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Vodafone will upgrade its cable broadband networks in Wellington and Christchurch to provide gigabit download speeds, at a cost of $22 million.

The speeds are 10 times faster than the highest speeds now available on the networks and match the fastest "Gigatown" home broadband plans being offered in Dunedin over the government-backed fibre-optic ultrafast broadband network.

Vodafone chief executive Russell Stanners said it would upgrade the networks progressively, with the first customers getting the option of the speed hike from the middle of next year.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/73832851/vodafone-to-up-cable-networks-in-wellington-christchurch-to-gigabit-speeds

Guess what is on this cable at the moment? wink.gif
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Nice, southern cities getting Gigabit. Meanwhile majority of Auckland just upgrading to what cable users have had. rolleyes.gif

All in all its good that we aren't following Australia's lead and are actually getting lines put down, but still sad that my friend in Blenheim can't even get faster than 3/1.
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Nice, southern cities getting Gigabit. Meanwhile majority of Auckland just upgrading to what cable users have had. rolleyes.gif

All in all its good that we aren't following Australia's lead and are actually getting lines put down, but still sad that my friend in Blenheim can't even get faster than 3/1.

uh, Blenheim was one of the first to get fibre......

Wellington isn't 'southern'.

This will use DOCSIS 3.1.
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uh, Blenheim was one of the first to get fibre......

Wellington isn't 'southern'.

This will use DOCSIS 3.1.

Heh sorry, tried to word it jokingly, anywhere south of Auckland is southern biggrin.gif

And true for the centre of Blenheim but just outside is still slow as hell
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uh, Blenheim was one of the first to get fibre......

Wellington isn't 'southern'.

This will use DOCSIS 3.1.

South of the equator isn't it? Anyway south of aucks is southern... to an Aucklander...
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Guess what is on this cable at the moment? wink.gif
Neat coincidence. Vodafone are installing FTTH on my condo right now. Van's outside. Finally, i'm going to get a replacement for the crap my current ISP is giving me.
    
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but still sad that my friend in Blenheim can't even get faster than 3/1.

He must be in Seddon or something, the majority of blenheim is fibre. I was living there with 200/20 up until a few months ago.

Ive found the internet in Melbourne to be far worse! Managed to find an apartment with NBN after a lot of searching and now have 50/20 250gb for $80, but a lot of places have heavily congested adsl2. Vdsl is only just making it to Australia now.
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Managed to find an apartment with NBN.

Tell me this apartment building NAOW!
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Any data caps?
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Tell me this apartment building NAOW!
Society Apartment in South Yarra.

I remember being on telstra cable back in 2002 whilst being in uni at chch, we had a flat of 6 sharing a 256k connection. Those were the days. Not the most secure connection however, i found out one day that it was all one big open network, i could see all the computers on my segment (neighbours etc) and if they happened to have shared files it was open access biggrin.gifthumb.gif
Things have come along way since then!
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