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Topic # 191477 5-Feb-2016 13:42
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Any body know how to do this?  I got quoted $300 for a tech to visit and do a check which seems a bit high

 

Its a rural property that looks like it recently had its exchange upgraded, so I'd like it verified





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  Reply # 1485905 5-Feb-2016 13:52
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There is no process for a tech to visit and test for a connection - so $300 sounds reasonable.

 

What do the Chorus coverage maps and prequel show? These are the normal way of establishing VDSL2 capabilities.

 

 




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  Reply # 1485906 5-Feb-2016 13:53
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sbiddle:

 

There is no process for a tech to visit and test for a connection - so $300 sounds reasonable.

 

What do the Chorus coverage maps and prequel show? These are the normal way of establishing VDSL2 capabilities.

 

 

 

They show as positive but I've been stung by that before





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  Reply # 1485976 5-Feb-2016 15:08
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Killerkiwi2005:

 

sbiddle:

 

There is no process for a tech to visit and test for a connection - so $300 sounds reasonable.

 

What do the Chorus coverage maps and prequel show? These are the normal way of establishing VDSL2 capabilities.

 

 

 

They show as positive but I've been stung by that before

 

 

 

 

as a semi-reasonable rule of thumb you can get an idea of how likely the chorus map is to be right by how close your property is to the line that separates the ADSL (light brown ">10Mbps") from VDSL.  (dark brown  ">20Mbps")

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

 

If your property is very close to that dividing line, VDSL might be touch and go  

 

If you property is closer to the middle of the shape, further away from the line, then it's very likely VDSL will be fine.  It's not 100% of course, but can give you some confidence one way or another.

 

 





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  Reply # 1485982 5-Feb-2016 15:16
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BigPipeNZ:

 

Killerkiwi2005:

 

sbiddle:

 

There is no process for a tech to visit and test for a connection - so $300 sounds reasonable.

 

What do the Chorus coverage maps and prequel show? These are the normal way of establishing VDSL2 capabilities.

 

 

 

They show as positive but I've been stung by that before

 

 

 

 

as a semi-reasonable rule of thumb you can get an idea of how likely the chorus map is to be right by how close your property is to the line that separates the ADSL (light brown ">10Mbps") from VDSL.  (dark brown  ">20Mbps")

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps

 

If your property is very close to that dividing line, VDSL might be touch and go  

 

If you property is closer to the middle of the shape, further away from the line, then it's very likely VDSL will be fine.  It's not 100% of course, but can give you some confidence one way or another.

 

 

Its about 1/2 way so I'm hopeful but it looks like a recent exchange upgrade as there was no vdsl there ~ 2 months ago on the chorus map





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  Reply # 1485992 5-Feb-2016 15:31
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Hi there,

 

The Chorus auto pre-qual is pretty good, but if you PM me with the address we can run a manual one and double check it for added accuracy. 

 

Cheers, Quentin





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