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Killerkiwi2005

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#289210 20-Aug-2021 09:07
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So the starlink order is coming through but now my parents think they can get fibre as its been installed across the road, any body else done this so I can give them a ball park cost of the fibre (I assume many $$$) vs the starlink


I'd estimate its about 100 meters to the otherside of the highway


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  #2763454 20-Aug-2021 09:10
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Free if its part of UFB or, if you have to ask the price, Sir can not afford the price (many threads on this, 10,s to 100's of thousands - yes for one house).





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  #2763472 20-Aug-2021 09:23
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Assuming this is RBI fibre (and not just "fibre") I'd take a pick somewhere between $50k - $100k. You can tell if you're in an RBI fibre area by looking at the Chorus coverage map.

 

The only way to know a price is to submit a request. There are so many variables it's really a bit like asking how long a piece of string is!

 

 


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  #2763544 20-Aug-2021 10:36
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As above, it ain't going to be cheap. I've seen some other posts on GZ with regards to costs, I recall someone got fibre installed for about 13-14k, which is the absolute best case you are likely to get, up to others being quoted over 10x that much.

 

 





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  #2763551 20-Aug-2021 10:43
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I live 6km's from Featherston in South Wairarapa and was quoted $120k for fibre and $84k for copper... So it won't be cheap.





 


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  #2763564 20-Aug-2021 10:54
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If it's a part of the UFB rollout, It should be free up to 200m, else up to Maybe $150k if you have to pay for it


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  #2763566 20-Aug-2021 10:56
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Thanks everyone for the quick answers, so it looks like the answer is lots (15k+) as I assumed, makes the $700 for the starlink look a lot better for them

 

 


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  #2763685 20-Aug-2021 12:57
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Pjamtin:

 

If it's a part of the UFB rollout, It should be free up to 200m, else up to Maybe $150k if you have to pay for it

 

 

Wow, $84k for copper. Didn't think that was still an option.
Makes me think that my existing rural VDSL copper connection is a very valuable infrastructure asset, probably worth $100k and I should fight tooth and nail to retain it.




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  #2763692 20-Aug-2021 13:07
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Could do a wifi bridge from the people across the road if (in their name/account using second port on the ONT...if it is possible).

 

If -

 

1.) they know the people across the road well enough

 

2.) have a clear los

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  #2763803 20-Aug-2021 13:34
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Tockly:

 

I live 6km's from Featherston in South Wairarapa and was quoted $120k for fibre and $84k for copper... So it won't be cheap.

 

 

That's actually on the lower end of pricing, given your distance to the nearest connection point.


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  #2763844 20-Aug-2021 14:16
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Cost $14k to get connected to the fibre running past our rural property.
Not UFB or RBI fibre.
It was an old fibre cable running to a roadside cabinet (no xdsl!) about 2km past our place.
Had been in the ground since about 1996 they said.

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  #2763852 20-Aug-2021 14:33
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Azzura:

 

Could do a wifi bridge from the people across the road if (in their name/account using second port on the ONT...if it is possible).

 

If -

 

1.) they know the people across the road well enough

 

2.) have a clear los

up to u or them...

 

 

I (and probably everybody else in this thread) took "installed across the road" to mean it was running down the other side of the road. Maybe the OP could clarify this - because if fibre is installed at the property across the road that changes things quite significantly and poses the question of why their property isn't.

 

 


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  #2763964 20-Aug-2021 18:50
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sbiddle:

 

Azzura:

 

Could do a wifi bridge from the people across the road if (in their name/account using second port on the ONT...if it is possible).

 

If -

 

1.) they know the people across the road well enough

 

2.) have a clear los

up to u or them...

 

 

I (and probably everybody else in this thread) took "installed across the road" to mean it was running down the other side of the road. Maybe the OP could clarify this - because if fibre is installed at the property across the road that changes things quite significantly and poses the question of why their property isn't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha could just be my Canadian brain...
I took it as installed across the road to mean --- at a house...vs the fibre is running along side the road.


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Chorus just quoted for one of my customer installs $21k  

 

That was to tap into a new fiber cable recently installed on the opposite side of the road running past the driveway entrance, to a new subdivision further down the road. 

 

 





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