Better for them to upgrade the customers to fibre, Eventually it will reach a point they can reuse the DSLAM in another area that's in need.

 

 

 

Personally i'd love to see areas that have UFB installed gets VDSL shaped to say 50/10.





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  Reply # 1884578 16-Oct-2017 20:37
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What, free install ends in 2019.... is this for all LFC’s? what about those who build or buy a non connected house after that date, furthermore most of Auckland are only due for completion in 2019.

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  Reply # 1884579 16-Oct-2017 20:38
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johny99: What, free install ends in 2019.... is this for all LFC’s? what about those who build or buy a non connected house after that date, furthermore most of Auckland are only due for completion in 2019.

 

i suspect that was someone giving out the incorrect information

 

take it with a grain of salt until there is an official announcement


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  Reply # 1884581 16-Oct-2017 20:40
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johny99: What, free install ends in 2019.... is this for all LFC’s? what about those who build or buy a non connected house after that date, furthermore most of Auckland are only due for completion in 2019.

 

OP says this was Enable. Enable aren't in Auckland.

 

As for the OP I can't see any reason why you'd want to stay on VDSL2

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1884582 16-Oct-2017 20:41
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toejam316:

 

Pay the fees and get a month of Bigpipe broadband, then cancel afterwards. Done.

 

 

I'll just leave my signature here...

 

PS: Poor Bigpipe :-(

 

PPS: Just get a 1000/500 plan and it will be faster than VDSL :-P





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  Reply # 1884588 16-Oct-2017 21:03
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there was a post or link somewhere from an LFC which had all there pricing structure and a larger UPSTREAM at an additional cost as your isp about that and see if they want more money from you

 

 






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  Reply # 1884593 16-Oct-2017 21:10
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Q: UFB policy is to offer services of at least 100/50Mbps (100 Megabits per second Downstream, 50 Megabits per second Upstream). Why in that case are there 30/10Mbps plans?

 

A: The 30/10 plan is an entry level wholesale product which provides higher bandwidth speeds (and a much better Committed Information Rate) than current ADSL2+ copper broadband products used by most New Zealanders. A 100/50 Mbps product is available to all UFB customers and is reasonably priced at wholesale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soooooooooo why am i only getting 100/20






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  Reply # 1884600 16-Oct-2017 21:31
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WOW!!!

 

100/20 $45 for the rental of the circuit

 

100/100 $55 for the rental of the circuit

 

 

 

plus isp/rsp costs on top of that.....

 

An extra $10 for 100 up vs 20 up....






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  Reply # 1884602 16-Oct-2017 21:36
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phantomdb:

 

Q: UFB policy is to offer services of at least 100/50Mbps (100 Megabits per second Downstream, 50 Megabits per second Upstream). Why in that case are there 30/10Mbps plans?

 

A: The 30/10 plan is an entry level wholesale product which provides higher bandwidth speeds (and a much better Committed Information Rate) than current ADSL2+ copper broadband products used by most New Zealanders. A 100/50 Mbps product is available to all UFB customers and is reasonably priced at wholesale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soooooooooo why am i only getting 100/20

 

 

 

 

I thought 100/20/   200/20 were the most common plans with nothing in between then the next one up is Gigabit... I don;t think Vodafone offer 100/50 fibre plans ( I am with Voda) 


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