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  #2378980 20-Dec-2019 08:47
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MikeB4:

 

dt:

 

MikeB4:

 

My current Orcon contract finished this month but I just cannot come up with a plausible reason to get this and that is annoying me.

 

 

is "so you can add your speedtest result to your geekzone signature" a good enough reason?

 

;-) 

 

 

I don't do that now but bragging rights against Australian and UK based friends and family now that's a different story.

 

 

At this point teasing Australia about it's slow internet seems akin to cruelty :)

 

 


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  #2379025 20-Dec-2019 09:30
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Why can't they make the current plans symmetrical instead of introducing these crazy, no real world use, symmetrical plans

 

1gbit/1gbit would be nice


 
 
 
 


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  #2379029 20-Dec-2019 09:33
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dfnt:

 

Why can't they make the current plans symmetrical instead of introducing these crazy, no real world use, symmetrical plans

 

1gbit/1gbit would be nice

 

 

Hi, GPon, unlike XGPon is not  symmetric, ie 2.5G/1.25G

 

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  #2413147 5-Feb-2020 16:02
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I read that the ONT will act as a router/modem

 

So if I signup to this for 12 months then downgrade to 1Gbps, are they going to replace the ONT with a standard one? Would I still need a router/modem if I downgrade to 1Gbps?


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  #2413149 5-Feb-2020 16:03
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zyo:

 

I read that the ONT will act as a router.

 

So if I signup to this for 12 months then downgrade to 1Gbps, are they going to replace the ONT with a standard one? Would I still need a router if I downgrade to 1Gbps?

 

 

Pretty sure @BMarquis explained this question at nznog the other day..





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  #2413151 5-Feb-2020 16:05
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zyo:

 

I read that the ONT will act as a router.

 

So if I signup to this for 12 months then downgrade to 1Gbps, are they going to replace the ONT with a standard one? Would I still need a router if I downgrade to 1Gbps?

 

 

Pretty sure @BMarquis explained this question at nznog the other day..

 

 

 

 

Not familiar with nznog, would you kindly post the relevant link (if there is one)?


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  #2413152 5-Feb-2020 16:08
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Hi, its a 7hr long Youtube segment, although BMarquis only spoke for around 15-20min on the matter, but yes the new ONT is XGPON only, so if you down grade to a 1G service the ONT will have to be swapped out.

 

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  #2413164 5-Feb-2020 16:24
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Brent comes on about 4 hours 46 minutes into the Day 1 video. here  https://youtu.be/4xGxotBk8AM?t=17196

 

 


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  #2413218 5-Feb-2020 17:26
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It’s a bit early to define how we will handle downgrades.
At the moment, the XGS ONTs are very expensive. Like eye wateringly expensive.
Using them for a 1gbps or less service is a bit wasteful. There is, of course, a delicate trade off with a truck roll and associated impact to the end user who will need to be home for the ONT swap.

We have a few folks working on solutions.

But, why would you ever want to downgrade? ;) Hyperfibre is the future.

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  #2413311 5-Feb-2020 20:07
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BMarquis:

 

At the moment, the XGS ONTs are very expensive. Like eye wateringly expensive.
We have a few folks working on solutions.

But, why would you ever want to downgrade? ;) Hyperfibre is the future.

 

That reminds me... I'm still lacking a xgspon ont on my desk ;)





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  #2413318 5-Feb-2020 20:14
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hio77:

 

BMarquis:

 

At the moment, the XGS ONTs are very expensive. Like eye wateringly expensive.
We have a few folks working on solutions.

But, why would you ever want to downgrade? ;) Hyperfibre is the future.

 

That reminds me... I'm still lacking a xgspon ont on my desk ;)

 


I can send you some anti septic spray just in case you do spill it on there. 

 

 


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  #2413321 5-Feb-2020 20:32
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networkn:

 

hio77:

 

BMarquis:

 

At the moment, the XGS ONTs are very expensive. Like eye wateringly expensive.
We have a few folks working on solutions.

But, why would you ever want to downgrade? ;) Hyperfibre is the future.

 

That reminds me... I'm still lacking a xgspon ont on my desk ;)

 


I can send you some anti septic spray just in case you do spill it on there. 

 

 

 

 

Ha, that bit comes from somehow convincing a OLT card to be installed in my exchange early ;) 





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  #2413451 6-Feb-2020 09:46
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BMarquis: It’s a bit early to define how we will handle downgrades.
At the moment, the XGS ONTs are very expensive. Like eye wateringly expensive.
Using them for a 1gbps or less service is a bit wasteful. There is, of course, a delicate trade off with a truck roll and associated impact to the end user who will need to be home for the ONT swap.

We have a few folks working on solutions.

But, why would you ever want to downgrade? ;) Hyperfibre is the future.

 

Well, considering Southern Cross Cable only has around 5Tbits lit capacity. 4gbps might not reach its full potential?


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zyo:

 

 

 

Well, considering Southern Cross Cable only has around 5Tbits lit capacity. 4gbps might not reach its full potential?

 

 

 

 

Most smaller ISP's don't even have 4Gbps of international bandwidth. So you won't see them offering this plan.

 

Even larger ones are offering it with caution as it takes only a few bad users to start congesting their network.

 

 


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  #2432339 4-Mar-2020 12:01
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I can now get Fibre 4000 at my Wellington address. A couple of questions to an Orcon representative:

 

1. ETA on the install if I order it today?

 

2. Any plans to replace Google WiFi mesh with something quicker to take full advantage of the new speeds? eg. TP-Link x60.

 

3. If not can I return my Google WiFi and buy my own mesh for the new connection? Will that break my current contract/penalties?

 

Edit:

 

4. Fibre 2000 plans in the future?


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