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Topic # 98823 7-Mar-2012 10:51
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http://www.orcon.net.nz/fibre

There are two options available for residential customers (incl. GST):

Fast: 30Mbps down / 10Mbps up
$75 – 30Gb cap
$89 – 60Gb cap
$99 – 100Gb cap
$199 – 1,000Gb cap

Super-Fast: 100Mbps down / 30Mbps up
$110 – 30Gb cap
$124 – 60Gb cap
$134 – 100Gb cap
$234 – 1,000Gb cap





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  Reply # 591575 7-Mar-2012 10:52
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NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHES INTO ERA OF AFFORDABLE ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND
Wed 7 Mar 2012
The new era of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) now becomes a reality for New Zealanders across the country, as Orcon today announces its fibre pricing plans.

The nation?s fibre future takes a major step forward as Kiwi consumers in the first UFB-enabled centres of Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Blenheim can start to sign up for fibre through Orcon.

Fibre will continue to be rolled out to three-quarters of New Zealand households and businesses over the next eight years, as part of the government?s $1.5bn UFB initiative, and will form the backbone of the country?s communications network.

Orcon CEO Scott Bartlett says today?s announcement signals the start of the realisation of the company?s vision for a fibre-powered New Zealand.

?Orcon is determined to lead the way in bringing all the benefits of fibre to the nation while ensuring our customers can afford to make the most of UFB. Today?s announcement highlights just how affordable it can be.?

Orcon is offering fibre plans that are on a par with the company?s current pricing levels, starting at $75 a month for households and $169 for business connections . A wide range of data plans are available, including a 1,000Gb plan which starts at just $199 for residential users.

Customers already using the Orcon Genius, New Zealand?s first ever mass market, fibre-ready VOIP phone and wireless modem, will see no change to their monthly bill, while some of Orcon?s new business fibre plans are actually lower than current charges.

?The nationwide rollout of fibre in New Zealand is one of the most important investments this country has ever seen ? it is going to completely change the way we do business and the way we live our lives,? Bartlett says.

Kiwi businesses will be better armed to compete in the global economy. The applications and services that high speed broadband enables are profound. Cloud computing, Telecomferencing, telecommuting and much more all become a reality. This will lead to improved productivity, access to new markets, lower costs and higher GDP.

?A fibred-up business community in New Zealand will transform our economy.?

The way we consume media is also changing, Bartlett says.

?In the US and UK, it?s estimated up to a third of internet traffic is through users accessing online video and entertainment services. Fibre ensures these services can be enjoyed without delays or interruptions.

?And imagine the possibilities for education and health care,? Bartlett adds. ?Applications such as remote teaching, online medical care and remote patient monitoring become an effective reality.?

Bartlett says with speeds of up to 100 times faster than traditional copper lines, the opportunities fibre offers are vast.

?Current broadband speeds just aren?t enabling our people,? Bartlett says. ?This prevents us exploring the full potential and power of the internet.

?Fibre is fast, it?s reliable and it?s purpose-built for the future. It will radically change how we work and play.?

Residential pricing plans

For just $75 a month Orcon customers receive 30GB of ultra-fast broadband and standard rates on all national calls ? or 5GB of ultra-fast broadband plus unlimited national landline calls.

Voicemail, Call Waiting and Caller ID are provided free of charge, and VoIP calls do not count towards data caps.

(For customers already using the fibre-ready Orcon Genius, switching over to fibre is simple. As soon as they receive notification that fibre is available in their street, they can simply call Orcon to request connection.)

There are two options available for residential customers (incl. GST):

Fast: 30Mbps down / 10Mbps up
$75 ? 30Gb cap
$89 ? 60Gb cap
$99 ? 100Gb cap
$199 ? 1,000Gb cap

Super-Fast: 100Mbps down / 30Mbps up
$110 ? 30Gb cap
$124 ? 60Gb cap
$134 ? 100Gb cap
$234 ? 1,000Gb cap

Note: services will be provided via Orcon Genius hardware ? hardware rental fees apply on some contract terms. Overage is $2 per Gb.

Business pricing plans
Business fibre pricing plans start at $169+GST (30Mbps/10Mbps/5Mbps/5Mbps) or $199+GST (100Mbps/50Mbps/10Mbps/2.5Mbps) for a basic business package including 30GB of data per month and two built-in VoIP phone lines.

From there businesses can add on data and services ? there?s even a 1,000GB data option for an additional $250+GST per month, meaning there?s enough flexibility to meet every business?s needs.

For more information about Orcon?s residential and business plans, visit http://www.orcon.net.nz/fibre





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  Reply # 591589 7-Mar-2012 11:02
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pretty good plans,

http://www.orcon.net.nz/external/genius/geniusfibre.php
foir the plan specifics


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 591622 7-Mar-2012 11:42
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So tell me the Genius (aka Bob2) does it have a ethernet WAN port, its been awhile since I had one in my hands so cannot remember, but he Orcon website indicates the same Genius is used implying it does have a ethernet WAN port, anyone confirm?

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  Reply # 591625 7-Mar-2012 11:45
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Yes it does.

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  Reply # 591632 7-Mar-2012 11:54
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The 1000gb plan is basically unlimited (for residential purposes).

I'm curious to see how much traffic shaping goes on. It is pretty hopeless if you have a 100mbps connection with 1000gb of data if they are artificially rate limiting you to a 10mbps connection.

Looks good on paper though.

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  Reply # 591652 7-Mar-2012 12:20
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Gutted. I'm only about 2km from the east tamaki rollout as well.





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  Reply # 591660 7-Mar-2012 12:29
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surfisup1000: The 1000gb plan is basically unlimited (for residential purposes).

I'm curious to see how much traffic shaping goes on. It is pretty hopeless if you have a 100mbps connection with 1000gb of data if they are artificially rate limiting you to a 10mbps connection.

Looks good on paper though.



At time of writing, we do almost 0 traffic shaping in our network. Where applicable to do offload to caching applicances though.




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  Reply # 591663 7-Mar-2012 12:31
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Anyone know what the overage charges are?

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  Reply # 591673 7-Mar-2012 12:38
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SamF: Anyone know what the overage charges are?


From the second post " Overage is $2 per Gb."

Which I take to be $2.00 per GB, not Gb.



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  Reply # 591678 7-Mar-2012 12:45
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Fast: 30Mbps down / 10Mbps up
$75 ? 30Gb cap

This is the about the same as I'm paying now for ADSL. Not too bad pricing if you can get it without a fone service. Now what about the 30 Mbits down on international or is it still 3~3 mbits??




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  Reply # 591679 7-Mar-2012 12:46
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But who knows what the prices will be when it's available outside of the tiny "Year one" areas. It'll be post-Pacific Fibre, so may be even cheaper.




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  Reply # 591694 7-Mar-2012 13:04
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SamF: Anyone know what the overage charges are?


From the second post " Overage is $2 per Gb."

Which I take to be $2.00 per GB, not Gb.




Oops, my bad, missed that.  Thanks :)

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  Reply # 591696 7-Mar-2012 13:07
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No mention of install pricing other than the mention of it varying depending on the property..


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  Reply # 591700 7-Mar-2012 13:11
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sbiddle: No mention of install pricing other than the mention of it varying depending on the property..

I've asked for a price, although I bet that it'll be horrendous for me due to topography, node location, etc. I'll post back once I hear something.

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  Reply # 591708 7-Mar-2012 13:21
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Those are nice looking plans.
Now they just need to improve the current adsl data caps for those of us that need to wait another 5 years for UFB.

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