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  Reply # 645766 25-Jun-2012 10:59 Send private message

We're working towards having existing FTTP sub-divisions able to connect to UFB services later this year.


There can be a big difference between "working towards something later this year" and "having it done by the end of the year".



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  Reply # 645922 25-Jun-2012 15:26 Send private message

Ragnor: 

There can be a big difference between "working towards something later this year" and "having it done by the end of the year".


You're right and I won't hold my breath for that, but at least we are not forgotten.

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  Reply # 648539 30-Jun-2012 01:02 Send private message

Looks like the kids will be grandparents before most urban areas get rolled out.
Quite disapointed.

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  Reply # 648644 30-Jun-2012 14:07 Send private message

mattbush: Looks like the kids will be grandparents before most urban areas get rolled out.
Quite disapointed.


Unfortunately you can't throw around magic pixie dust and have a new fibre network rolled out everywhere instantly over night.

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  Reply # 648652 30-Jun-2012 14:25 Send private message

mattbush: Looks like the kids will be grandparents before most urban areas get rolled out.
Quite disapointed.


The UFB rollout was never meant to be an onvernight project. It has always been a 10 year project with the bulk of residential areas being covers in years 6-10.




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  Reply # 648674 30-Jun-2012 15:21 Send private message

sbiddle:
mattbush: Looks like the kids will be grandparents before most urban areas get rolled out.
Quite disapointed.


The UFB rollout was never meant to be an onvernight project. It has always been a 10 year project with the bulk of residential areas being covers in years 6-10.



WHAT!? But I want it now!!!!!

lol but seriously.. They are working crazy hard just for this first year roll out and are doing a great job. I was up at Palmy exchange this morning and the fiber splicing guy was working away. He had been bought over from Brisbane to do this work! There isn't enough man power in NZ to get this done at the moment. Apparently a whole bunch of Chinese guys are being bought over too.

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  Reply # 650934 4-Jul-2012 21:17 Send private message

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sbiddle:
mattbush: Looks like the kids will be grandparents before most urban areas get rolled out.
Quite disapointed.


The UFB rollout was never meant to be an onvernight project. It has always been a 10 year project with the bulk of residential areas being covers in years 6-10.



WHAT!? But I want it now!!!!!

lol but seriously.. They are working crazy hard just for this first year roll out and are doing a great job. I was up at Palmy exchange this morning and the fiber splicing guy was working away. He had been bought over from Brisbane to do this work! There isn't enough man power in NZ to get this done at the moment. Apparently a whole bunch of Chinese guys are being bought over too.


Find that a little hard to believe they are under resourced in AU for fibre design and jointing and they pay better! Just look at seek!

but yea alot of staff coming from the Philippines and South Aflicka ... low on civil contractors for thrusting etc too.






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