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Topic # 27855 8-Nov-2008 23:46
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Ok I'll start it
How long before (if) its built?

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  Reply # 176871 8-Nov-2008 23:51
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John hasn't even given his acceptance speech yet!



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Reply # 176874 9-Nov-2008 00:04
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hehe ok hes given it...
so, when is it being built?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 176882 9-Nov-2008 01:38
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choose a day?

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  Reply # 176883 9-Nov-2008 02:56
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I expect to have FTTH by tomorrow morning. QUICK, JOHN! Cool

But seriously, it really needs to be acted upon ASAP.

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Reply # 176884 9-Nov-2008 08:10
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Actually, the other John said, fibre connections to schools is the first priority, not to business or residential addresses.

There are bigger issues in NZ education other than students having faster access to YouTube and Bebo.

Interesting times ahead under a National government.







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  Reply # 176885 9-Nov-2008 08:24
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As I can't get any broadband, except the Vodafone Mobile Connection that I am using now, I would like FTTH asap.
But I still can't see where he is going to get the $$$ from!




 

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  Reply # 176888 9-Nov-2008 09:33
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He could always buy Telecom, at the current share price its a bargain. ($2.26)

This is the policy that I want to see though I don't know where the cash will come from, I think it's better spent on our gouged and failing power network.

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  Reply # 176889 9-Nov-2008 09:33
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ictgeeknz: Actually, the other John said, fibre connections to schools is the first priority, not to business or residential addresses.

Yes, and because he's committed $1.5B, and a country-wide rollout would cost upwards of $8B, I think we'll be waiting a while.




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  Reply # 176890 9-Nov-2008 09:36
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Good things come to those who wait, I can see changes coming, which are good ... give the man a chance, he's not even sat his backside down in the beehive yet as prime minister.

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  Reply # 176892 9-Nov-2008 09:59
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I think it's a 5-10 year plan.




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  Reply # 176899 9-Nov-2008 10:14
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Better off waiting for DSL or DSL2+ in the short term. FTTH will take a while given that its would involve physically replacing or installing fiber for the last mile to peoples homes - a rather expensive proposition. One that in my opinion, $1.5B probably wouldn't cver.

The question that I find interesting is that even with DSL2+, I'm not even hitting 100% utliisation of my 13mbps connection. Even when I am, its only for short periods of time... most of the time is below 30% utilisation even during peak times. While FTTH is nice, why would I need fiber to the home for internet access *right now*, unless there was more compelling content (ie. freeview HD /sky HD  over IP)...

I'm all for fast broadband - but its here already.




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  Reply # 176901 9-Nov-2008 10:14
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Meanwhile in my suburb Telecom, TelstraClear and Citylink have all put their own fibres and ducts in separate trenches.
No shortage of infrastucture spend here.



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  Reply # 176905 9-Nov-2008 11:04
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I remember in the campaign when National said they were going to do this, Labour started jumping up and down saying it will undo all their work and hand full control of the industry back to Telecom.
Given the comment above saying Telecom's share price is so low, could it be an idea (dare I say it) that the government buys Chorus and uses it as the foundation for the Fibre to the home network? Even in saying that, because Telecom/Chorus knows that the new government has fibre to the home on the cards, is there any reason to put the Cabnetisation (fibre to the node) project on hold?

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I may be missing something here, but I can`t see how residential customers can possibly benefit from fiber. Have a look on these forums and you`ll find most ISP`s are struggling to offer bandwidth that utilises even 20% of our current line capacities. What`s the point in spending on a national upgrade when our bottleneck is international bandwidth?




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  Reply # 176908 9-Nov-2008 11:26
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DjShadow:is there any reason to put the Cabnetisation (fibre to the node) project on hold?


Aren't the new cabinets already fiber fed, so it would make sense if one was to go fiber to the home to distribute the fiber from the cabinet to the home?




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