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Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Old Apr 21st 2012, 9:15 pm
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Default Internet Bandwidth in NZ

I have heard that NZ has low internet bandwidth compared to other OECD countries

Kindly check you speed at http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ and answer a poll.

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Old Apr 21st 2012, 9:21 pm
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by msi geek View Post
I have heard that NZ has low internet bandwidth compared to other OECD countries

Kindly check you speed at http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ and answer a poll.
I get a shade over 6, it would be faster though if they extended the fibre loop another kilometre up my road .

ETA: Actually ISP's have been much better as of late. This government scheme really seems to be making things better for us small towns folk. Imagine what other things could be improved with a bit of tax money spent on them.

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Old Apr 21st 2012, 9:24 pm
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Ours was absolutely awful but has been infinitely better since we switched from Orcon to Telecom.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 6146 kbps (768.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 506 kbps (63.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles View Post
Ours was absolutely awful but has been infinitely better since we switched from Orcon to Telecom.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 6146 kbps (768.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 506 kbps (63.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
We went the other way, am now with Orcon and things have definitely improved, since Simonsi sorted things out for us.



Last Result:
Download Speed: 10492 kbps (1311.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 818 kbps (102.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Sun Apr 22 2012 09:41:10 GMT+1200 (New Zealand Standard Time)
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

I find speeds within NZ pretty fast, especially after Simonsi sorting our Orcon connection out. We're getting 16+ Mbps downloads.

The problems start when you want to download from offshore, there's a bottle neck on information getting in and out of the country. Hence the old fashioned data caps. When they put the new cable in things will change hopefully and broadband will become like it is in most other countries, a reasonable price.

Try doing a speed test to a UK server.
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Last Result:
Download Speed: 6335 kbps (791.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 797 kbps (99.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Sun Apr 22 2012 12:03:37 GMT+1200 (New Zealand Standard Time)

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I currently have a call open with Orcon.

When I went with them I 18 months ago I was resigned to getting 0.8 Mbps as 'normal for New Zealand'. Since then Chorus have installed a VDSL cabinet in our street so I should be able to get much, much better.

Our house is on a development 100m from the main road and I cannot see where the phone lines are so suspect there will be complications. I'll just have to wait and see.
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by sirplug View Post
We went the other way, am now with Orcon and things have definitely improved, since Simonsi sorted things out for us.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 10492 kbps (1311.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 818 kbps (102.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Sun Apr 22 2012 09:41:10 GMT+1200 (New Zealand Standard Time)
Wonder if Simonsi could sort mine out too?

Download speed: 3.70Mbps
Upload speed: 162kbps

Or is that being cheeky, lol
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Originally Posted by Clappy View Post
I currently have a call open with Orcon.

When I went with them I 18 months ago I was resigned to getting 0.8 Mbps as 'normal for New Zealand'. Since then Chorus have installed a VDSL cabinet in our street so I should be able to get much, much better.

Our house is on a development 100m from the main road and I cannot see where the phone lines are so suspect there will be complications. I'll just have to wait and see.
Hi Clappy, pm me your account number or username and i will gladly take a look.
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by BevK View Post
Wonder if Simonsi could sort mine out too?

Download speed: 3.70Mbps
Upload speed: 162kbps

Or is that being cheeky, lol
Pm me your account number or username and i will gladly take a look.
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by msi geek View Post
I have heard that NZ has low internet bandwidth compared to other OECD countries

Kindly check you speed at http://www.bandwidthplace.com/ and answer a poll.
Why check the speed to a server located in USA?
Try test again at http://www.speedtest.net/
with YOUR server.
Ours is 16.94 mbps download, 1.75mbps Upload, with Telecom.
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Default Re: Internet Bandwidth in NZ

Originally Posted by mickey_d View Post
Why check the speed to a server located in USA?
Try test again at http://www.speedtest.net/
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Ours is 16.94 mbps download, 1.75mbps Upload, with Telecom.
Well did that and my download speed is now slower at 3.30 from 3.75Mbps
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Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
Hi Clappy, pm me your account number or username and i will gladly take a look.
Thanks for the offer.

Orcon have been in touch with me today and advised that there is now interference on my line causing slower speeds than normal (the speeds are no slower than they have always been and have in fact improved to 60% faster since about two days after I called them but we'll set that to one side).

They can move me off their kit at the exchange and move me onto the local cabinet but they will have to change my plan if I want them to do that. This is pretty much what I had expected.

The annoying thing is that I never chose them based on price, I went with them because I am all for the competition (I can remember just how much more customer focused British Telecom become once they no longer had a monopoly). If I had gone with Telecom then I would have had a much quicker broadband for the past nine months.

So tonight I will be searching the internet again to work out who has the better plans to see whether I stay with Orcon or shift.
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Mt Eden with Vodafone.

Download Speed: 6962 kbps (870.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 671 kbps (83.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Tue Apr 24 11:34:31 2012
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