Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
808 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 78


  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.





477 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  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.





7777 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 326

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Current Netflix payment method as of Nov 14 - Cant pay
Created by andynz, last reply by Regs on 24-Nov-2014 17:00 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Click Monday Deals
Created by mrtoken, last reply by Krishant007 on 24-Nov-2014 17:11 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Voda VDSL, Horrid offnet performance.
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 24-Nov-2014 22:02 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by sir1963 on 24-Nov-2014 17:30 (90 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


SEO spammers
Created by freitasm, last reply by jamesrt on 24-Nov-2014 16:09 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


The Warehouse pulling R18 games and DVD's
Created by semigeek, last reply by Geektastic on 24-Nov-2014 22:50 (11 replies)

Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by un1qo on 24-Nov-2014 14:51 (21 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.