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Topic # 112241 1-Dec-2012 23:51 Send private message

When moving house is there a chance you may be put on a waiting list for broadband, even if that house is not rural and in the middle of town/main center with ADSL2/VDSL available?  Does chorus install enough ports for every house where theres high demand and high concentration?  Im assuming all these problems are solved with fiber?

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  Reply # 725630 2-Dec-2012 00:13 Send private message

There is a chance that you could be a waiter even in a main centre. A friend moved into Parnell ( Central Auckland ) a year or two ago and has just recently been told that he can be connected to dsl.

Fibre should mean that is a thing of the past as both phone and internet are supplied over the same equipment rather than having a copper line for the POTS and then jumpering to the dsl equipment. A lot of exchanges can have limited space for extra racks/power although cabinetisation can alleviate that.

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  Reply # 725636 2-Dec-2012 06:04 Send private message

I think generally speaking newly cabinestised areas almost always have enough ports.





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  Reply # 725638 2-Dec-2012 07:39 Send private message

In an urban area the odds of being conencted are probably about 99.99%. The most common issue is having to wait for VDSL2 if an additional linecard is required which can result in a 1-2 week delay.

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