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#61160 11-May-2010 00:55
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We are moving shortly to Greytown. I'm wondering about quality of broadband services in the wairarapa.  I'm presently not sure what the options will be at the home we are moving to. I have heard that speeds are slow. Anyone wish to share their experiences.

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  #328755 11-May-2010 07:59
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Hi, 

I have a slingshot broadband account in Carterton, and apart from needing to call the tech out to climb up the pole and jiggle some wires every time the wind blows them out of their "protective cover", I get ~7Mbps / ~500kbps which is about as good as plain old ADSL gets in my own experience. I think it all comes down to the quality of the lines in your street and distance from the exchange, the Wairarapa is not much different to some areas in the main centres in that respect.

Cheers,
Robin 

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  #328758 11-May-2010 08:02
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There is no ADSL2+ there yet. The best bet is to look at the coverage maps and look foy yourself

www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps

If you are near the town you will presumably get good speeds and will get ADSL2+ once it becomes available from the exchange and cabinets.

 
 
 
 


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  #328759 11-May-2010 08:04
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Hi, are you moving to the town itself or further out. Currently the town is well served by the exchange on the main street (to the north of town) so if you are within the standard 2-3km of cable from there then DSL speeds should be pretty much up there for ADSL1.

Greytown is on the eastern North Island leg fibre run, so the exchange itself is well catered for backhaul. Its due for upgrade to ADSL2+ mid next year with a couple of cabinets to improve performance to the west of the main highway.

Other than that if you are well outside the town belt then maybe wireless is the go.

http://www.wizbiz.co.nz/index1.htm

Cyril



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  #329978 14-May-2010 00:21
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We are less then a 1km from Greytown main street. We contacted Telecom. They got back to me and said Broadband not presently available at our address as not enough capacity for number of users in Greytown. So will have to wait until they add more capacity or someone gives up their broadband line. How pathetic in this day and age not to be able to get broadband in a reasonable sized town. I'm  annoyed with telecom. They are obviously not providing the infrastructure required. Option now appear to be wireless or dial up. I feel like we are returning to the middle ages.

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  #330008 14-May-2010 08:31
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Hi, sad that, looks like you might need to wait till mid next year when the exchange is upgraded to ADSL2+ with more ports to boot, guess they are reluctant to put more ports in at the moment with a major upgrade cued for a few months away.

How much data do you need, if only modest in the interim maybe 3G (either XT or Voda) with a $99 prepay USB stick might get you through till ports turn up. Or if you need more 1 or 3G/month then on a plan.

Cyril

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  #330024 14-May-2010 09:29
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I'm not sure what the XT offering is like out here, but there is no real 3G on vodafone, only "3G extended" I find it almost unusable in Carterton via the Huawei device or my iPhone.

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  #330027 14-May-2010 09:40
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Both networks (XT and Voda900 extend) show good coverage with a few less than good so you should get good coverage especially if you optimally locate the device or use an external antenna, you can get couplers for USB sticks to enable an external antenna.

I would give the wizbiz guys a crack as linked above.

Cyril

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