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.




12 posts

Geek


Topic # 97035 9-Feb-2012 14:09 Send private message

Ultrafast Fibre have been busy digging holes all down my street for the last few days. While I look forward to the faster broadband to come (optimistically assuming it's even affordable), it is unfortunate that they managed to break our trusty old copper cable in the process, ironically leaving us no phones or internets at all. And it will take another couple of days to fix! Not to mention the piles of dirt and plastic barriers everywhere... feels very third world.

Funny. I guess.

Create new topic
7805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 336

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 579435 9-Feb-2012 20:15 Send private message

Basically the maps/plans for where stuff is underground are so poor that trenching and drilling for UFB will inevitably hit other services that weren't on the maps and weren't supposed to be there.

You can expect a lot of this happening.



20379 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1926

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 579444 9-Feb-2012 20:33 Send private message

There is a HUGE amount of this going on, with water being the most commonly hit. I know the people in Kelson have faced huge dramas, and in Porirua a gas main was hit a few days ago resulting in a evacuations and half a dozen fire engines spending a few hours hanging around.


1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 38

Trusted

  Reply # 579456 9-Feb-2012 20:49 Send private message

We just had a simlar thing recently in Hawkes Bay, Unison cut 1600 pairs when drilling a couple of weeks ago.

I understand most of the old Chorus maps are hand drawn and out of place in streets from the exact placement on the maps but I would've thought they would have somewhat of an idea where major cables are when drilling.

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:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by cep32 on 29-Jan-2015 07:57 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


I have had enough of Vodafone Customer Service... which ISP is for me?
Created by andrewinwlg, last reply by michaelmurfy on 28-Jan-2015 20:10 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by SaltyNZ on 29-Jan-2015 08:15 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by mudguard on 29-Jan-2015 11:46 (141 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by joker97 on 29-Jan-2015 07:10 (131 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by MikeAqua on 26-Jan-2015 14:27 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8



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.