Its been in a long process to get UFB (shared driveway with 2 others, consent took a long time)
Any ways, this morning some guys turned up to install the fibre from the roadside to the house - they didn't advise how they were going to do it....asked if they needed my mobile (didnt) - then off I went to work
I live down an unsealed shared driveway of around 100M so was interested to see how they would do it
Seems like they have ran cables for all houses down the drive (makes sense)
I was however quite surprised when I came home:
View from top of drive this cable ends at end of fence on left - possibly to service the main house down our drive
Our cable pops up further down drive on right hand side, as runs along neighbours fence:
As you can see the fence is already leaning heavily:
It then seems to duck under driveway (some cable is left, presume for another house sometime in future) - altho are neighbours are really old, so fibre is possibly unlikely for them!
The cable then appears on the garden side of our lawn, and onto inside of our fence
Finally back under the concrete and left on the side of the house awaiting next step:
I was surprised to see so much surface mounted cables (particularly as we have majority unsealed driveway).
Is this a common install method?
What if the neighbour, or myself wants to change there fence? Who responsibility is the surface mounted wires?
I just kind of assumed the install would either be mostly underground, or at least hidden a bit better
I am wrong to be disappointed by how it looks?
Not only how it looks, but how damage proof are these (im not sure of correct term) so will just call them wires?
It appears a very short term method for whatr should be the future of internet in NZ
Heaven knows how the place will look if every install is surface mounted!