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# 50183 24-Nov-2009 08:37
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Orcon has announced they will not count traffic to and from YouTube until the end of January 2010...




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  # 275718 24-Nov-2009 08:54
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You beat me too it!

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  # 275728 24-Nov-2009 09:42
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Maybe you need to excusively promote here first... and let everyone else know last? :P haha

 
 
 
 




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  # 275732 24-Nov-2009 09:58
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Also got the press release now:


Media release   
Tuesday 24 November 2009

‘All you can eat’ YouTube for Orcon customers

Orcon customers are going to enjoy a great summer of video entertainment with the announcement that YouTube traffic from the ISP is zero rated until the end of January 2010.

From today Orcon customers can both download and upload as much as they want from the popular video content site without any fear of blowing out their data caps.

Until now Orcon customers have received zero-rated traffic from a selected range of popular New Zealand websites such as TVNZ and the company’s own email servers. YouTube is being temporarily included for the next two months.

Orcon chief executive Scott Bartlett says he is really excited about the move to include an international site of YouTube’s standing.

“YouTube is one of the hottest properties on the web – with an almost endless supply of content.  It makes up a big chunk of our customer-base’s usage every month. With the school holidays looming and the festive season in full swing we’re expecting a big uptake from our customers.

“Streaming and downloading can rapidly chew through gigabytes of data so these holidays mums and dads can rest assured their data cap won’t take a beating.  It is also a great opportunity for families to make and share their own holiday home movies with friends and family around the world.

“It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers and I reckon it’s a pretty good Christmas present for New Zealand households,” Bartlett says.

Any customers who sign up for Orcon broadband during the two month period also receive free YouTube data.

In addition to YouTube, current sites with zero rated traffic from Orcon are tvnz.co.nz, biggie.co.nz, thealist.co.nz, georgefm.co.nz and the George FM live stream, the Orcon mail servers and Orcon’s own website Orcon.net.nz.

Essentially any data used on these sites doesn’t count towards Orcon broadband users’ monthly data cap - it is ‘free data’. That includes any uploading, downloading, streaming, or just general surfing on the sites.





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  # 275770 24-Nov-2009 11:59
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If only youtube was watchable for me id be excited lol

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  # 275773 24-Nov-2009 12:06
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Why is it not watchable for you?

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  # 275775 24-Nov-2009 12:18
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just takes for ever to buffer it bursts up to 1/4 buffered but the video usually catches up before its buffered much more than that. Tho Ive been on holiday for the last week so might check again later.

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  # 275779 24-Nov-2009 12:34
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Check you are using Orcons DNS servers, 60.234.1.1 and 60.234.2.2

That is a requirement for getting access to the local cachefarm.



 
 
 
 


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  # 275781 24-Nov-2009 12:42
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Free access to snails pace downloads, take 5 minutes to watch a 3 minute video... (using those DNS servers)

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  # 275782 24-Nov-2009 12:43
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Works fine for me.... even see in the connection status bar that its coming via orcons cache....




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  # 275785 24-Nov-2009 12:55
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im using those DNS servers

when viewing a video I get
transfering data from v18.lscache8.c.youtube.com or another variation on that, whats orcons ? should it say soemthing about orcon?

orcon purple+

Actually Just checking a few I think its better than it has been for me. it is in the middle of the day and not peak times. But I certainly understand getting high bandwidth sites running well for everyone is a challenge and im not complaining. I dont use youtube that much anyway.

Any traceroutes or anything you would like me to do ?




DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 60.234.1.1
60.234.2.2

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  # 275797 24-Nov-2009 14:16
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Most of the time I can watch youtube videos ok. Its not fast enough to stream. But if I leave it for 30 seconds to load, then I can watch it without interruptions again.

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  # 275814 24-Nov-2009 14:59
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Sounddude: Check you are using Orcons DNS servers, 60.234.1.1 and 60.234.2.2

That is a requirement for getting access to the local cachefarm.




I didn't realize this.. youtube is performing much better now, cheers! Smile

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  # 275835 24-Nov-2009 15:39
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Great news well done Orcon, bring on the final of X factor (did I just admit I watch that on youtube?).

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  # 275843 24-Nov-2009 15:48
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Sounddude: Check you are using Orcons DNS servers, 60.234.1.1 and 60.234.2.2

That is a requirement for getting access to the local cachefarm.




howcome orcon doesn't use the 'obtain dns server address automaticaly' windows xp feature?

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  # 275926 24-Nov-2009 19:13
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Does this include watching YouTube on a mobile phone for e.g. an iPhone via a Wireless LAN connected to an Orcon internet connection?

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