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Old 18th September 2015, 12:28     #1
Ab
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What's your home net connection these days?

Here in Straya the government's official position is that the Internet is something exclusively used by terrorists and paedophiles, so net speeds are a bit of a political football.

I'm very fortunate to live in an area where network upgrades had already been irreversibly scheduled before the last election so I'm on 100mb/s fibre. When nzg was born I think I was on 28.8k dialup. What's "normal" for nzg these days?
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Old 18th September 2015, 12:57     #2
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Connection and throughput are fairly consistent @ ~30/10Mbps.
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Old 18th September 2015, 13:00     #3
Ab
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what tech? over copper?
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Old 18th September 2015, 13:48     #4
pxpx
 
Speedtest gives me ~13 mb/s over copper (Forrest Hill / Milford - AKL).

(Scheduled for fibre upgrade after June 2016 and before July 17.)
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Old 18th September 2015, 15:10     #5
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10Mbit ADSL. Tried to get 50Mbit cable, but Vodafone couldn't find my new flat in their database, even though the cable from previous tenants is in the lounge ready to be plugged into.

*randomly terminates the cable with various loads and 9V batteries to piss off Pimp-X*
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Old 18th September 2015, 16:21     #6
Fx.
 
rural alberta canada
25mbit/3mbit fibre repackaged from a small ISP in town over coax

could upgrade to 50/5 for like $20/month but havent really been using the net a lot lately so meh

100mbit/10 fibre is avail but i need some electrical work done to get it


edit: this time last year was dodgy as shit 10mbit cable that dropped out all the time
thank you telus for hooking up fibre across rural canada

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Old 18th September 2015, 17:00     #7
FireStorm
Holmium
 
Fibre options for me with Telecom/Spark is:

30/10
100/20
200/20

Auckland

Bigpipe (another ISP, part of spark) offers 200/200. Could be an option. If you're in Dunedin and you have fibre, you're able to get 1000/500.

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Old 18th September 2015, 17:26     #8
Spoon1
Mmm... Sacrilicious
 
We've been on cable since the Saturn days - currently on 50/2 Unlimited and after some recent upgrades are back to getting fullspeed downloads at peak times (9pm etc).
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Old 18th September 2015, 18:08     #9
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Quote:
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what tech? over copper?
Yeah, VDSL.
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Old 18th September 2015, 19:03     #10
The Edge
 
Xtra/Spark fibre, 100/20.
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Old 18th September 2015, 19:58     #11
Noodles
Wireless Slacker
 
2degrees fibre 100/50, work has 200/200 fibre
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Old 18th September 2015, 20:21     #12
spigalau
 
Home (Mt Wellington, Auckland) has 40/10 VDSL, waiting on end of month for UFB (200)

Work (Ellerslie, Auckland) stuck on 20/1 ADSL2+, no Fibre till 2017
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Old 18th September 2015, 22:50     #13
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Stuff
 
https://www.inspire.net.nz/products/compare-res.html
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Old 18th September 2015, 23:22     #14
crocos
 
Quote:
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Wow, that's some naff pricing right there.
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Old 19th September 2015, 03:59     #15
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105/20 cable in Oakland, CA. Well that's what I'm paying for, I don't think I'm getting that, but I don't care enough to check
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Old 19th September 2015, 12:02     #16
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Quote:
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Wow, that's some naff pricing right there.
it's on par.

Vodafone: $99|80GB|100/20Mbps
Inspire: $100|100GB|100/20Mbps ($85+voip) - plus a waitless/menuless helpdesk

Vodafone do an unlimited plan for $10 more, Inspire's is $5 more for 500GB, which is more reasonable IMHO
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Old 19th September 2015, 12:10     #17
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Clarification: I was looking at the VDSL plans that are pretty much at the same pricing or more as most other ISP's unlimited, for a paltry 50G.
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Old 19th September 2015, 12:18     #18
MadMax
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might be saying something about that technology
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Old 19th September 2015, 12:55     #19
[BT]MikeMan
 
Snap UFB 200/20 (Going to 200/200 on next rollover at the end of the month)

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Old 19th September 2015, 13:05     #20
crocos
 
Quote:
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might be saying something about that technology
How the hell do you figure that? Yeah, it's old, but nearly* everyone else has their shit together enough to offer significantly cheaper rates.

This is more a reflection of Inspire's lack of buying power I feel.

*Actrix is still around, lol
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Old 19th September 2015, 15:47     #21
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Snap UFB 200/20 (Going to 200/200 on next rollover at the end of the month)

I should say that when my plan rolls I will be getting 200/200 unlimited fibre with a homeline for $144/Mth.
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Old 1st October 2015, 13:04     #22
BadNova
 
I'm on fibre. 100/50, unlimited through Orcon.
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Old 1st October 2015, 16:14     #23
Deff
I felt shocked
 
VDSL
36/10
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Old 1st October 2015, 18:57     #24
Yoda
 
60/10 VDSL. Very happy.
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Old 1st October 2015, 20:06     #25
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UFF Fibre 200/200 here. Had to be some reason to live in the tron...
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Old 7th October 2015, 22:55     #26
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Vodafone naked VDSL here. Speed test consistent 35/10 regardless of time. Unlimited data for $79 a month. Fibre is laid in the street but I'm flat 5/6 and it's not worth the effort. My work is 600m away and we have spark fibre 100/50 consistently 95/25 on speed test.
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Old 28th October 2015, 13:29     #27
pk3
 
100/50 Fibre with 2d~
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Old 31st December 2015, 13:33     #28
Lightspeed
 
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Connection and throughput are fairly consistent @ ~30/10Mbps.
My connection seems to have shuffled around to ~45Mb/8Mb. Not complaining!
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Old 31st December 2015, 14:44     #29
MadMax
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100*/20/unlimited with orcon, fibre

goes good.

*actually get 105
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Old 1st January 2016, 13:49     #30
[BT]MikeMan
 
Well after 4 months of 2Degrees not delivering what I was paying for and being impossible to get to the support desk I moved to MyRepublic 200/100 Gamer plan and saved approx $20 a month.

All good after a week or so.
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Old 3rd January 2016, 17:07     #31
Cinclant
 
Just put in a 55/30 vdsl connection at the bach before Xmas.
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Old 3rd January 2016, 19:09     #32
MadMax
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workmate's bach is on a beach with only a lowly rural wireless option should he want data. he's found that spark *just* maintain cellular signal out there whereas with vodafone there's nothing (but magically allows you to 'drive' a call out there and as soon as you disconnect you lose reception).

it's a funny location yet doesn't miss the usual beach going visitors and isn't far from civilisation.

he's considering putting up an antenna for his phone ... but then keeps flipping back to how he actually likes to be incommunicado out there.
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Old 6th January 2016, 12:20     #33
Jodi
 
*sigh* Fibre rollout pushed from midyear to 2018.
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Old 6th January 2016, 15:51     #34
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
My first home PC had a 14.4k modem. I think I had upgraded to 28.8k by the time Bloodrain 1 started.
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Old 7th January 2016, 12:29     #35
Farmer Joe
Word To Your Motherboard!
 

Sigh... but I do live in the French Alps so relatively speaking it's amazing.
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Old 16th January 2016, 17:22     #36
BoyWonder
 
We have pretty dire ADSL at about 3Mb/s down and .8Mb/s up. Looking at the fibre rollout map we are not scheduled until at least 2018.

But wait, the house over the back fence has up to 200Mb/s fibre available now... I wonder if they would be willing to share.
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Old 17th January 2016, 21:16     #37
pxpx
 
Quote:
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We have pretty dire ADSL at about 3Mb/s down and .8Mb/s up. Looking at the fibre rollout map we are not scheduled until at least 2018.

But wait, the house over the back fence has up to 200Mb/s fibre available now... I wonder if they would be willing to share.
In nearly the exact same situation, back neighbors included - only we are "Planned by June 2017".
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Old 18th January 2016, 11:19     #38
spigalau
 


Yay !
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Old 18th January 2016, 19:37     #39
kRAdENkO
 
Jelly of speeds in Dunedin. 1Gbit/sec is easily achievable there. Its crazy.

Some older mechanical hdd can't keep up apparently.
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Old 18th January 2016, 23:25     #40
MadMax
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yes, all we need now is to go back to the days of dc++ and set your ppp credentials to jetstream/jetstream and randomly get full speed, unlimited, national only traffic
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