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  Reply # 1225154 30-Jan-2015 09:56
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I saw one cheeky article that said "41 million Americans to lose their broadband" tongue-out

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  Reply # 1225273 30-Jan-2015 12:22
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I wonder if TimA's slow VDSL makes the grade.





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  Reply # 1225278 30-Jan-2015 12:37
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Coffeebaron has just signed a deal with the US Govt to install 30 million master splitters.

He is now Splitterbaron


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  Reply # 1225289 30-Jan-2015 12:39
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interesting.  Seems a bit too fast tbh.  Right now, there is actually very little 'normal' things you can do at 25Mbps that you can't do at 10Mbps

I would have thought they should define it as capable of streaming HD video - so maybe 5-7Mbps would be appropriate.

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  Reply # 1225290 30-Jan-2015 12:40
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NonprayingMantis: interesting.  Seems a bit too fast tbh.  Right now, there is actually very little 'normal' things you can do at 25Mbps that you can't do at 10Mbps

I would have thought they should define it as capable of streaming HD video - so maybe 5-7Mbps would be appropriate.


I dunno, I feel as though he US has the data centres to provide that throughput easy - additionally an improvement of speed usually is in line with an improvement in latency



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  Reply # 1225291 30-Jan-2015 12:41
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macuser: 
I dunno, I feel as though he US has the data centres to provide that throughput easy - additionally an improvement of speed usually is in line with an improvement in latency


Data centre throughput doesn't mean much when you're limited by the last mile(s) of copper. 

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  Reply # 1225354 30-Jan-2015 13:29
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Does New Zealand have a definition for broadband?







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  Reply # 1225361 30-Jan-2015 13:34
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solaybro: Does New Zealand have a definition for broadband?


Stop, Like now.
No
That is the forbidden topic.
Honestly if anyone brings up the commcomms regulated speed i will fidn them and dispose of them.




 


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  Reply # 1225366 30-Jan-2015 13:40
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solaybro: Does New Zealand have a definition for broadband?


The TDR page about "broadband" has this gem:

"A feature of broadband is that its minimum downstream speed is significantly higher than that available through ‘dial-up’ (narrowband) Internet access services."

followed by a bunch of hand-waving about what other countries define broadband as (the bit about the US will need updating I guess)

http://www.tdr.org.nz/node/221


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  Reply # 1225371 30-Jan-2015 13:49
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There are now around 550,000 NZ households that can get speeds of 100Mbps minimum - that's now surpassed 1/3 of NZ premises.



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  Reply # 1225455 30-Jan-2015 16:00
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sidefx: 

Data centre throughput doesn't mean much when you're limited by the last mile(s) of copper. 


Which is the bit they're really interested in.




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  Reply # 1225465 30-Jan-2015 16:16
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the 3mbit upload portion of it is the bit i found more interesting to note.




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  Reply # 1225466 30-Jan-2015 16:18
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I also found it interesting that their order dated December 2014 raises the rural broadband definition to 10/1Mbps. Twice the speed of RBI. *cough cough*




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  Reply # 1225602 30-Jan-2015 19:23
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By US definition, Aussie has virtually no broadband!
NBN are pretty much the only ones that have uploads faster than 3Mbps, and those areas are few and far between.

Pathetic.

I'm on cable and have 35 down and 1 up.
I could "upgrade"....

To 100 down and 2 up.

Lost for words.



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  Reply # 1225610 30-Jan-2015 19:27
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blakamin: By US definition, Aussie has virtually no broadband!
NBN are pretty much the only ones that have uploads faster than 3Mbps, and those areas are few and far between.

A friend over there is looking at changing ISPs. I took a look at Internode's rate card and was stunned to find 25/5 NBN with a 600 GB cap for the same price that I pay for 100/20 unlimited over here surprised

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