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  Reply # 571450 20-Jan-2012 20:40
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Ive waited 6 years for fixedline broadband I suppose I can wait another 6, and if not move to ozzie .... lol    

This is another case of someone waiting on the big companies and not auctually checking to see if there is a local company that can do it.

At 7km from the exchange, a fixed wireless (not satelite or cellular) will be faster than adsl and there are two companies in your area that you can approach who *probably* have coverage around shanon. They are also probably in the local yellow pages.

As mentioned above, they are
Inspirenet and thinair.

From Thinair's website: "Our coverage area spans the Manawatu and Horowhenua districts using
the latest wireless technology to deliver your services"

Why be willing to wait another 6 years, when there is probably something faster than ADSL or ADSL2+ could provide already avaliable. And Cheaper than telecom - $45 a month for 20gb at 3mbit is pretty good.

Assuming you are looking at vodafone naked dsl at $55 a month for 20gb which is probably going to be slower, thinair looks like a good deal.

Ray Taylor
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  Reply # 571564 21-Jan-2012 10:11
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Thanks Ray,

And yes your correct in that I had previously only looked at the ' Big Guns '

But it has since been confirmed that NO ISP will be able to get CHORUS to connect us, as Chorus now own the lines & stipulate how far from an exchange or roadside cabinet would be acceptable.

Also when you are fixedline broadband customer your market opens up with package present no company will offer bundle deals if you dont have Fixedline Brodband.

I have Vodafone wireless phones @ $25 a month including local calls, if I got naked bb @ $55 per month I would then have received a nice big fat discount with sky sports and saved a further $13 per month.

My contract with sky finishes in May & I will be looking then into local guys, but previously going down this road we were too far away from their equipment & had to pay shed loads to get equipment installed at our place.

I'm in a catch 22, and have to face facts that even though i'm not back of beyound rural I'm still not near ebough to utilise services that 99% of kiwi's take for granted today.

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