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Topic # 114652 26-Feb-2013 17:35
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Hello, if I make a petition and get enough signatures showing support for faster internet( I.e cabinet) do you guys think there is a chance for Chorus folk to consider my suburb for a new cabinet or two?





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Reply # 770634 26-Feb-2013 17:37
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Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.



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  Reply # 770637 26-Feb-2013 17:40
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ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 770639 26-Feb-2013 17:41
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Firebreaker:
ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?


Do you have $200000?


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  Reply # 770640 26-Feb-2013 17:43
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Firebreaker:
ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?


It's been tried before.  People have even gone so far as to destroy their local conklin cabinet, to have it replaced same for same.

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  Reply # 770641 26-Feb-2013 17:43
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No as Chorus already has a plan

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  Reply # 770643 26-Feb-2013 17:46
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What about the Fibre run to the cabinet and ongoing costs like power / maintenance?



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  Reply # 770644 26-Feb-2013 17:48
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ubergeeknz:
Firebreaker:
ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?


It's been tried before.  People have even gone so far as to destroy their local conklin cabinet, to have it replaced same for same.


Woah, seriously? actually destroyed a cabinet?





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  Reply # 770645 26-Feb-2013 17:49
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Conklin cabinet



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  Reply # 770647 26-Feb-2013 17:52
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I need to move back to Urban....





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Reply # 770657 26-Feb-2013 18:09
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Relevant quote from Australia

I’m really, really mad. Can’t I just uh, write my car off into the RIM? That’ll solve the problem, right?

No! Besides being highly illegal, Telstra would want to get services up and running as quickly as possible, which means replacing the infrastructure with the same thing that was already there – usually another RIM.

So, you’ll achieve nothing other than giving yourself a criminal record. The court won’t take lightly to severing the phone services of up to 480 customers – especially when done deliberately.

But, “what if” it happened accidentally? Well, those RIM housings are pretty tough, being designed for the footpath and the hazards associated with that means they’re pretty resilient.

I must emphasize here that if you seek to damage the telephone infrastructure, it is a federal offence and carries very, very severe penalties as you would be damaging national infrastructure. Imagine if you went cutting down power lines because you didn’t like the view – sounds crazy, but it’s the same kind of theory.

Oh, and yes, I have been asked this question.




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  Reply # 771239 27-Feb-2013 19:45
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sbiddle:
Firebreaker:
ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?


Do you have $200000?



I don't personally but the community as a whole should have enough.





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  Reply # 771242 27-Feb-2013 19:48
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That is just the cabinet what about the fibre run and ongoing costs?

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  Reply # 771245 27-Feb-2013 19:55
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Without some more information from you this thread isn't really going anywhere. Without knowing key things such as where you are the question is totally meaningless.

What speeds does your suburb have now? If it's a rural area is it part of the RBI footprint, remembering that in many parts of the country wireless RBI is the chosen method of delivery for broadband, not copper.

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  Reply # 771277 27-Feb-2013 20:47
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Firebreaker:
sbiddle:
Firebreaker:
ubergeeknz: Good luck, but I seriously doubt it.  They are kinda busy rolling out UFB which is to a government-mandated schedule/priority order.


What if we foot the bill for the cabinets?


Do you have $200000?



I don't personally but the community as a whole should have enough.


Ok this is getting a bit silly.

The cabinets are not $200k, Chorus reported they're averaging $100k installed with the fibre feed.

To the folk who commented about cabinet destruction...  the Whirlpool post is right on the mark, but the key reason for 'same equipment replacement' is because all the back end systems are configured for the expected equipment.  All they do is put the replacement equipment in place and then provision it from back ups... that's what the back ups are for.

OP if you want faster net now (or any time sooner than the Chorus road map) then you need to be looking for a WISP, it's that simple.

Look on the Go Wifi site for the list of providers in your area and start phoning around.

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  Reply # 771893 28-Feb-2013 19:32
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sbiddle: Without some more information from you this thread isn't really going anywhere. Without knowing key things such as where you are the question is totally meaningless.

What speeds does your suburb have now? If it's a rural area is it part of the RBI footprint, remembering that in many parts of the country wireless RBI is the chosen method of delivery for broadband, not copper.


I live in Oratia with speeds of 2.36 average, there is a cabinet less then 2 kilometer down the road but we are connected to an exchange 14 KM away for some reason but I bet this is all futile and will result in no speed boosts.





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