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- Understanding Fibre
- Fibre Consent Process
- What kind of fibre installation process will I go through?
- Why should I get UFB?
- What is Gigantic Fibre?
- What does a full install involve?
- How can I get fibre?
- How long does the consent process take?
- Do I need to do anything before the day of my fibre installation?
- Where should I get my ONT installed?
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Why should I get UFB?
There are loads of reasons!
- High upload speed:
Orcon Fibre comes with an upload speed either 10 times or 50 times what you're used to (depending on which plan you choose).
Why is this important? It will make video calling (on services like Skype) clearer for those you talk to, but it will also speed up the way you use the web. Sharing large photo or video files onto sites like Facebook or YouTube will take seconds where they currently take minutes. Any application that requires uploading data to the internet will run a lot faster. In a nutshell, you'll get away from the hugely limited upload speeds we've all had to put up with via traditional ADSL broadband.
- Faster download speed:
Fibre optic broadband means higher speeds, bringing you the best entertainment, internet and voice - well, faster. Services like high definition (HD) video streaming and HD video calling services will soon be a reality for New Zealanders. By converting your home to fibre, you'll be ready to take advantage of all the cool things the internet throws up.
With options to have speeds of up to 100Mbit/s you'll have access to internet capability that's never been available to New Zealand homes.
Fibre cabling is built specifically for the internet. It is purpose built to perform. With fibre, you're less likely to get the types of slow speeds, dropouts and what we call 'noise related faults' that can occur with old copper wiring.
Quite simply, fibre optic cabling is the fastest and more reliable way to transfer data - and it's what you'll have running into your home or business with Orcon Fibre.
- No more landline rental:
There's no need for you to pay for an old copper phone line anymore. With fibre, your home phone runs over the internet. The Orcon Genius modem does this for you in a way that's almost identical to using your traditional home phone. You can even keep your existing phone number. Calling quality will be excellent as the phone uses the extreme speeds of fibre. It's the snazzy new way to make calls.
It’s a no brainer: Studies show that widespread adoption of fibre will increase productivity and economic activity (and it’s good and fast).
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- High upload speed:
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