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#271966 3-Jun-2020 20:13
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Currently I live in the worse location possible for an internet connection, this is due to the fact I live perfectly in between 3 internet cabinets which means I get the worst of the worst (ADSL). I do live in a rural area and i'm located approximately 5km from 3 different towns all of which have fibre already installed.

 

For some people I know they can get 10+ mbps on ADSL while mine caps out at a whopping 1.4mpbs (barely able to load a video online). I have contacted several different ISP's all of which a clueless person picks up and doesn't know what they are talking about; I usually get told to contact chorus since they do the hardware related things, and then chorus sends me back to my ISP saying I need to ask them. I'm currently looking into private fibre installations and i've only found one ISP that does them and I got a approximate qoute of, $10000+ just for my house or $2000-$3000 if there are multiple properties on my road which want a installation. The problem is i'm willing to pay $2000-$3000 but I doubt my neighbors would want to just for a faster internet speed. 

 

I also looked into wireless internet but their data caps aren't sufficient for my internet usage. Most wireless ISP's have a 200gb limit costing $150-$170 and if you go over 200gb it will cost $2 per gb I use which I find ridiculous, especially when i'm using 400gb a month which will make my internet bill about $550 per month. I also contacted a local wireless internet provider which gives 400gb-600gb for about $150 but unfortunately I can't receive reception because of the big kiwifruit shelters around my house. So I don't think wireless internet will be a option for me unless someone can tell me about an alternative option.

 

So i'm currently in a situation where I don't think I will get any faster internet unless I spend 5 digit numbers on it which seems a little out of figure. If you have an idea in mind or have any questions please leave it down below and they all would be appreciated. Also if there is any ISP's which is willing to do an private installation please contact me on xmohit.singhx@yahoo.com to see if you can figure something out to get me connected to fibre. Thanks for any replies. 

 

My address is 193A maketu road, paengaroa, 3189, te puke, bay of plenty


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#2497660 3-Jun-2020 20:26
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What does the Chorus address checker advise for your address?

 

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


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  #2497664 3-Jun-2020 20:35
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Are the Kiwifruit shelters yours? If so mount the wireless aerial on top of them and run a cable to your house. I'm doing something similar at a block I have just brought. Might cost you some $$ for a box of outdoor CAT6 cable but not much else.





 


 
 
 
 


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  #2497679 3-Jun-2020 21:01
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No WISP in the area?



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  #2497703 3-Jun-2020 21:49
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Tockly:

 

Are the Kiwifruit shelters yours? If so mount the wireless aerial on top of them and run a cable to your house. I'm doing something similar at a block I have just brought. Might cost you some $$ for a box of outdoor CAT6 cable but not much else.

 

 

What exactly would I need to get an aerial mounted up on the shelters. thanks 




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  #2497705 3-Jun-2020 21:51
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nztim: No WISP in the area?

 

 

There are WISP's that provide service in my area like 'LightWire' but I have called them multiple times in the past and they test my connnection and they said I can't get service because of the kiwifruit shelters. 

 




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  #2497708 3-Jun-2020 21:53
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Linux:

 

What does the Chorus address checker advise for your address?

 

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

 

 

 the chorus checker tells me I can get adsl or maybe even VDSL but when I contact them or an ISP they tell me i'm too far from the cabinet 


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  #2497710 3-Jun-2020 21:57
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When you say shelters, are talking buildings, or trees?
I'm going with trees. I think the townies in the forum are thinking buildings :)

 

Will be a bit hard to put an aerial up on trees.


 
 
 
 


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  #2497719 3-Jun-2020 22:11
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The national Broadband Map says wireless is probably your only option there.

 

https://broadbandmap.nz/availability/-37.786463/176.413599?address=193A%20Maketu%20Road%2C%20Paengaroa%203189

 

 


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  #2497720 3-Jun-2020 22:17
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Dosent Full Flavour have an unlimited 3G connection in that area, a friend of mine had it in Matata.

 

https://fullflavour.nz/rural-broadband/rural-4g

 

Not the fasted but it is unlimited, you may need an external antenna to get the best speed.

 

says it is about to be retired so might pay to call and have a chat first.

 

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  #2497721 3-Jun-2020 22:24
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SATTV:

Dosent Full Flavour have an unlimited 3G connection in that area, a friend of mine had it in Matata.


https://fullflavour.nz/rural-broadband/rural-4g


Not the fasted but it is unlimited, you may need an external antenna to get the best speed.


says it is about to be retired so might pay to call and have a chat first.


John


Yeah I had them to come and have a reception check and they said it’s not worth getting 3G since the speeds would be even slower than the adsl speeds.

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  #2497723 3-Jun-2020 22:26
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I'll check with the team at Full Flavour tomorrow. One option would be 2x RBI connections. I've looked up your address and yes I can see what you mean by being in DSL no man's land.




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  #2497724 3-Jun-2020 22:26
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djtOtago:

When you say shelters, are talking buildings, or trees?
I'm going with trees. I think the townies in the forum are thinking buildings :)


Will be a bit hard to put an aerial up on trees.


Im surrounded by big 10m high Kiwifruit shelter trees. It might be tricky trying to get a aerial up there



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  #2497732 3-Jun-2020 22:57
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coffeebaron: I'll check with the team at Full Flavour tomorrow. One option would be 2x RBI connections. I've looked up your address and yes I can see what you mean by being in DSL no man's land.

That would be great to look into. I saw full flavour also does private rural fibre installations do you think that would be an option at my address? Thanks

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  #2497733 3-Jun-2020 23:02
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Might want to message one of the Mods and ask if you can remove your email & physical address from the top post. This is all publicly searchable and bots scrape the internet for email addresses to spam.

 

The prices quoted for rural fiber seem cheaper than I have heard of before. Might be interesting to do a flyer drop and see if any of your neighbors are willing to drop some money to get decent internet.

 

 

 

 

 

mohitsingh:

 

Im surrounded by big 10m high Kiwifruit shelter trees. It might be tricky trying to get a aerial up there

 

If you are fairly handy you could put up a mast at fairly low cost:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/radio-equipment/amateur-radio/listing-2648433444.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2497737 3-Jun-2020 23:05
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Keep looking out for Starlink...

 

Would any of the WISPs put up one of their towers on your property if you paid them?


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