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#261510 1-Dec-2019 15:21
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Im living in an apartment on Colombo street and the complex is not set up for fibre, its at the gate but body corp dont want to rewire.

 

 

 

Im currently on ADSL but its border line unusable. If the computer decides it wants to download an update or I try dowload a game on steam the internet is unusable, sites will not load at all. Speedtest is coming up saying 8mbit and steam peaks at 1Mbyte (though it usually sits at about 200k) so it seems about right.

 

 

 

I contacted my ISP (2d) to see if there was any other options but the line is not suitable for VDSL .

 

 

 

Body corp suggested wireless but im suspicious that will not work as 4g coverage is not great here. also all the plans seem to throttle over 40GB.

 

 

 

Anyone know of an option. I wouldnt be against a wireless option if it was true unlimited. 


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  #2364060 1-Dec-2019 15:24
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body corp dont want to rewire

 

They're going to have to eventually, so try to convince them to get it sorted now. In the long run it'll be better than trying to get an inferior system in place.


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  #2364062 1-Dec-2019 15:26
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How about Fixed Wireless.

 

Spark offer Unplan Wireless there :)





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  #2364063 1-Dec-2019 15:32
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Behodar:

 

body corp dont want to rewire

 

They're going to have to eventually, so try to convince them to get it sorted now. In the long run it'll be better than trying to get an inferior system in place.

 

 

 

 

They said they are going to wait for 5g.

 

 

 

hio77:

 

How about Fixed Wireless.

 

Spark offer Unplan Wireless there :)

 

 

 

 

Spark is saying unplan is unavailable at my address


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  #2364065 1-Dec-2019 15:37
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merve0o0:

 

They said they are going to wait for 5g.

 

 

Do they intend to provide tinfoil for their occupants that aren't keen on 5g?





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  #2364071 1-Dec-2019 15:45
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merve0o0:

 

Spark is saying unplan is unavailable at my address

 

 

You must be right on the Sydenham intersection?

 

 

 

You might find 2D's wireless offering is an option, the site right across the road would be you.

 

Based on where Voda's 3.5ghz licences are there, 5G might be a little while away...





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  #2364088 1-Dec-2019 16:13
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hio77:

 

merve0o0:

 

Spark is saying unplan is unavailable at my address

 

 

You must be right on the Sydenham intersection?

 

 

 

You might find 2D's wireless offering is an option, the site right across the road would be you.

 

Based on where Voda's 3.5ghz licences are there, 5G might be a little while away...

 

 

 

 

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  #2364106 1-Dec-2019 17:10
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I used Netspeed when I could not get DSL or UFB

 

They are a vodafone reseller but excellent to deal with, the down side of using 4G is there are low data caps, they also do WISP in Chch but might not be suitable for an apartment building.

 

 

 

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  #2364121 1-Dec-2019 17:49
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Try VDSL? (allthough this won't fix line quality issues).

Any chance you have a friend that has Gig Fiber, with a direct line of site of your apartment? you could set up your own wireless p2p link.

I assume you are aware that 5G is not really suitable to replace fiber, 5G plans are likely to have low datacaps, and lower speeds than fiber, plus it is likely to be years away before going mainstream.

If you are willing to put serious effort into getting fiber, you might have some luck. You would need to lobby tenants and owners, and convince a majority of owners that they allowing UFB into the complex is a good idea, and get them to instruct the body corp. Body corp isn't going to go against the wishes of the majority of owners. Of course this is quite a chore.




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  #2364211 1-Dec-2019 19:57
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Scott3:

 

Try VDSL? (allthough this won't fix line quality issues).

Any chance you have a friend that has Gig Fiber, with a direct line of site of your apartment? you could set up your own wireless p2p link.

I assume you are aware that 5G is not really suitable to replace fiber, 5G plans are likely to have low datacaps, and lower speeds than fiber, plus it is likely to be years away before going mainstream.

If you are willing to put serious effort into getting fiber, you might have some luck. You would need to lobby tenants and owners, and convince a majority of owners that they allowing UFB into the complex is a good idea, and get them to instruct the body corp. Body corp isn't going to go against the wishes of the majority of owners. Of course this is quite a chore.

 

 

 

 

I did ask about VDSL but im right at the end of the coverage and 2D said it would not be suitable.

 

 

 

I guess I just wait out the end of my lease and then find somewhere else. 


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  #2364230 1-Dec-2019 21:15
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merve0o0:

 

I guess I just wait out the end of my lease and then find somewhere else.

 

It sounds like it is for the best. Crazy how they're not wanting to embrace UFB, it is a massive selling point.





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  #2364257 1-Dec-2019 22:48
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merve0o0:

 

I did ask about VDSL but im right at the end of the coverage and 2D said it would not be suitable.

 

 

 

I guess I just wait out the end of my lease and then find somewhere else. 

 



VDSL is often in the local cabinet. There is some chance your ADSL is going all the way back to the exchange, but by jumping to VDSL, you get re-connected to the cabinet (with fiber back-hall). Obviously big gains in performance if you get moved from the exchange to a much nearer cabinet.

I put 1 Colombo street into the choris website, and it says VDSL is available (estimate 98Mbps). When I put 40 Colombo street in, the estimate drops to 19Mbps. When I put 20 Colombo street in, VDSL is not available, and potential ADSL speed is only 7Mbps. Might be worth checking your exact address.

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-support/broadband-tools/broadband-checker



If you are considering leaving, make the fact that the lack of decent internet is a deal breaker for you known to your landlord. If they (and a few other landlords) understand they are suffering higher tenant turnover, and their properties are less attractive due to not having UFB, they will soon put pressure on the body corp...




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  #2364811 2-Dec-2019 14:53
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Scott3:

 

 Might be worth checking your exact address.

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-support/broadband-tools/broadband-checker

 

Looks like im on as good as its going to get. I find it crazy that the internet is so bad 10 min walk to the city centre, in a moderatly aged building (build in 99)

 


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  #2364855 2-Dec-2019 15:01
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The Internet is not bad 1Gb/s is delivered to your door, its your landlord that has let you down, not chorus, or enable .

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  #2364901 2-Dec-2019 15:08
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cyril7: The Internet is not bad 1Gb/s is delivered to your door, its your landlord that has let you down, not chorus, or enable .

Cyril

 

 

 

True but not landlord its the body corp, the landlord is wanting to install a heatpump in my unit but body corp is making it difficult.

 

 

 

Having met a few of the other people in the complex I think its mostly rentals and the people that do own are older so probably not having a problem with adsl. 

 

 

 

All the people at my work are still on ADSL and dont want fibre installed because of the bad installs done down here


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  #2364903 2-Dec-2019 15:13
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cyril7: The Internet is not bad 1Gb/s is delivered to your door, its your landlord that has let you down, not chorus, or enable .

Cyril


This is pretty fair. No point investing in upgrading copper when superior tech is already installed.

Still I was surprised that #1 of that street gets 98mbps vdsl, but #20 only gets 7mbps adsl... 


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