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#262219 10-Jan-2020 21:33
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Just wondering if there’s anybody here that’s in queenstown or Wellington that’s signed up for hyperfibre, and can you justify 2gig

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  #2389939 10-Jan-2020 21:57
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Too slow. I'll hang out for quantum fibre.


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  #2389943 10-Jan-2020 22:12
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DarthKermit:

 

Too slow. I'll hang out for quantum fibre.

 

 

Maybe not to far away and with Huawei :-)

 

https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2018/6/Telefonica-Huawei-UPM-Field-Trial

 

 





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  #2389967 11-Jan-2020 08:20
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When 10g networking gear becomes more affordable and more available I'll probably get it. 


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  #2389973 11-Jan-2020 08:43
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Gordy7:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Too slow. I'll hang out for quantum fibre.

 

 

Maybe not to far away and with Huawei :-)

 

https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2018/6/Telefonica-Huawei-UPM-Field-Trial

 

 

 

 

Off topic - so long as NSA gets its back door of course.





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  #2389974 11-Jan-2020 08:56
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I find 100/10 fiber fast enough for streaming, downloads, and backups - I rarely have very large amounts of data to back up, when I do I don't mind if it takes a while. I wouldn't mind slightly faster upload, but not enough even to pay $20 a month for it. Maybe if we get a 4K TV it could be handy.


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  #2390121 11-Jan-2020 10:24
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DarthKermit:

Too slow. I'll hang out for quantum fibre.



I need quantum+ 4th generation for Facebook and Trademe bit of YouTube and Geekzone

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  #2390122 11-Jan-2020 10:26
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timmmay:

I find 100/10 fiber fast enough for streaming, downloads, and backups - I rarely have very large amounts of data to back up, when I do I don't mind if it takes a while. I wouldn't mind slightly faster upload, but not enough even to pay $20 a month for it. Maybe if we get a 4K TV it could be handy.



@timmmay I have a 4K TV and 100/20 fibre and 4k streaming does not even come close to straining the connection I could have multiple 4K TVs streaming no issue I reckon and YouTube running some cat videos

 
 
 
 


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  #2390864 13-Jan-2020 10:56
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@timmmay I have a 4K TV and 100/20 fibre and 4k streaming does not even come close to straining the connection I could have multiple 4K TVs streaming no issue I reckon and YouTube running some cat videos

 

 

Exactly, my 100/100 Bigpipe handles 3 soon to be 4 streams just fine, 4K uses about 25mbps and we only have 1 4K TV

 

What I would really love however is for my fibre to be terminated as SFP+ but I don't see that happening


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  #2390866 13-Jan-2020 11:08
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if @chorusnz will sponsor fibre out to my place, i'll take two! ;)





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  #2391020 13-Jan-2020 14:26
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I'm pretty keen, but don't live in the right area, am currently stuck on copper, and would need to upgrade my home network in order to take advantage of the extra speed (no 10gb NICs, switches or router currently). It'll be interesting to see what happens.


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  #2391081 13-Jan-2020 14:48
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nztim:

 

What I would really love however is for my fibre to be terminated as SFP+ but I don't see that happening

 

 

It can happen (only SFP though not 10Gbps SFP+) now if you're prepared to pay more than residential rates for your connection (ie it's available on Bitstream 3a plans)

 

 

 

 


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  #2391101 13-Jan-2020 15:45
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I'd be happy with anything.

 

The only fibre we can get around here is Kellogs All Bran. 😉


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  #2391115 13-Jan-2020 16:27
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Most likely, IMO the fastest internet speed available is the one to go for. 

 

Is it overkill, YES! Will I still get it? If the price is OK. 





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  #2391424 13-Jan-2020 22:36
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Shindig:

Most likely, IMO the fastest internet speed available is the one to go for. 


Is it overkill, YES! Will I still get it? If the price is OK. 



When ADSL2+ was launched people said 24mbps was overkill, in 2012 I was one of the first Vodafone HFC customers to go to 100mbps the downer engineer who replaced my cable modem said its was overkill, now its the standard. In 8 years time I see 10gbps being the standard.

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At some point, human perceptual limits are going to put the brakes on continued bandwidth growth. I already see the first signs of that myself.

 

I don't know what the number will be, but at some point there will be literally no benefit to streaming experiences of having more bandwidth available.

 

Human experience is by it's very nature, realtime, and while there's some opportunity for parallelism (I frequently stream 2 or more live sports events at once), viewing is almost always a substitutive experience.

 

Required bandwidth is not going to keep going up forever.

 

(Yes, I have factored in 3d, smell, 1000Hz video, holograms, 4 kids and teleportation into my statement :-)

 

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