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Topic # 151462 26-Aug-2014 13:07
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New Orcon General Manager, Michael Shirley, today announced Orcon customers will be able to access previously blocked international websites with Global Mode, coinciding with survey results pointing to a shift from broadcast TV to online streaming.

Global Mode, now live, is a free and automatic service for Orcon customers that allows Kiwis to access global streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu and BBC iPlayer.
Michael Shirley says, “For too long now, consumers have been limited in regards to the websites they can access and content they can watch. Our customers want a platform where they can make those decisions for themselves and it’s great to be able to offer it to them.”

The internet company has also announced a 100Mb/s Fibre plan for $105 per month for 100GB or $115 per month unlimited data, meaning households with multiple devices can really maximise the greater content options now available.

A recent survey of more than 4,000 Orcon customers shows that three out of every four customers prefer to stream content online. And only one in five customers prefer to download content with little support for watching it via traditional broadcast TV.

Mr Shirley says, “We expect this trend to continue. Broadcast TV is dying so we want to give customers access to even more online content, matched with cheaper high-spec ultra-fast broadband plans”.

In June Google awarded Orcon UFB with YouTube HD verification after passing the challenging rating criteria in Google’s new Video Quality Report. The ratings show that Orcon UFB customers stream YouTube in HD at least 90 per cent of the time.

“The Fibre 100 Unlimited plan is perfect for families or flats which consume loads of HD content on multiple devices or enjoy gaming; all while not having to worry about buffering and bill shock at the end of the month,” he adds.

“Streaming online TV shouldn’t have to mean low definition.”

One week into his role, the industry veteran with more than 20 years’ Telco experience, says the future is looking bright for Orcon and Orcon customers.

“We have the right people who are passionate about continuing to bring First World Internet to New Zealand, and we will continue to deliver it through the best, most innovative products and services”.




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  Reply # 1115834 26-Aug-2014 13:10
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TVNZ and friends must be getting excited now!




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  Reply # 1115839 26-Aug-2014 13:14
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Release is here :)

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  Reply # 1115848 26-Aug-2014 13:25
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When is it effective from? What do i need to do to enable it?

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  Reply # 1115851 26-Aug-2014 13:30
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Uh what, I got an email from them saying they ahd to roll it back:


Planned maintenance (Enabling global mode) caused issues - this change has now been rolled back.
Problem should be resolved, some customers will require a modem reboot.





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  Reply # 1115867 26-Aug-2014 13:53
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Sweet. If it works well I might be able to ditch unotelly! Would love a full list of affected sites.



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  Reply # 1115874 26-Aug-2014 14:16
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Dairyxox: When is it effective from? What do i need to do to enable it?


Available NOW.

Updated the OP with release.





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  Reply # 1115887 26-Aug-2014 14:32
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Zeon: Uh what, I got an email from them saying they ahd to roll it back:


For a short time, yes but its now good to go!

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  Reply # 1115888 26-Aug-2014 14:32
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Dairyxox: What do i need to do to enable it?


Nothing! As long as you haven't fiddled with your DNS on your router.



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  Reply # 1115904 26-Aug-2014 14:54
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hmmmm, must be the first time im thinking of moving from Snap fibre but at $24 cheaper for unlimited and now Global mode it's tempting.




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  Reply # 1115908 26-Aug-2014 15:05
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just checking, but in the press release it says $115 for unlimited 100 Mbps fibre , yet when i check the join up page it says $129. Which one is right ?




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  Reply # 1115909 26-Aug-2014 15:06
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Perfect timing - Getflix just emailed to say they've changed ownership so have cancelled my payments. 

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  Reply # 1115910 26-Aug-2014 15:10
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vexxxboy: just checking, but in the press release it says $115 for unlimited 100 Mbps fibre , yet when i check the join up page it says $129. Which one is right ?


Im not in the office but I believe the new plans will be on the website to order from tomorrow, sorry if that wasnt clear.




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  Reply # 1115912 26-Aug-2014 15:13
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FireEngine:
vexxxboy: just checking, but in the press release it says $115 for unlimited 100 Mbps fibre , yet when i check the join up page it says $129. Which one is right ?


Im not in the office but I believe the new plans will be on the website to order from tomorrow, sorry if that wasnt clear.



 it might have been somewhere in release but i just saw the price and didnt really look elsewherelaughing . Will check tomorrow




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  Reply # 1115924 26-Aug-2014 15:39
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So will Sky TV start banning Orcon ads too?

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  Reply # 1115925 26-Aug-2014 15:48
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nate: So will Sky TV start banning Orcon ads too?


If it keeps up like this, Sky will have to go back to NO Advertising like it originally was :) 


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