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    Just got my fibre connected today! Woo hoo!

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    Lucky bugger we are 2018 but being Auckland we are the bottom of the pile.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Oooh, didnt know about Auckland being far behind, sorry to read that, thought you lot would've been ahead in all this? Sorry for you!

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    Really Prefect, where abouts are you? Fibre has been available in my street for a while now.
    Not really interested though.
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    Glen Eden
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Is fibre really worth all the fuss?

    I'm on VDSL, getting great speeds, and experiencing no problems with downloads.

    I have fibre at the letterbox but am undecided as to whether to get it connected or not.

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    Where I used to live in Te Atatu was scheduled for December... 2019... Literally the last month of the nationwide rollout :P
    Moved house about 45 seconds drive up the street, and the property had UFB already. Wouldn't move somewhere without it now! It's so nice!!

    Gratz on the Fibre, lakewoodlady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Is fibre really worth all the fuss?

    I'm on VDSL, getting great speeds, and experiencing no problems with downloads.

    I have fibre at the letterbox but am undecided as to whether to get it connected or not.
    Yes and no. I was getting ~32mbps previously so this is a really really nice upgrade, even just 100/20 UFB.
    The change from 100/20 to Gig though is a lot less noticeable, but I would 100% recommend getting UFB if you CAN get it, especially while the installation is free (Coz it won't be for ever). Cost is no different from VDSL2 pretty much everywhere for 100/20, so it'll be faster, and Chorus will cover their install (insured) for half a million dollars in the event they cause some damage to your property or whatever, so there's really no excuse not to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Is fibre really worth all the fuss?
    I also wonder what it's all about. I'm having no problems, but then I don't download movies or any other large files. Is that what makes fibre worthwhile - being able to download movies etc quickly?
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    It's all relative, in the days of 14.4k modems and DOS, when 1MB was a BIG file, we just accepted it as we didn't know anything else.
    I can remember waiting forever to download a new version of Netscape, about 1.4MB, and the WWW was the World Wide Wait................

    There was just one piddling cable into Waikato University

    Now that Win OS downloads are ~5GB..............bring on fibre.....our road is being dug up now, they are supposed to be finished in December

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