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  Reply # 2027114 1-Jun-2018 17:53
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@2degrees any idea when you will have these new speeds available?




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  Reply # 2027116 1-Jun-2018 18:06
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All new Stuff Fibre customers in the Enable coverage area will be offered a 200Mbps fibre connection as our entry-level plan, with the option to upgrade to even faster Gigabit speeds,” says Stuff Fibre CEO Sam Morse.

 

“This is an exciting announcement for the people of Christchurch and especially our existing Stuff Fibre customers who won’t have to do a thing and will be automatically upgraded to the faster speeds over the next few months.”

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1806/S00007/double-the-speed-for-the-same-price.htm


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  Reply # 2027117 1-Jun-2018 18:08
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Nice for the customers. But I imagine this could cause problems for the smaller RSPs with less backhaul capacity?
Enable can't deliver connections up to Auckland right?

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  Reply # 2027121 1-Jun-2018 18:17
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chevrolux: Nice for the customers. But I imagine this could cause problems for the smaller RSPs with less backhaul capacity?
Enable can't deliver connections up to Auckland right?


One would expect overal volumes wont change that much. Peak rates will though...




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  Reply # 2027170 1-Jun-2018 18:57
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DarthKermit:

 

How much of the Chch network if any, is strung along power poles?

 

 

Absolutely none, all underground. Very impressive.


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  Reply # 2027177 1-Jun-2018 19:22
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chevrolux: Nice for the customers. But I imagine this could cause problems for the smaller RSPs with less backhaul capacity?
Enable can't deliver connections up to Auckland right?

 

Nope, all their handovers are in Christchurch.


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  Reply # 2027199 1-Jun-2018 20:05
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As someone who's on the 30/10 and got shafted by them not following Chorus's lead who upgraded everyone on 30/10 to 50/10 this is a hollow 'reward' for customers.


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  Reply # 2027584 2-Jun-2018 18:37
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sbiddle:

 

darkasdes2:

 

sbiddle:

 

I guess they need to get a head start.. 2020 isn't far away and they'll then have Chorus fighting them for customers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you mean by this?  Are you saying Chorus are going to build their own network?

 

 

The post 2020 regulatory world for fixed line services will potentially be very different from now and at some point will probably mean unbundled fibre services.

 

Chorus don't need to build their own network, they already have extensive fibre assets in Christchurch, particularly in key business areas. Post 2020 they will very likely be able to use these to compete directly with Enable.

 

 

 

 

Unbunded fibre seems less likely post 2020

 

Which is good for Chorus in general but not in other LFC areas. Still Chorus have some pretty competitive offerings for Business in other LFC areas, with fixed price installs under 1k

 

https://itbrief.co.nz/story/ufb-unbundling-now-less-likely-post-2020/


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  Reply # 2027585 2-Jun-2018 18:44
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Enable us owned by Christchurch City Council so they are probably not interested in areas outside Christchurch

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  Reply # 2027597 2-Jun-2018 19:11
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tdgeek:

 

So, those on 30/10 and 100/20 and 100/50 get a speed upgrade for free. Cool. What about existing customers on 200 plans? They will want  a free upgrade, or the price to reduce to the 100 plan which is by virtue of this offer, now a 200 plan. What is a generous and nice offer, it does have a can of worms component.  

 

 

 

 

This is covered in the press release... The 200/20 LFC offer price will remain unchanged and Enable has committed to working with RSPs to agree a migration plan for those connections to the new cheaper plan (or indeed to a 'gig' plan instead). Each RSP will figure out themselves how they handle migrations.

 

Unless you've run a large ISP and are experienced in the issues around migrating customers between plans, especially with external parties involved, PLEASE refrain from offering your advice about how this could all be done in 30 minutes. (That comment is to everyone, not you specifically!)

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 2027600 2-Jun-2018 19:18
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Talkiet:

 

(That comment is to everyone, not you specifically!)

 

 

you take the fun out of sales! :P





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  Reply # 2028104 4-Jun-2018 09:35
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All new Voyager Christchurch customers joining on the 100/20 plan from the 1st July will receive double the broadband speed of 200 Mbps at no extra cost. The migration of existing customers will also start from this date.

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1806/S00052/christchurch-residents-to-get-double-the-fibre.htm


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  Reply # 2029548 5-Jun-2018 01:28
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Looks like its going to be a 200/20 plan according to their comments on FB.

 

Its a shame the didnt bump up the upload to something like 50. Wonder how long it will take before people saturate their uplink and complain about not getting 200 down.


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  Reply # 2031639 7-Jun-2018 19:16
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I asked Bigpipe if they are going to pass this increase from 100/20 to 200/20 on to their customers and if or how their pricing/plans will change.

 

The response...

 

Bigpipe "For our 200/20 speed, we offer UFB Pro which is $99 per month. If yo signed up for a 12 months contract with us we can give you a free bigpipe modem that will best suit your fibre connection speed."

 

Me "But if Enable is increasing the 100/20 to 200/20 at no cost to you, are you not going to pass it on to your customers? That is what you have indicated to me. Voyager has announced they will pass it on."

 

Bigpipe "We don't have any plans at changing pricing at this stage. We understand other providers are competitive however at this stage we aren't offering any further promotions.

I understand if the other offer is attractive and if you choose to switch you can send us a disconnection request through the website. :)"

 

 

 

Have I misunderstood the Enable announcement or are Bigpipe just pocketing the difference?

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  Reply # 2031694 7-Jun-2018 20:05
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LittleDude:

 

Have I misunderstood the Enable announcement or are Bigpipe just pocketing the difference?

 

Enable is changing the price it charges RSPs. Whether and how much RSPs change the price they charge you is up to them.


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