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  # 1293447 29-Apr-2015 12:02
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andrew027: Only slightly off topic, but related...

I remember reading a post on GZ that had a link to a map showing the locations of exchanges and cabinets in New Zealand. I tried looking for it but can only find a really old thread that points to the old telecomwholesale website, and I can't find a comparible map on the sparkwholesale site. Does anyone have a link for a current map?


This map shows most of the cabinets:
http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html
Exchanges are harder but you can try:
https://koordinates.com/publisher/BroadbandMap/sets/
Just look for fibre running into a building near the centre of the 20mbps/VDSL zone, and then you can check by looking up the building description also.

Probably the easiest way to get your actual cable length is to ask Chorus.



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  # 1293545 29-Apr-2015 13:24
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andrew027: ... I remember reading a post on GZ that had a link to a map showing the locations of exchanges and cabinets in New Zealand. ...


These locations appear to be well-kept secret - I'd love to know where our local exchange is, but can't find it.

I know where a lot of these are, what exchange do you think you are connected too?




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  # 1293599 29-Apr-2015 14:32
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coffeebaron: I know where a lot of these are, what exchange do you think you are connected to?


Island Bay, Wellington 6023




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  # 1293603 29-Apr-2015 14:37
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coffeebaron: I know where a lot of these are, what exchange do you think you are connected to?


Island Bay, Wellington 6023


228 The Parade.

The Council has a list of these. See page 24.



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  # 1294077 30-Apr-2015 10:06
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I emailed Spark and received a reply today. Andrea from Spark has done exactly as I had asked and checked my neighbours and we are all too far away from the exchange for VDSL. Very happy with the service from Spark, despite the very disappointing result. Nothing to do but wait for fibre in 2019. Boo!
No point going for a master filter by the look of it.

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  # 1294127 30-Apr-2015 11:30
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Hmm. useful advice. What about this situation..

We have an underground phone line, runs around 1/2km from a grey plastic pillar at the road gate to a white plastic box marked "Telecom" on the side of a shed.
From there it goes off underground in two direction - to the house and workshop.

I assume the white box is the Termination Point, I disconnected the inbound line there when I installed VOIP, repurposed the underground house/workshop lines connected via the box to run a phone extension in the workshop.

We trenched & laid in the line from the gate in the 80's. I assume it must have been turned over to Telecom at some stage? So it's now Chorus property?
A pine plantation has now grown over the underground cable. I have a plan to re-use it to connect a security system at the gate. All the trees prevent a wireless link to the house.



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