myfullflavour:chevrolux:expression:myfullflavour: If your LFC is UFF and you're in Tauranga, expect a 3-4 week wait for SDUs. Even longer for ROW/MDUs.
Are you able to shed some light on why this is the case? No wonder only a handful of people have signed up to fibre.
Umm probably because there is way more than 'a handful' of sign ups. The boys are busy as.
Most of the waiting time will be to do with the consent for civil work. That is the biggest hurdle.
If the duct to the property is good and house is relatively easy to wire an entire section can be done in one day with two guys working on it. However, this is just not the case with most installs.
It's not even the time it takes to get the physical work done.
We've placed plenty of SDU orders which can physically be turned around in less than half a day. One guy does the civil thrusting under the lawn, the other does the internal work and sorts out the cabinet patching when the fibre gets blown through.
The issue in Tauranga (and to an extent in Hamilton) is there is far too many orders being placed than the "system" can handle.
It's been like that since the middle of the year. The LFC keeps employing more people, the amount of orders continues to grow.
And we don't even have Telecom/Vodafone selling here yet!
We received a similar indication from Snap about our area and that the delay was due to demand for installs. No biggie at all as we were asking for an install during the Christmas period. There are Chorus Van's installing in our neighbourhood almost everyday. The demand is certainly there.