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Topic # 108510 30-Aug-2012 16:03 Send private message

The NZ Broadband map shows Chorus fibre running past my house in the country (actually this is hypothetical as we're looking to buy this place) - is there any option to connect with Fibre?  The fibre is listed under the general "Chorus" map layer, not the UFB map layer.

If anyone can shed some light, that would be appreciated

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  Reply # 679334 30-Aug-2012 16:20 Send private message

This will be a backbone link. You can't connect into it, ive heard of plenty of farmers with chorus fibre going past their gate but it cant be used as its the backbone link between areas - they are stuck with satellite for internet.
One even drove a fencepost through one of the main links coming from the south - that bought the chorus vans quickly.



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  Reply # 679335 30-Aug-2012 16:22 Send private message

That's a begger, oh well, better to know

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  Reply # 679343 30-Aug-2012 16:27 Send private message

Yeah, if its out in the country, the RBI (rural broadband initiative) is the only upgrades you'll see in the near (ish) future.

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  Reply # 679350 30-Aug-2012 16:35 Send private message

"No"

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  Reply # 679351 30-Aug-2012 16:35 Send private message

It really depends on the type of network running past your property. As you may have heard, we are building a new RBI network which does allow some homes and businesses to connect to fibre services, once we've finished building it in the area. Our existing transport fibre does not easily allow direct customer connections as it's built differently.

We recommend that you ask your RSP to talk to us about what's possible for that address, and we'll be able to let them know what services are available.




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  Reply # 679371 30-Aug-2012 17:01 Send private message

Thanks for the reply - that's interesting to note about the RBI and connecting to fibre. I will be sure to get our RSP to contact Chorus about any possibilities.

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  Reply # 679375 30-Aug-2012 17:02 Send private message

In summary the answer is no - however if you were near a point where the fibre could be spliced, happy with an installation job that could start at a probably $10k upwards, and $700 or so minimum per month Chorus and a RSP may be able to do something.

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