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Topic # 230405 22-Feb-2018 16:19
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I already have Slingshot UFB at 100/20, which includes a phone line. I want to go to gigabyte speed with their $99 plan but they tag on another $5 for the homeline I already pay for. You don't see that until you do the click through. I never wanted a phone via fibre, but the installer cut the copper by error and I had no choice.

 

 

 

Anyway, unhappy with that I'm I'm wondering if readers have experience of any other ISP offfering gigabyte plans that I could look at please?


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  Reply # 1962326 22-Feb-2018 16:28
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I assume you mean gigabit.


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  Reply # 1962329 22-Feb-2018 16:30
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I am very happy with Bigpipe. They offer a one off payment for a static IP address too.

 

https://www.bigpipe.co.nz/?referralCode=5a76cc30-bf86-45f1-b8ef-8fdd133b503b

 

 





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  Reply # 1962332 22-Feb-2018 16:37
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Look at the main ISPs and make a call so many offer it you have so many choices, I would try 2Degrees first but 99% of end users have no need for a 1 gigabit connection anyway

 

Give me one reason why you need a gigabit connection?

 

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  Reply # 1962334 22-Feb-2018 16:41
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Buyong a NAS for the family use - they are all over the world, so want best transfer speeds I can get.


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Reply # 1962343 22-Feb-2018 16:54
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Linux:

 

99% of end users have no need for a 1 gigabit connection anyway

 

 

I feel you probably rightly consider bragging rights to not be a 'need'. Given this narcissistic age, however, I'm sure the bulk of those 99% would thus disagree!


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  Reply # 1962345 22-Feb-2018 16:58
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Yorkshirekid:

 

Buyong a NAS for the family use - they are all over the world, so want best transfer speeds I can get.

 

 

 

 

A Provider with 200/100 would most likely suffice.


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  Reply # 1962346 22-Feb-2018 16:58
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Yorkshirekid:

 

Buying a NAS for the family use - they are all over the world, so want best transfer speeds I can get.

 

 

Your bottleneck will be the international pipe anyway.

 

Also, I'm curious - what exactly is the aim?


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  Reply # 1962363 22-Feb-2018 17:41
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cadman:

 

Your bottleneck will be the international pipe anyway.

 

 

 

 

Not really, but latency will be the killer if trying to serve media internationally.  E.G. I get a solid 300/200 to Sydney on my gig plan, but the latency is 30-40ms.  That's not tolerable for streaming media.


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  Reply # 1962412 22-Feb-2018 18:48
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I have Plex running on my NAS and was using it in the US when I was there. Was on BigPipe but now on 2degrees.

 

I recommend 2degrees - they're pretty good.





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  Reply # 1962423 22-Feb-2018 19:22
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You could always go naked, then the 5$ charge would drop off. Just because the ITP was installed doesn't mean you HAVE to use it.

 

 

 

Now if you thought you were getting a free phone when you had copper, You weren't it was in the price.





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  Reply # 1962466 22-Feb-2018 20:32
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Ok, so the aim is basically a cloud server for the family. Transfering small files would be ok but we have some large video that we dropbox. The up/down here is slow, plus there's a cap on dropbox and Google drive.

 

As we make our own movie files it would be good if these could be shared quickly. Plus, I just want to 'own' them, instead of being on some other commercial cloud server. We would all have our own HDD space and not have to use any other service. I was thinking a faster connection would assist. I'm aware of bottlenecks; nothing I can control there, but I can choose a faster plan.

 

I'm not wanting to stream anything and am looking at a high end Qnap to serve my needs.


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  Reply # 1962469 22-Feb-2018 20:35
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Linux:

 

Look at the main ISPs and make a call so many offer it you have so many choices, I would try 2Degrees first but 99% of end users have no need for a 1 gigabit connection anyway

 

Give me one reason why you need a gigabit connection?

 

Linux

 

 

 Because I can?

 

Ookla results?

 

You are correct as always JR (not Ewing)


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  Reply # 1962471 22-Feb-2018 20:37
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tdgeek:

 

Ookla results?

 

 

Considering ookla is normally used in a browser and can often depend totally on the browser itself rather than the connection.... would that really be an admiration? 





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  Reply # 1962473 22-Feb-2018 20:39
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hio77:

 

You could always go naked, then the 5$ charge would drop off. Just because the ITP was installed doesn't mean you HAVE to use it.

 

 

 

Now if you thought you were getting a free phone when you had copper, You weren't it was in the price.

 

 

I think the Police will charge you for more than that.... But its free board and lodging.....But the food sucks (so a friend told me)


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  Reply # 1962540 22-Feb-2018 22:03
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Hey hey hey guys, please.

 

You have to let these people pay for the 1G service.  You have to encourage it. They hardly ever use the additional capacity it affords. But guys, guys, here's why you have to encourage it.

 

 

 

THEY PAY FOR IT.

 

 

 

Yes! These beautiful people lovingly subsidize what you and I are paying!  They use pretty much the same amount of data, but they "need" 1G down, so they pay for it! 50% more usually than we do, for pretty much the same service except it goes a bit faster when they find a way to load it up for a minute or two!

 

 

 

Please, stop talking these people out of it and keep talking them into it!  It keeps the prices going lower for us!

 

Thank you.  And also Thank you speedtest.net for helping birth these people. We love you.


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