2016-06-13

High speed broadband launch delayed until mid-August
Originally scheduled to come on stream in late May, Chorus has advised Naseby Vision that due to delays in the production of heat exchanger and the power supply for the Naseby cabinet, the entire build out has had to be rescheduled. It's now expected that the project build will be completed by late July.

The Chorus engineering team now expects the new service to "go live" on 12 August.

Naseby Vision has been working with Chorus over the past 18 months to try and facilitate an improvement in the town’s broadband services. Chorus recently gave Naseby’s case priority and will provide the town with a ADSL2+ broadband service, which equates to a download speed of 10 – 20 Mbit/sec.  A dramatic improvement on what we currently have.

For those living within 900 metres of the Derwent Street cabinet, the news is even better. They will have the option to upgrade to VDSL, which has download speeds of better than 20Mbit/sec.

To make the most of these vastly improved speeds many homes will have to upgrade their aging modems with a new ADSL2+ modem, otherwise there will only be a minor incremental difference to your service. New modems cost upwards of $100, however Naseby Vision is talking with suppliers to arrange discounted prices for Naseby Vision members.
 
The new high speed internet will have substantial benefits for local businesses and residents alike. 

Naseby Vision is planning to run a workshop after the new service starts to help people explore the benefits that the new service will open up, such as more efficient business management solutions and the new entertainment options for residents such as Lightbox and Netflix.

2016-05-30


 

Interplanetary Cycle Trail Launch and Naseby Dark Skies test

 
As part of the Otago Museum’s role supporting the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust’s project on mapping the solar system onto the rail trail (Interplanetary Cycle Trail), the Museum is organising a launch day at Ranfurly. 
 
The Museum team will be based in the Ranfurly Town hall.  From 10-3pm  they will be running astronomy-themed sessions with the Maniototo Area School. Then between 4-6pm at the Ranfurly Town Hall you are invited to come and learn more about the project and get involved then hear Dr Ian Griffin's talk on Otago's amazing Night Skies. 
 
Afterwards there will be opportunity  to try some star/planet gazing first hand and test drive Naseby’s proposed Night Skies viewing area between 7 and 9 p.m. Meet at the corner of Mount Buster and Danseys Pass Road. The Dunedin Astronomy Society will kindly be providing telescopes and other equipment.