Gooseybhai:sidefx: @ubernoob: You realize that above the text you've blacked out there's a map with a pin and street names right? :P
Otagolad: Living in Christchurch and had the cabling installed in our street a few months ago. The "fibre access point" cable was placed at the boundary edge a month or so ago and (as they do in Christchurch) buried awaiting testing/activation of our part of the network.
My question is - how long did you have to wait from the fibre access point cable being laid/buried to being able to get UFB actually installed? Particularly interested in anyone from Christchurch's experience.
The Enable website has an address checker and for our address (Regent's Park) it has been saying "coming in the next 3 months" for at least 3 or 4 months now.
Also, as an aside, my download speed on ADSL has dropped from 9-12mbs to 2-3mbs over the last month or so (currently with Telecom on their 500gb package) - anyone in Christchurch also experiencing this or experienced this just prior to getting UFB (purely coincidental I'm sure). It's been a nightmare for streaming MLB or other overseas content.
Last query - as mentioned, I'm currently with Telecom and would prefer to stay with them, however does anyone know whether they will have a UFB offering for Christchurch out in the next few weeks as otherwise I'm off to Snap.
Otagolad: @kingjj - thanks for the reply. Frustrating isn't it having it so close without an actually date to work off. By the way, have you done anything to get ready for the install e.g. put a cabinet in the house/patch panel/switch/laying Cat5e/6 cable (if not there already) - keen to understand what the best thing to do is.
@D1NZ - I have rung Snap and they simply say the same as Enable that it is within three months. Its like the longest night before Christmas, except you don't know what day Christmas will actually be.
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