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  Reply # 613476 23-Apr-2012 08:45 Send private message

sbiddle:
floydbloke:
sbiddle: At least none of you have reported issues with services being cut - I'm aware of quite a few issues with the rollout in Kelson in February where power and water were cut. A high pressure gas main was also hit in Porirua around the same time.



Allow me in that case.  Since they have started digging (about 2-3 weeks ago) in my neighbourhood we have had the water go off once, the phone go out once and power cuts twice.  Fairly short durations though, all less than 2 hours except for the last power cut which lasted for four.

Whether they are related or caused by the rollout...who knows.


Odds are they will be related.


Those who don't live in Wellington would not be aware of the nightmare that was created with TCL's HFC rollout in the late 90's. This caused chaos suburb by suburb where it was deployed underground.

    


Add another two phone/broadband outages to that.  one last Friday for 4 hours, which was a confirmed cut cable, and another on Sunday for a couple of hours.  Didn't see a tech locally for the last one and oddly enough when service was restored my ADSL line speed was at 17000, whereas previously the max I had ever seen was 15000.





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  Reply # 613635 23-Apr-2012 13:19 Send private message

Wow I just found this thread as I was going to make one as I am fed up also.

My gripes can be summarised into:
- Notification after the work starts
- The mess
- parking machinery on my property
- No consultation
- The mess

Easy to bullet point, read & go "so whats the big deal?". Well we live a fairly new suburb with sections in certain areas still being completed but up until recently a really nice place to live. Since Chorus & Downer arrived it is just utter chaos during the day with markings on the footpaths, dirt, dust, brown water, diggers, trucks, workmen all over the place tearing up the footpath / road every 50 or so metres.

Initially they had such poor markings (no cones, orange fencing etc) over holes that you were in danger of falling in.

I feel very sorry for one neighbour who has essentially been blocked out of thier driveway for a week or so now.

The notification after the work started really ticked me off, the lack of consultation / input on the wider issue well that appears to have been overlooked. It is so disruptive.

Only benefit I see is that this will be done with sooner and we can start to look at repairing / cleaning up sooner.





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  Reply # 613770 23-Apr-2012 16:03 Send private message

How does that expression go.... can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!

Anyway report the issues to the LFC (local fibre company) responsible for your region (Chorus, Northland Fibre, Enable, Ultrafast) so they can work on ensuring the contractors do a better job.

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