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  Reply # 609811 16-Apr-2012 08:28 Send private message

So this thread was started on the 7th April with the OP saying they were digging up his driveway right then. By the 13th April there is some equipment installed, but still no actual connection.

So can we conclude this connection is going to take at least 1 week from the first install truck roll to the last? (not counting all the pre-site visits etc)

At this rate they might connect the rest of NZ by 2050!

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  Reply # 609966 16-Apr-2012 12:38 Send private message

Talkiet:
raytaylor:
chevrolux: I like how the pigtail out of the splice box is just hanging around lol. I would of thought that the ONT be secured right next to the splice box and and the pigtail is tied up nicely.



Sometimes thats better, because you cant bend fibre optic cables like you can with copper, otherwise you loose signal. Any bends have to be large - like a train track vs a road.


That is the theory :-)

I've been in an room with a vendor trying to introduce errors on a UFB link by winding the fibre around a pen multiple times. pulling it, folding it, hitting it... They finally got a pair of scissors out and cut it. That finally introduced some errors :-)

Fibre patch leads are a lot stronger than many people give them credit for :-)

But yes, you are right, the book says nice big radiuses for fibre... and I would do that too myself.

Cheers - N



Yea i know fiber needs a nice big bend radius. When we test fiber we wrap the test lead around a mandrel 5 times which supposedly makes a 'worst case' test. You can still wind the fiber up in a nice big circle when it comes out of the splice tray.
Loose cabling is just a pet hate of mine lol. When fiber comes to my place the patch lead will be in a nice round circle and the ONT will be fixed next the splice tray (if they can be wall mounted lol).

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  Reply # 610222 16-Apr-2012 21:03 Send private message

Thanks for the progress report and the photos, Pock. Our street has been micro-ducted so just waiting for our street to 'go live'!



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  Reply # 610244 16-Apr-2012 21:37 Send private message

chevrolux: So there is no copper phone network going to your house at all? I would be almost certain there must be some copper going to your house.
I assume that the duct your old cable is in was either unsuitable or in the wrong place for the fiber to come in.

This is a totally different approach to what they are doing down here in Palmy. Every where they have installed microduct they have put in new pillars on the footpath and joined in two microducts to each pillar (or however many is needed to service the properties).
Whereas yours goes directly from the main duct to an ETP on the house.

Sounds kind of boring making these comparisons I suppose but it is all pretty cool i reckon lol.


There is copper into the house, we have just never used it. 



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  Reply # 610247 16-Apr-2012 21:41 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: So this thread was started on the 7th April with the OP saying they were digging up his driveway right then. By the 13th April there is some equipment installed, but still no actual connection.

So can we conclude this connection is going to take at least 1 week from the first install truck roll to the last? (not counting all the pre-site visits etc)

At this rate they might connect the rest of NZ by 2050!


Beccara from Ubernet got us all hooked up today, but everything was going very, very slowly. He came around and found that Northpower had a fault at their end. We were getting 50mb upload, but only 0.5mb download. So he re-connected our existing service for tonight. Hopefully will be able to connect tomorrow. 



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  Reply # 610251 16-Apr-2012 21:46 Send private message

Also, the direct drilling company came around and re-filled the trenches on the berm and just inside our property. I hope they are going to plant grass seed.



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  Reply # 610697 17-Apr-2012 17:36 Send private message

Connected!


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  Reply # 610911 18-Apr-2012 00:47 Send private message

Very nice. What speed plan did you sign up for? Isn't UFB 100/50 or 30/10?

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  Reply # 610918 18-Apr-2012 06:20 Send private message

Lorenceo: Very nice. What speed plan did you sign up for? Isn't UFB 100/50 or 30/10?


Ubergroup's speed is 50/50.




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  Reply # 610941 18-Apr-2012 08:24 Send private message

can you post speedtests to other locations to see what the int quality is like please (e.g. Sydney, LA, London)

50Mbps is all good, but if it drops back to, say, 2-3Mbps to LA then might as well stick with ADSL

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  Reply # 610996 18-Apr-2012 09:21 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: can you post speedtests to other locations to see what the int quality is like please (e.g. Sydney, LA, London)

50Mbps is all good, but if it drops back to, say, 2-3Mbps to LA then might as well stick with ADSL


International speeds are always going to be limited by latency for TCP but here's some of my connection's results

LA:
 



SYD:



London:




However if you can thread it via a download manager:





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