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  #2006744 2-May-2018 20:18
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Kinda interesting. One thing they may not have considered though, is where people pay for speed many people don't need or want to pay for gigabit. I'm on fiber and could get gigabit, but I just don't need it. Maybe in 5 years? 100Mbps down and 20Mbps up is plenty for now. Maybe if I want to do huge online backups.


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I think those mean results speak volumes for the quality of the networks too.... 10,000-odd results with a mean of 850Mbps+. Especially when you look at those European countries people like to compare NZ broadband to all the time.

 

Although... "MyRepublic slightly edging out Spark in gigabit test volume"... well yea, MyRepublic are full of "hardcore" users that want "da best ping bro" so are on speedtest most of the day and every time they get smashed in a game they aren't that good at.


 
 
 
 


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  #2006751 2-May-2018 20:30
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I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.





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  #2006763 2-May-2018 20:54
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richms:

I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.



More like buying a Toyota that does the job very well, rather than a Porsche that you can't drive at it's top speed anyway.



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  #2006772 2-May-2018 21:09
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I think the point here is the AU is not been offered Gig, and likely not going to happen for a long long time,thanks to there pitiful polies

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One of my colleagues suggested that the reason that Sydney was on the list at all, was because the nbn kept doing speed tests to demo to their stakeholders from their Sydney office.

 

My minor criticism is that Wellington with Lower Hutt and Porirua, as well as Hamilton and Tamahere should be grouped together and would therefore boost both those regional locations nicely.

 

Ah the joys of FTTP


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  #2006781 2-May-2018 21:31
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I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 



More like buying a Toyota that does the job very well, rather than a Porsche that you can't drive at it's top speed anyway.

 

 

 

Then I'm paying for the Toyota (@100/100) but the dealership upgraded me to the Porsche free of charge after a year laughing.

 

 

 

Only thing on wifi in my house is smartphones, everything else is hitting close to max speeds wired.


 
 
 
 


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  #2006785 2-May-2018 21:49
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One of my colleagues suggested that the reason that Sydney was on the list at all, was because the nbn kept doing speed tests to demo to their stakeholders from their Sydney office.


My minor criticism is that Wellington with Lower Hutt and Porirua, as well as Hamilton and Tamahere should be grouped together and would therefore boost both those regional locations nicely.


Ah the joys of FTTP



What, Tamahere is a city! (According to the speedtest data) Before they got fibre they were just a rural community on the road between Hamilton and Cambridge. Must be why they are building an expressway through the middle of it to connect to Hamilton.




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  #2006790 2-May-2018 22:04
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I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

 

 

I've had gig, hell, I had two gig lines at my last place... Moved to a new house and guess what? I got 100M installed and promised myself the first time it felt even slightly slow I'd upgrade. That was 8 months ago. I'm still on 100.

 

Also, I could afford a much faster road car than I currently have, but I don't, because speed isn't everything. My road car has leather, at least 6 cameras, radar cruise control and lots of other toys - it's quite quick, but it's certainly not the fastest model.

 

Now, for _YOU_ I absolutely concede that gig may be the only choice, even if you never really need it - but don't project that viewpoint onto everyone else. I prefer an extra few bucks a month in my pocket instead.

 

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  #2006798 2-May-2018 22:36
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When you look at the figures we seem to be doing really well. 6458 unique users with fewer than 5 million people is a great achievement when compared with North America and Europe (NZ coming in at around 4.7 and 6.7 times as many gigabit connections per capita respectively).

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  #2006809 2-May-2018 23:41
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I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

I've used both my current 100/20 and 1000/100, and apart from raw downloads from a few large companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google, as well as my seedbox in Europe, the actual experience in usual internet usage - browsing, gaming, streaming, etc., is identical.

 

I upload decent quantities, but just don't actually need the better speeds, especially considering the price premium the faster connection.

 

Would I like it? Sure. Is it worth paying the difference? To me, not really.


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100/20 works for my place (4 people each with their own devices) as well - we've never maxed out our connection, and I don't see any need for us to get a gigabit (plus I'd rather have the extra money in my pocket). But I guess it depends on what you use your connection for.




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100/20 works for my place (4 people each with their own devices) as well - we've never maxed out our connection, and I don't see any need for us to get a gigabit (plus I'd rather have the extra money in my pocket). But I guess it depends on what you use your connection for.

 

 

But there is the thing, YOU can get Gig if you wish by just making a simple call to your ISP, where as old Blue on the other side of the ditch has been told by the Guvmnt that 25Mb/s is more than anyone could NEED for, (no comment of other things associated with DSL such as latency and jitter) but lucky for us our Guvmnt saw it fit to see us into the future ........... will for UFB at least.

 

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  #2006879 3-May-2018 08:28
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I dont understand having fiber and not getting the gig. Thats like going to a car dealer and buying the slow model.

 

 

Are you gonna get gigabit fibre as soon as it's available for your street?


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Australian internet is terrible. Makes you wonder how a country with so much money can mess it up so badly. 


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