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# 239589 25-Jul-2018 12:21
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Hi all,

Wondering what the best fibre (et al) ISP is (I'm in Wellington, if that matters). I've been with NOW NZ and bigpipe who I would happily go back to. I've got a router. Here's what I'm thinking:

 

  • NowNZ: $75 per month, 125GB/month plus a contract (12 month) and think they have some kind of $200 join deal
  • Bigpipe: $79 per month, unlimitedGB/month, $20 bonus with code, and no throttling of speeds on unlimited I believe?
  • 2degrees: $75 per month, unlimited plus a contract (12 month)

There's inspire, slingshot, etc too. I haven't liked Vodafone or Spark in the past, but I'm willing to give it another go if there's a compelling case ;)


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  # 2062233 25-Jul-2018 12:27

Bigpipe has been integrated into the rest of Spark. So effectively Bigpipe is just a brand now.

If you have an on account cellphone, the best company will probably be the same one that you use for mobile.

Otherwise it is things like VLAN tagging or not, PPPOE vs DHCP etc. If you need voice - ONT or router.





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  # 2062236 25-Jul-2018 12:36
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I was with 2 degrees when I was using fibre in Lower Hutt and then Wellington CBD. They pair at WIX, so local traffic stays local (as long as the other network also pairs at WIX too). IPv6 and great customer support is an added bonus.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2062237 25-Jul-2018 12:38
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Does 2degrees throttle unlimited plans?


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  # 2062241 25-Jul-2018 12:45
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rynevsn:

 

Does 2degrees throttle unlimited plans?

 

 

Nope (well at least none that I am aware of, or noticed). The gig pipes were free flowing whenever I used it, and they had really good international bandwidth too.


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rynevsn:

 

Does 2degrees throttle unlimited plans?

 

 

I'd be really surprised if any ISP still throttle their unlimited plans.


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  # 2062356 25-Jul-2018 15:46
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Skinny has a really great name if you will accept unlimited 100/20


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  # 2062390 25-Jul-2018 16:13
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Pumpedd:

 

Skinny has a really great name if you will accept unlimited 100/20

 

 

Spark (and therefore Skinny / Bigpipe) don't openly peer at Internet Exchanges. You'll find more of your traffic heading overseas than you would with other ISPs (e.g. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=195194&page_no=1#1529441 )


 
 
 
 


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  # 2062424 25-Jul-2018 16:40
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I've got Spark Gig Fibre and really happy with how well it performs


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  # 2062510 25-Jul-2018 18:50
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Pumpedd:

 

Skinny has a really great name if you will accept unlimited 100/20

 

Spark (and therefore Skinny / Bigpipe) don't openly peer at Internet Exchanges. You'll find more of your traffic heading overseas than you would with other ISPs (e.g. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=195194&page_no=1#1529441 )

 

Depends on how much local content ones consumes - in the case of me 99% of my stuff comes from overseas and I think for a lot of people that would be the case.

 

Regarding Skinny Fibre - I'm a happy chap so far; all the thrills of Spark without the unneeded frills with the added bonus of not having to deal with the vlan tagging setting that other ISPs insist on using.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband

 


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  # 2062516 25-Jul-2018 19:01
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2degrees for sure

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