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  # 2093248 19-Sep-2018 15:28
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We have UFB in Nelson 100/20 get that 90% of the time. About 90/15 down the rest of the time.

 

In Welly we have 50/50 VDSL with NZ Wirelsss and get exactly that whenever I've tested.  We have fibre available in the building, but there is no reason to pay more when VDSL is bullet proof.





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  # 2093249 19-Sep-2018 15:28
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DarkShadow:

 

nitro:

 

darylblake:

 

Obviously fibre will be better, but in the grand scheme of things for the average user your internet experience will only be marginally better than a decent VDSL line.

 

 

i'm not sure i understand this...  if i jump from 20 Mbps xDSL to 200 Mbps fibre, my internet experience will definitely be more than marginally better.

 

or did i miss your point completely?

 

 

Most "average user" just surf the web and stream Netflix on 720p. For those users 20Mbps is just as good as 200Mbps. If you don't classify yourself as "average" then naturally your experience will vary.

 

 

yes, of course.

 

but the "average user" will inevitably evolve over time...

 

if the facility is there, applications usually follow... cloud backups, smart homes, 4k/8k uhd video, surveillance, live personal hd broadcasts...

 

"if you build it, they will come."

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2093251 19-Sep-2018 15:29
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iamsammajor:

 

darylblake:

 

Obviously fibre will be better, but in the grand scheme of things for the average user your internet experience will only be marginally better than a decent VDSL line.

 

 

 

 

if i could get something like your signature, i would be happy as:)

 

 

Swings and roundabouts.. I got 10 gig DFAS at work, but only 50mbit/20mbit VDSL at home. Can't get fibre until end of 2019 according to chorus, so I suspect thats early 2020.


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  # 2093260 19-Sep-2018 15:41
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nitro:

 

DarkShadow:

 

nitro:

 

darylblake:

 

Obviously fibre will be better, but in the grand scheme of things for the average user your internet experience will only be marginally better than a decent VDSL line.

 

 

i'm not sure i understand this...  if i jump from 20 Mbps xDSL to 200 Mbps fibre, my internet experience will definitely be more than marginally better.

 

or did i miss your point completely?

 

 

Most "average user" just surf the web and stream Netflix on 720p. For those users 20Mbps is just as good as 200Mbps. If you don't classify yourself as "average" then naturally your experience will vary.

 

 

yes, of course.

 

but the "average user" will inevitably evolve over time...

 

if the facility is there, applications usually follow... cloud backups, smart homes, 4k/8k uhd video, surveillance, live personal hd broadcasts...

 

"if you build it, they will come."

 

 

 

 

Of course. I'm glad our government decided to roll out fibre so we'll be ready when bandwidth demand exceeds what's available on copper.




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  # 2093319 19-Sep-2018 17:25
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darylblake:

 

iamsammajor:

 

darylblake:

 

Obviously fibre will be better, but in the grand scheme of things for the average user your internet experience will only be marginally better than a decent VDSL line.

 

 

 

 

if i could get something like your signature, i would be happy as:)

 

 

Swings and roundabouts.. I got 10 gig DFAS at work, but only 50mbit/20mbit VDSL at home. Can't get fibre until end of 2019 according to chorus, so I suspect thats early 2020.

 

 

 

 

haha it is one of those thing that available by 2019, which means the 31 of December the earliest




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  # 2093325 19-Sep-2018 17:27
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DarkShadow:

 

Of course. I'm glad our government decided to roll out fibre so we'll be ready when bandwidth demand exceeds what's available on copper.

 

 

i was only just getting into cloud backup, my friend look at me like im antique.


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  # 2093621 20-Sep-2018 09:33
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Hey iamsammajor, all of Chorus consumer copper products are sold at the max speed the line will go, so there's no speed shaping on any copper consumer line.

 

2 degrees do offer an 80GB data cap plan though, meaning you can download up to that amount.  

 

As for fibre, you should always be getting near to if not the exact speed you're paying for, if your WiFi and home equipment is up for the challenge. ^Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 




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  # 2093651 20-Sep-2018 10:06
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Chorusnz:

 

Hey iamsammajor, all of Chorus consumer copper products are sold at the max speed the line will go, so there's no speed shaping on any copper consumer line.

 

2 degrees do offer an 80GB data cap plan though, meaning you can download up to that amount.  

 

As for fibre, you should always be getting near to if not the exact speed you're paying for, if your WiFi and home equipment is up for the challenge. ^Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thank you for the input. it is good to know. hoping to see what is like to download at 900m :)


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  # 2094343 21-Sep-2018 09:40
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Already asked and answered, but to address OP's question directly first off - no your ADSL or VDSL speed is no indicator of Fibre speed - they're just completely different technologies. Fibre's a pretty much it works, or it doesn't thing - distance doesn't matter too much.

 

For example, at my place we could only get ADSL (too far for VDSL even) up until this year - which mean't we went from a 1MBps ADSL connection to Spark FibreMAX at 940MBps. 

 

Needless to say it's night and day and I chew anyone's ear off who cares to listen that Fibre is the way - stable, downloads so fast you blink sometimes and miss them, local pings are awesome, international pings slightly better (but physics is still physics - its not quite magic) and the unlimited data aspect means that my better half is super happy streaming whatever shows she wants. 

 

It's even about even for us cost wise - we replaced the existing landline (WAF) - which mean's that the monthly payment for FibreMAX costs about the same as we were paying for ASDL & Landline etc.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2094348 21-Sep-2018 09:45
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Nice - I have some friends in a similar situation. Literally getting worse than 1.5Mbps on ADSL, and are going to be able to get Fibre next year. 




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  # 2097694 27-Sep-2018 19:17
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Hey guys, 

 

 

 

the tech came over today to install the fibre. i have fibre which is great, the pin down from 20ms to 2ms which is awesome.

 

i have a edge router lite so i have quickly put it in and follow Michael's Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial 

 

and enable offload hoping to get full speed of 900/400 however, i have this (tested with ethernet cable to switch)

 

 

i guess this is not normal. as download is a lot less than upload. edgerouter is in the latest firmware, and offload status is this

 

 

 

 

any of you have this similar issue?

 

please help

 

 

 

thanks,

 

Sam

 

 


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  # 2097697 27-Sep-2018 19:20
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Looks like a profile issue.

 

 

 

Have you spoken to 2D? see this one commonly on their side.





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  # 2097699 27-Sep-2018 19:23
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hio77:

 

Looks like a profile issue.

 

 

 

Have you spoken to 2D? see this one commonly on their side.

 

 

yes i did, 

 

i asked "i am on 900/400 plan correct? my speed test only show im on 100/300"

 

guy on the phone" yes sir, you are on 900/400 plan which your speed can go up to 900"

 

then thats it.....


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  # 2097704 27-Sep-2018 19:27
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iamsammajor:

 

hio77:

 

Looks like a profile issue.

 

 

 

Have you spoken to 2D? see this one commonly on their side.

 

 

yes i did, 

 

i asked "i am on 900/400 plan correct? my speed test only show im on 100/300"

 

guy on the phone" yes sir, you are on 900/400 plan which your speed can go up to 900"

 

then thats it.....

 

 

might need to get the chorus side of the profile checked.. slight errors in entering the values, speed drops... wups.

 

considering you have gone to callcenter, @nickmack might be able to press a little more





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  # 2097707 27-Sep-2018 19:29
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ping @2degreescare - as @hio77 says, it seems to be an occasional issue that pops up when a connection is initially provisioned. Sometimes it sorts itself out overnight, sometimes it needs a prod behind the scenes.


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