Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fibre Optic Network

Northpower is building an Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre optic network in Whangarei.  Last week it was the turn of our little cul-de-sac to get the cables.

The work was done very smoothly and without disruption in spite of the rain.  The only problem being a broken water main but that got fixed quite promptly.





I think it will be at least six months before the service is available and I have no idea what my cost will be.  Having a long drive will, presumably make it more expensive.

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  1. It'll be great when it's up and running! There's bound to be affordable deals available.

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  2. I have fibre optic phone and internet Susan. It's more reasonable in cost than copper! It will be interesting to see if there's extra for the driveway (shouldn't be in my opinion!)

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    1. Glad to hear you have it and find it good. I gather it will be about six months before we get the offers.

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  3. Every new thing is expensive, but I am sure they will have a few plans for ou to pick from.

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  4. We received high speed internet through the fibre optic lines the phone company offered a year ago; it is heaven with the cost as reasonable as I had been paying for no high speed. Had you gotten my email about the coconut oil & gluten free flour?

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    1. It all sounds positive. No email as yet from you.

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    2. Received your email & resent mine again; let me know please if you get it?

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  5. I recently had Ultra-Slow Broadband connected, but they stuffed it down our phone line!

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    1. One of the joys of living in the country?

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  6. You lucky thing, Susan! At least it's on offer and the price will surely come down. I'm positively green with envy as I struggle with out flaky broadband connection with so much contention on the line. Sigh....

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    1. When we lived in the country out connection was very slow but is a lot better now so I will be interested to see what the fibre optic gives us.

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  7. Fibre Optic should be brilliant for you Sue. We haven't got it here, but the BT man did come out a little while back and sort out the ultra slow connection speed - the trouble is we use our broadband width up up so much quicker - think we may have to up-grade soon - I'd much rather use my PC than watch TV - most of the programmes are rubbish .

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    1. Yes, I prefer PC to TV. Looking forward to the Fibre Optic.

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