cyril7: Hi Mat, so when its giving you 12Mb/s what is the line attenuation and noise margin.
To be honest I don't think it would work as well as it might overseas. In NZ we generally just don't care how fast our internet is. People just assume, oh I am rural so I will have slow broadband. Or it's an old house so broadband will be slow etc. We just don't out any value on proper wiring. You look at homes for sale in the states and they will sell them as 'Ethernet ready' or 'Fibre ready'. People truly want the fastest speeds that are available to them.
Now to go back to an ad campaign, maybe if NZers new the potential for speed is there then more value will be put on wiring your home. Especially when you start talking about UFB.
I work for a cabling company. The boss did up a package for one of the main spec home builders in town here. It was very competitively priced (much less mark-up & hours than one would put on when quoting privately) and was a tiny (very tiny) portion of the complete cost of the home build. The builders were just not interested as they saw it as extra cost being put on the customer/extra cost they would have to absorb because the customer didn't want it. Instead, they just continue to let the electrician wire brand new homes in a daisy chain. Ludicrous. So yes, maybe some education to the masses is what is needed
IMHO a structured cabling system with minimum specs should be part of the building code - just like insulation and double glazing
Double Glazing is not even mentioned in the NZ Building code and there is no specific requirement for a certain level of insulation. It is a performance based system and, in fact, if you accept no more than 30% total glazing DG is not required as an acceptable solution in any NZ climate zone .It has largely been a voluntary adoption.
Generally, I'm not in favour of burdening people with more rules and regulations particularly where it applies to how they conduct their own affairs. There have been some spectacular failures of the rule book in recent years mainly because the rules rely on a small group of influencers.
Also isn't the Geek world always bleating when someone attempts to apply laws to the internet?
Ok, slightly off topic, however...... insluation requirements are included in the NZBC, check out clause H1.
Mehul: Anyone know of someone in Rotorua or near that could check my wiring?
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cyril7: Hi, no you dont need a gas arrestor, there is one at the exchange if its needed. The best connection to use is scotch locs these are water resiliant, ie the connection is an IDC one (thats insulation displacement so you dont remove the insulation to make the connection the loc will puncture it where needed) and the whole joint is bathed in water resistant gel. These are what chorus use right throughout the network.20c a piece from Ideal on a cash account.
You can get them from an electrical wholesaler, they are only a few cents each. Just get the orange two port ones