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# 79343 16-Mar-2011 12:52
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Hi,

A friend here in Whakatane (on the WHK exchange) was just upgraded to ADSL2+ and now connects at over 10 Mb/s. He is with Slingshot.

I'm on the same exchange, with TelstraClear, and I'm still only getting ADSL1 speeds and the modem is reporting a G.DMT connection which I believe is still ADSL1. My parents, also with TCL, are also on G.DMT. Work is also with TCL and while I don't have access to the modem, speed tests would indicate that it's ADSL1 as well.

The interesting thing is that Telecom Wholesale's site reckons that the upgrade isn't due until September. Nevertheless I've seen Chorus people working around town so it looks like the wheels are in motion. I'm just surprised that the upgrade doesn't seem to have affected everyone.

How do these upgrades actually work? Obviously we'll get there eventually but I'm just wondering whether to expect ADSL2+ in a matter of days, or whether it'll still be months away.

Thanks :)

Edit: I forgot to point out that my friend is connecting directly to the exchange according to Telecom's maps (no cabinet). My parents also connect directly. There's a planned cabinet for me (so the exchange upgrade probably won't boost my speeds much if at all) but I'm currently still connected to the exchange.

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  # 448874 16-Mar-2011 13:27
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Slingshot is putting there own hardware into many exchanges around NZ.
My exchange in Feilding is getting a Telecom upgrade in Sept but Slingshot put there own hardware in and now I have ADSL2+

I don't know why Slingshot isn't advertising that they can deliver adsl2+ at exchanges that Telecom only supplies ADSL from.



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  # 448876 16-Mar-2011 13:38
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You're not kidding when you say that they're not advertising; I can't find any sort of Slingshot exchange list at all! When I put "slingshot whakatane" into Google, the only half-relevant page is one saying that they do not offer iTalk here.

Oops, forgot the important bit: That does explain the difference though, and hopefully a TCL/Telecom rollout won't be too far away. Thanks for the reply.

 
 
 
 


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  # 448893 16-Mar-2011 14:51
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i remember somewhere on the Chorus website, it says just because you are in the Cabinet range, doesn't necessarily mean you will be connect to it, you may still connect to Exchange, i guess you could check when is that exchange will be upgrade to ADSL2+ fist?

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  # 449010 16-Mar-2011 19:17
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We put adsl2+ gear into an exchange along side Telecoms gear. We move slingshot customers from Telecom's gear and plug them into the gear that's been put in. Your friend is a slingshot customer so he gets adsl2+.

People still using Telecoms gear (every other ISP in Whakatane) do not get upgraded, because they're left on the original gear.

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Telecom will have a planned upgrade for their older ADSL equipment, check on www.telecomwholesale.co.nz/maps - Central Whakatane gets ADSL2+ from Sep 2011.




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  # 449395 17-Mar-2011 21:56
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scottr: We put adsl2+ gear into an exchange along side Telecoms gear. We move slingshot customers from Telecom's gear and plug them into the gear that's been put in. Your friend is a slingshot customer so he gets adsl2+.

People still using Telecoms gear (every other ISP in Whakatane) do not get upgraded, because they're left on the original gear.

Thanks, it's good to have a definitive answer. And today I saw Telecom/Chorus digging up the street so it looks like cabinetisation is finally happening here too :)

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