PaulBrislen:mrhaboobi: So how will this work in CHCH?
If the house has telecom via overhead, then Enable networks wouldnt use that anyways and will have to dig a trench regardless, so you keep copper and get fibre
If chorus has a trench and copper in the ground, then enable networks wouldnt use that conduit and will lay their own, so again two lead in, one with copper one with fibre.
So i assume as chorus are not running fibre in chch that this doesnt impact people in chch?
Kinda stupid how companies cant share conduit.
Telecom isn't selling UFB services outside of Chorus zones yet - so it isn't offering service in Christchurch (or Hamilton, Whangarei etc), just Auckland and Wellington.
Chorus shouldn't be doing anything in Chch as Enable has won the UFB bid for the city.
Enables fibre is all underground, unlike the other LFC's they don't own any poles. so during their installs they wont be touching the Chorus copper leadins (unless there is some sort of accident, but then this would/could be repaired)
With most of our CHC installs where the customer is on xDSL on a Fritz Box they have a reasonably nice transition where once the fibre is plugged into the Fritz box we can remotely switch the line over from DSL to UFB with no downtime.
With all our overhead Chorus UFB installs Chorus have removed the copper leadin due to the reasons discussed here.