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#55673 7-Jan-2010 23:34
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ADSL2 broadband to 80% of NZ'ers by 2011.

Great, so after much looking find http://www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps

This tells me that where I own my home (rural Waipu) I'm not even on the list for exchange upgrades. My exchange is Paparoa. According to the map there isn't even any cabinets tied to that exchange.

Wouldn't it be nice to at least give my area a cabinet so I could enjoy decent ADSL1 speeds. Currently I'm limited to 2Mbit by the antiqated technology in my exchange. Now, I'm really happy that I can get any speed, but I own this property and I plan to spend many years there. So I have a vested interest in not being left behind.

Whangarei are rolling out a fibre network over power lines. Lets hope fibre reaches me since Telecom have no plans to bring us out of the stone age.

By the time most of NZ has ADSL2+ it is already an outdated technology. Hurry up and roll out fibre. It is the only way to go. Rewiring every single household in the country each time your need a ADSL upgrade is not feasible.

Doesn't telecom understand that communications is a key part of economic stimulus for rural sectors also? Because it's status quo forever at the moment.


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  #287962 7-Jan-2010 23:36
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You're lucky you even have ADSL!
I know a few people who live around Waipu who can't even get ADSL so are stuck on dial-up.

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  #287971 8-Jan-2010 00:55
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Unxious: Whangarei are rolling out a fibre network over power lines.

Which I highly doubt we'll see affordable plans out of within the next 6 years.




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  #287973 8-Jan-2010 01:01
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Detruire:
Unxious: Whangarei are rolling out a fibre network over power lines.

Which I highly doubt we'll see affordable plans out of within the next 6 years.


Yea and TelstraClear are the only ISP who have access to the fibre to sell connections.

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  #287974 8-Jan-2010 01:07
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I remember reading in one of the papers that the agreement ends either this year or next.




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  #287983 8-Jan-2010 06:00
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Old people are utterly stupid, they see the thick fibre cables rolling out and do not see any use for such technology and complain that it looks ugly and they do not want it. Using existing copper lines is easier and cost effective I guess. The monthly bandwidth in NZ is so low "highspeeds" is nothing more then marketing.

2mbit is lucky, most of us seem to be capped on non-capped deals. On xnet's pay as you go we randomly get capped at 256mbits and currently 1mbit is our max speed.

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  #288224 8-Jan-2010 16:45
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Krisando: Old people are utterly stupid


Awwwww that's not very nice...

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  #288233 8-Jan-2010 17:01
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Krisando: Old people are utterly stupid, they see the thick fibre cables rolling out and do not see any use for such technology and complain that it looks ugly and they do not want it. Using existing copper lines is easier and cost effective I guess. The monthly bandwidth in NZ is so low "highspeeds" is nothing more then marketing.

2mbit is lucky, most of us seem to be capped on non-capped deals. On xnet's pay as you go we randomly get capped at 256mbits and currently 1mbit is our max speed.


Wow, I wish I could get 256mbits! My line speed is only 16mbit/s, which I can satuate before lunch times..

 
 
 
 


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  #288274 8-Jan-2010 20:05
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have you tried satellite broadband? i think it will give you 5Mbps download.

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  #288281 8-Jan-2010 20:40
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Satellite is awfully expensive and high-latency.




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  #288286 8-Jan-2010 21:05
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Have a look at http://northlandconnect.co.nz/ they offer internet by micowave, not sure if you can access it in your location though.

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  #288294 8-Jan-2010 21:32
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Another provider for the Whangarei area is Ubernet:

http://www.ubernet.co.nz/

I know two different households using this service now, and they are very happy with it. Minimum download speed is 3Mbps and if you subscribe to their phone service, you don't need a landline at all!



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  #288516 9-Jan-2010 20:29
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Thanks for you input people. I'm signed up to northpower fibre RSS feed and I have registered my interest. They said they are looking at bring residential homes onto the Fibre network in Whangarei this year (if I read that right).

I'd certainly going to push for Fibre coming my way. Even if it takes a few years it is a stronger option that Telecom is ever going to offer. I am going to live in my house forever.


Thanks also for the links to the broadband providers.

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