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Topic # 58629 16-Mar-2010 13:13
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I'm new around town, Stuarts my name and getting people aware of Vectors new initiative to bring fibre to the door around NZ is my game!!! :D

I'm currently working for the ad agency who is supporting Vector to bring fibre to every home in Auckland and later on, NZ. But not only that, I think fibre to the door is an extremely excellent idea which will enable users to gain so much more out of life, i.e. online world!! Get behind Vector and say yes to fibre to the door and soon your dreams will become a reality as NZ'ers will enjoy the freedom of ultra fast broadband connections.

Visit www.fibretothedoor.co.nz to learn more about the situation and to have your say!! Don't let NZ lag anymore.

Over and out.

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  Reply # 307799 16-Mar-2010 13:25
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Is your proposal Active (p2p) Ethernet or GPON?

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  Reply # 307804 16-Mar-2010 13:29
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Welcome

The real world is fine but a lot of it lives internationally Whats your suggestions for solving the real issue ... the international bottleneck ?.... Fine if all your all content is Local ....

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Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  Reply # 307808 16-Mar-2010 13:43
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Welcome.

Instead of just linkdropping the site for your client maybe you'd also like to engage in the existing threads on here discussing the pros and cons of FTTH deployments?

FTTH isn't the magic solution to people's internet issues.

By itself it's not going to deliver significantly cheaper, faster broadband. There are also many issues such as the technology used for the deployment and also issues of who's going to be paying somewhere in the realm of $1000 upwards to install and kit out a house for fibre. There are also the issues with legacy services such as monitored alarms and inability to use dialup internet services and products such as PPV movie ordering on Sky. It's not quite as simple as a DIY $89 ADSL install.

I'm not anti FTTH in any way and would love to have fibre to my home - I'm just pointing out some of the issues that people are totally overlooking.

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  Reply # 307838 16-Mar-2010 14:57
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I'm currently working for the ad agency who is supporting Vector to bring fibre to every home in Auckland and later on, NZ. But not only that, I think fibre to the door is an extremely excellent idea which will enable users to gain so much more out of life, i.e. online world!! Get behind Vector and say yes to fibre to the door and soon your dreams will become a reality as NZ'ers will enjoy the freedom of ultra fast broadband connections.



I have no issues for people to be out advocating for fibre to the home as a concept, but I do get slightly annoyed when monopolies (which vector is one of) start using customers money to run a PR campaign to convince the Government to give them money to undertake this rollout.

If fibre to the home is such an amazing life changing event why is Vector not using its considerable financial clout to run the rollout on its own volition, instead of astro-turfing for a handout....

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  Reply # 307858 16-Mar-2010 15:57
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But this should coincide with that big international underwater fibre cable that company is building. Should be completed by 2013 so I cant wait :D Thumbs up Vector! Break Telecoms monopoly!




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  Reply # 307859 16-Mar-2010 16:06
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tardtasticx: But this should coincide with that big international underwater fibre cable that company is building. Should be completed by 2013 so I cant wait :D Thumbs up Vector! Break Telecoms monopoly!


I assume you're meaning the new Pacific Fibre cable? If so this has nothing to do with Vector.


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  Reply # 307860 16-Mar-2010 16:13
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sbiddle:
tardtasticx: But this should coincide with that big international underwater fibre cable that company is building. Should be completed by 2013 so I cant wait :D Thumbs up Vector! Break Telecoms monopoly!


I assume you're meaning the new Pacific Fibre cable? If so this has nothing to do with Vector.



I know that, I was referring to the FTTP though, because Telecom currently own the lines. So if Vector put fibre through, and if they are able to get cheap data from who-ever owns the Pacific Fibre cable, then we should have heaps more choice. Because right now Telecom owns half of the one connecting us to Australia, so they can charge what ever they like in theory. 




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  Reply # 308036 16-Mar-2010 22:21
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Won't this just turn Vector into a super monoply with power+broadband. Hope their broadband price will be capped



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  Reply # 308262 17-Mar-2010 13:21
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This is a general reply to all the posts I recieved.

Vector want to deliver MetroEthernet as a transport layer as this network has a very wide coverage, i.e. simple and robust! But it needs a high performance NGN with the perferred connection FTTB.

NZ is definitely lagging in terms of broadband connections speeds as I'm sure you are all aware. I don't have a lot/any suggestions on how to cure the problem on a global scale as I'm quite new to the topic myself, but I do know that the future looks a whole lot brighter if we encourage competition, away from Telecoms current monopoly, which will of course drive pricews down (according to Adam Smith) whilst having the best broadband connections available along the way. I don't see the negative implications as Vector are tying to help NZ as a whole, not just the public sector, which will benefit the govt. anyway.

I agreee with the points you have state sbiddle. I'm not going to say I'm an expert of the matter because I'm not, but I feel if Vectors plan is chosen, they won't be by themselves at all. For one, Vodafone strongly support Vectors initiatives and will help them along the way. This wil help grow the industry to eventually drive down the prices as more options become available along the way, plus a huge increase in broadband speeds for the majority of consumers (can only benefit NZ - other providers may come in along to the way to support those left behind still, but its better to have some parts on par with the rest of the world rather than holding the whole country up).
There will never be a simple and clear answer to such a large problem as NZ, and the world is so fickle when it comes to any radical change and nothing ever happens over night - but change can bring hope for a better future.
As you know, I'm quite new to the 'geekzone' so will definitely be checking out what people have been saying about FTTH.

I hope this has answered some/all of your posts and please feel free to continue the pro's and con's of bringing fibre to the door for NZ!

Fibrefan out

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  Reply # 308303 17-Mar-2010 14:26
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Please advise when Vector will be installing fibre broadband to my door.

I live in Broadmeadows, Wellington - a suburb where all services are provided underground.

I await your public reply.

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Reply # 308308 17-Mar-2010 14:43
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Zippity:

I live in Broadmeadows, Wellington - a suburb where all services are provided underground.

I await your public reply.


Sounds highly suspect!

FibreFan:

There will never be a simple and clear answer to such a large problem as NZ.



You wouldnt happen to be Australian by any chance would you?



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  Reply # 308313 17-Mar-2010 14:47
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FibreFan:

There will never be a simple and clear answer to such a large problem as NZ.




You wouldnt happen to be Australian by any chance would you?


Hah, no not at all! I was trying to convey my point as an innocent by stander because having slow internet affects all who use it and there is not much we can do, as individuals (unless you're an extreme computer wiz), to curb it. That is why I feel so strongly about supporting Vectors initiatives to roll-out fibre to the door for NZ's.

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  Reply # 308335 17-Mar-2010 15:31
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FibreFan: Vector want to deliver MetroEthernet as a transport layer as this network has a very wide coverage, i.e. simple and robust! But it needs a high performance NGN with the perferred connection FTTB.

I am very pleased that Vector aren't proposing GPON. Let's hope that the Govt choses their proposal and dosen't give Telecom or another provider a brand new monopoly to be abused which is what a GPON network would be.

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  Reply # 308458 17-Mar-2010 20:28
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Like the ad, but thinking you maybe need to redirect the TV money to keeping the power on after today's outages

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  Reply # 308461 17-Mar-2010 20:41
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savag3:
FibreFan: Vector want to deliver MetroEthernet as a transport layer as this network has a very wide coverage, i.e. simple and robust! But it needs a high performance NGN with the perferred connection FTTB.

I am very pleased that Vector aren't proposing GPON. Let's hope that the Govt choses their proposal and dosen't give Telecom or another provider a brand new monopoly to be abused which is what a GPON network would be.

I've been meaning to reply to the existing thread about this.

Why do you feel that this is a likely outcome of using GPON?  Without some sound reasoning you are spreading some pretty severe FUD.

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