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# 126922 23-Jul-2013 22:01
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So I've read all of the marketing rhetoric, and I want to know the real truth (in the way that only GZers can) 
Given that it would be rare to get an international speed of greater then 5mb/s (SFTP or another block protocol) what is the point in 100mb/s full speed fibre? 
I'd get a great speed to speedtest.orcon.net.nz but ... 

Is there any greater slice of the international pie given to customers subscribing to the higher Bandwidth?

Anyone got the higher speed? is there a discernible benefit?

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  # 864794 24-Jul-2013 08:27
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merknz: Given that it would be rare to get an international speed of greater then 5mb/s (SFTP or another block protocol) what is the point in 100mb/s full speed fibre? 

Much higher download speeds are possible and I have seen 100 Mbps from North America over an Orcon 100 Mbps connection (single threaded) but don't expect this during busy times (here or overseas) or when settings aren't optimal.  However, as has been covered in other posts, a typical speed for UFB providers for international traffic of 2-3 MBps (16-24 Mbps) is more common and there may not be always be much difference between the 100M or the 30M plan for long distances.

One big difference is upload speed. For some users going from 10 Mbps upload to 50 Mbps is a real bonus for local/national traffic.

If your requirements are mostly international downloads then the slower plan may be your answer but if local/national is important the faster plan should show useful gains.

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