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  #2452887 2-Apr-2020 12:29
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certainly a good thing so many people are on fibre!



Still plenty of us out there that aren't and never will be on fibre.


Unless the soon-to-be-nationalized construction industry gets tasked with extending the network further. (fingers crossed) 

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  #2452891 2-Apr-2020 12:34
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Worse still, some RSPs and real estate developers are owned by the same company, so some of them do not allow their competitors to install their networks.  This limits people's choice further.



This is exactly why I think un-bundling the Fibre in NZ is a really silly idea. We are so fortunate with how things are in NZ, I just can't see why so many people still seem to be so negative about it (excluding some of Chorus's installs maybe). But you can't have it both ways right - if you want the network to cover large areas for a reasonable cost, then tacking it to fences might just be the only way....we don't have the population density that a lot of places do, people seem to forget this, want everything for nothing. 


I didn't mind spending a few hundred $$ to do some work myself to make the install tidier and more robust. Could the government have funded this from taxpayer money? Maybe in hindsight after seeing how valuable it has been in the current climate, they would have. Or National would have anyway.







Unbundling doesn't seem to make sense to me either. By and large the Chorus/RSP arrangement works really well - with a few exceptions.


I'm not sure National would have funded improvements to making installs more robust. Remember the bulk of the UFB work (both sloppy and tidy installs) was actually done under National. I'm just not sure anyone feels it's that important - although perhaps this could be a downside in the long term if the sloppier installs are less reliable or cause problems.

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  #2453087 2-Apr-2020 15:07
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And thank you the government for spending the money on UFB, right? 


No one would like to be on xDSL now and certainly not on NBN... 



The one good thing to come out of the previous government 😅





... here we go... 🙃

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  #2453906 3-Apr-2020 16:05
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Update from Chorus 3 April 2020:



Figures released today show traffic on the Chorus network continues to remain steady. 


Traffic on the network last night reached 2.64Tbps (2.61Tbps on Wednesday night) 


Today, midday traffic on the network reached 1.72Tbps (1.75Tbps yesterday at midday). 


Traffic on the network has settled into a new range that is well within Chorus’ network capacity. 


Chorus continues to work with the retail service providers to ensure the points in the network where we handover traffic between one another remain congestion free. 





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  #2453974 3-Apr-2020 17:30
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Or otherwise known as a big yawn fest infrastructure wise and everything is working how it is supposed to.


Edit, it is also interesting they excluded Saturday and Sunday, especially from the weeks before the lockdown. As Sunday evening has always been peak per week and Saturday has highest daily average.


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