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# 107689 17-Aug-2012 08:21
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Should i try to get UFB or will it be too hard?

Been an Orcon customer for years.
We have a Chorus Fibre running through the front of our Rural property in the Waikato. Its one of two feeds to our local exchange where our adsl comes from back up the road on copper.

Met a chorus guy on the road ouside recently (he was inspecting and signing off a pole replacement) and he implied that chorus may well look at a UFB connection if there were spare dark strands in the fibre. He also implied it would fit in Chorus's "currently "free" installs".

As this is well outside the "normal" i wonder if it will be put in the too unusual basket?

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  # 673566 17-Aug-2012 08:40
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I will fall off my Chair at work if you get connected to that fibre,


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  # 673570 17-Aug-2012 08:51
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johnmo: Should i try to get UFB or will it be too hard?

Been an Orcon customer for years.
We have a Chorus Fibre running through the front of our Rural property in the Waikato. Its one of two feeds to our local exchange where our adsl comes from back up the road on copper.

Met a chorus guy on the road ouside recently (he was inspecting and signing off a pole replacement) and he implied that chorus may well look at a UFB connection if there were spare dark strands in the fibre. He also implied it would fit in Chorus's "currently "free" installs".

As this is well outside the "normal" i wonder if it will be put in the too unusual basket?


Hi there.

Throw your address into our checker at www.orcon.net.nz/fibre and you will be able to see whether fibre is available to you or not. :)

Cheers,

Cam

 
 
 
 


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  # 673616 17-Aug-2012 10:12
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You might be able to connect, but it'd be many thousands of dollars a month.





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  # 673632 17-Aug-2012 10:52
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For a rural property that won't be UFB and will cost hundreds of dollars per month and be thousands most likely for the install. Waikato isn't covered by Chorus for UFB btw. Sounds like the Chorus guy had no idea.




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  # 673642 17-Aug-2012 11:37
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bameron: Hi there.

Throw your address into our checker at www.orcon.net.nz/fibre and you will be able to see whether fibre is available to you or not. :)

Cheers,

Cam


Is that tool for existing Orcon customers only?  Or broken?
It doesn't find my address.  

(...or my previous address for that matter)

We have Fibre installed at our door, and I'm looking for a retailer to hook me up!

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  # 673645 17-Aug-2012 11:46
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Connecting in to backhaul fibre is like a motorway going past your house and asking for your own on-ramp :)




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 673649 17-Aug-2012 12:04
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If there was spare fibre a connection may well be possible - but you'll be paying P2P connection costs ($500+ per month for a connection) and probably a few thousand minimum for an install.

 
 
 
 


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  # 673650 17-Aug-2012 12:04
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What part of waikato are you in?

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  # 673654 17-Aug-2012 12:09
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6FIEND:
bameron: Hi there.

Throw your address into our checker at www.orcon.net.nz/fibre and you will be able to see whether fibre is available to you or not. :)

Cheers,

Cam


Is that tool for existing Orcon customers only?  Or broken?
It doesn't find my address.  

(...or my previous address for that matter)

We have Fibre installed at our door, and I'm looking for a retailer to hook me up!


It's for everyone - and it seems to be working fine for me at the moment.



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  # 673655 17-Aug-2012 12:10
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Interesting set of replies so far.

Maybe the thread should move to Chorus and not Orcon.
With fibre to home /work premises we could use it as a backup centre for our racks in Albany :)

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  # 673887 17-Aug-2012 23:10
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bameron:

It's for everyone - and it seems to be working fine for me at the moment.


Hmm, it's saying our address is not found too...

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  # 674130 19-Aug-2012 07:22
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You can also check your address to see when you will be getting UFB at http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder I put mine in and we wont be getting it until 2016, which doesnt surprise me as in our area here in New Plymouth we were one of the last to get ADL2+ which we only got in September last year.

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  # 674517 20-Aug-2012 12:29
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kfella2000: You can also check your address to see when you will be getting UFB at http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder I put mine in and we wont be getting it until 2016, which doesnt surprise me as in our area here in New Plymouth we were one of the last to get ADL2+ which we only got in September last year.


Weird, put my address in and it said I was outside the coverage zone altogether, which I know isn't true.

I use chorus.co.nz/maps - has most of the coverage down.

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  # 674525 20-Aug-2012 12:33
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Just did a check on my address at Pt Chev in Auckland..

Area Outside UFB build area
Area Status Unknown
Estimated Date Available




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  # 674869 20-Aug-2012 23:41
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Don't use  http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder, it doesn't know sh#t. Clearly using http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps is the way to go. 

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