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# 175621 6-Jul-2015 13:03
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I notice that snap offer gigabit connections in Dunedin, however Gigabit connections are now available through other ISP's in some Ultrafast Fibre areas, eg, Tauranga. Any idea when Snap will start offering plans that utilize these?

Second question, I vaguely remember there being a plan that offered 100 megabit down 50 up when I signed up, however I elected to use the 50/20 plan as I never in my wildest dreams thought I could need anymore bandwidth. Well, my wildest dreams are changing and with netflix, four tv's, ultra high definition content, high definition home videos and grandparents streaming these directly I think I'm occasionally pushing my bandwidth to the max. Is there any plan changes on the horizon to hit that sweet spot the old 100/50 plan once offered?


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  # 1339651 9-Jul-2015 08:23
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You can get the 100/20 plan. I don't see increased upload making any difference for watching netflix. If you need even more, there is the 200/20 plan also.

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  # 1339760 9-Jul-2015 10:32
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The upload is more for watching home movies and blu-rays remotely. I have ripped a number of my blu-rays so I don't need to have a player in each room within the house, the same goes for the home movies which are all 1080p and uncompressed. Using plex I can watch these anywhere, I just don't want to be bottlenecked on the upload from my server. I also love being able to let my parents watch movies of my kids in full resolution on their 75 inch UHD tv without it being jumpy.

Its not a biggie, in fact its probably going to happen once in a blue moon. But like most geeks, I want the best, and when the time happens that I do bottleneck on the upload it will bother me alot.


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  # 1339973 9-Jul-2015 13:39
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charliebrownnz: I want the best, and when the time happens that I do bottleneck on the upload it will bother me alot.

The UFF gigabit plan isn't for you then. its 1000/20, not 1000/500 like the gigatown plans. As i understand it UFF structured it like this because otherwise businesses might connect using it rather than the more expensive options - this one is only $65/m +gst wholesale iirc.
They are currently trialling 1000/1000 GPON for use with businesses for $275+GST per month

You'd be far better off with 200/200.

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