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Topic # 210361 24-Mar-2017 10:46
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Hi All


Currently looking for a new isp, i know theres TONS of gorums on geekzone about this exact same topic...just looking for more uptodate info.In 30days i been with 2 different ISP's.


1) 2 degrees (expensive)
2) Now NZ (napier)


$450+ exercise :/



Requirements:
1) 1gbit Unlimited Fibre
2) not throttling - I use ALOT of data , constantly doing downloads and backups. clients machines into the magical cloud of awesomeness. on VDSL(35mbit down --9mbit up around 2tb+ a month)
2) Great offshore speeds
3) No hidden Costs


 


Point me to light fellow geekzoner's


Thanks!


 





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  Reply # 1746931 24-Mar-2017 10:49
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Do you need an SLA?

 

Clint




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  Reply # 1746933 24-Mar-2017 10:53
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clinty:

 

Do you need an SLA?

 

Clint

 

 

nope, just normal residential internet. i do backups at work and backups from home.i have backups for backups which have more backups :) i will never lose 2tb of data again, was painful.

 

This line will be at my residences





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  Reply # 1746935 24-Mar-2017 10:55
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If you need guaranteed bandwidth then the only way is via some form of service with an SLA, home packages are contested and congested and to be expected even on the higher speed plans.

 

I'm with 2degrees and backup via crashplan my entire server network and client machines at home and I haven't had any issues with throttling outside of normal peak time congestion.




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  Reply # 1746936 24-Mar-2017 10:59
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Benoire:

 

If you need guaranteed bandwidth then the only way is via some form of service with an SLA, home packages are contested and congested and to be expected even on the higher speed plans.

 

I'm with 2degrees and backup via crashplan my entire server network and client machines at home and I haven't had any issues with throttling outside of normal peak time congestion.

 

 

 

 

Honestly, i was happy with 2degrees on vdsl, my line was constantly backed up.! Price point just kept kicking me back. Interesting that you use crashplan, what speeds you getting when you upload to them, also what line are you on?Also when i signed up with Snap (now 2degrees), i signed up to a business account because it was the same price as its residential plans. Not like that anymore from what i see on their website.

 


EDIT : also noticed on 2degreess website that business only goes upto 200mb ( the boost package )





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  Reply # 1746937 24-Mar-2017 11:00
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BigPipe?

 

 if you click on this link, I get a $20 credit :)

 

 

 

https://www.bigpipe.co.nz/?referralCode=ea7efd71-84a5-4627-8037-7f49d0f9a9ea

 

 








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  Reply # 1746938 24-Mar-2017 11:01
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jimbob79:

 

BigPipe?

 

 

 

 

Thanks, its currently at the top of my list at the moment.





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  Reply # 1746944 24-Mar-2017 11:10
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BinaryLimited:

 

jimbob79:

 

BigPipe?

 

 

 

 

Thanks, its currently at the top of my list at the moment.

 

 

 

 

One thing I like about BigPipe is the QOS service on the mobile app. I'm able to stop YouYube pretty much instantly to get my kids off the computer.

 

Downside is it does not come with a static IP address which caused me some issues with my home webcams. But it was only a one of cost to buy a static IP address.

 

Also monthly plan, so no 12/24 term contracts.






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  Reply # 1746963 24-Mar-2017 11:48
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Voyager ? 

 

     

  • Fibre  1000/500 $129

While unlimited, they do have a clause about it......

 

"We believe that “Unlimited” should mean unlimited: no slow downs, no traffic shaping, no hidden charges. We want to make sure that this is true for everyone. As much as we can, we’ll let you do whatever you want on our network as fast as you can, but sometimes there’s a chance that very, very high usage will start to affect our other customers, and when that happens, we’ll talk to you about solutions that work both for you and for our other customers. We define “Fair Use” to mean the usage patterns of 99% of our users, assessed on a monthly basis. If you’re in the 1%, we’ll be in touch, but don’t worry, we won’t spring anything on you without talking to you first."

 

 

 

I use them for VDSL and never had any issues with them.

 

 





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  Reply # 1746980 24-Mar-2017 12:02
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I use 2degrees fibre. Backup three computers from home to Crashplan Australia. Backup Geekzone VMs from AKL to DC to home Microserver, daily. Happy with speeds, availability.







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  Reply # 1746991 24-Mar-2017 12:22
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freitasm:

 

I use 2degrees fibre. Backup three computers from home to Crashplan Australia. Backup Geekzone VMs from AKL to DC to home Microserver, daily. Happy with speeds, availability.

 

 

Cool, what speeds do you get to crashplan? Also, speed line do you have?

 

 

 

Does anyone use google drive or amazon($60yr unlimited) for backups, interested in those speeds too





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  Reply # 1746993 24-Mar-2017 12:28
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Gigabit. Speeds to Crashplan vary wildly because of built-in data deduplication. I have “uploaded" 20GB of files in minutes thanks to them already existing in another folder. Since I already have everything there any new files are pretty fast because ours are usually photos and documents, which are about five to six megabytes each. We have about 500 GB on Crashplan.




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  Reply # 1747004 24-Mar-2017 12:49
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how much data are you averaging a month?


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  Reply # 1747012 24-Mar-2017 13:05
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As long as you're doing bulk things off-peak then BigPipe won't mind. It's when you're maxing out your upload on a gigabit connection during peak people get upset eh @bartender




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  Reply # 1747017 24-Mar-2017 13:13
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dt:

 

how much data are you averaging a month?

 

 

From the OP: "on VDSL(35mbit down --9mbit up around 2tb+ a month"


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  Reply # 1747221 24-Mar-2017 17:52
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ubergeeknz:

 

 

 

From the OP: "on VDSL(35mbit down --9mbit up around 2tb+ a month"

 

 

Doh! hate being that guy :P

 

 

 

To OP, I use Orcon at home, their national and international performance has been rock solid for me over that last 7 years.

 

They offer unlimited and no throttling, some say they do throttle but I have NEVER experienced any although not consistently I occasionally do 1-2TB a month  and usually hover pretty close to the other months in between

 

They're not cheap though, we pay $130~ a month with VOIP and all the addons

 

 

 

Here's a couple of speedtests

 

Auckland

 

 

Sydney

 

 

I've actually had faster but no point showing ya results that happened months back :)

 

Happy to provide tracerts to any servers if you'd like

 

good luck with whoever you choose!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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