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  Reply # 1584640 2-Jul-2016 14:39
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I had Chorus out recently as my line was showing issues and a drop in power.

 

I was impressed that this was pre-emptive work as I hasn't rung them myself.

 

The main issue was water had got into the connection at the junction box, so they'd had to bump up the power from the exchange side.

 

 

When I was with Telecom copper cables were pressurized from the Exchange side to keep water out.  Not sure what happen to the last mile after the cabinets went in..

 

 

Still HEAPS of pressure cables in the ground. But yes from cabinets outwards (d-side) are just plastic, grease filled.

 

Problem now is there are no guys left who know how to work on the lead cables. A few years ago in Palmy we had a huge lead cable go down because the jointer didn't put a gas bottle on it while repairing a cable - sucked a bunch more water up it. Was so buggered they ended up doing a fibre overlay and installing a whisper cabinet.


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  Reply # 1584705 2-Jul-2016 17:35
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Still HEAPS of pressure cables in the ground. But yes from cabinets outwards (d-side) are just plastic, grease filled.

 

Problem now is there are no guys left who know how to work on the lead cables. A few years ago in Palmy we had a huge lead cable go down because the jointer didn't put a gas bottle on it while repairing a cable - sucked a bunch more water up it. Was so buggered they ended up doing a fibre overlay and installing a whisper cabinet.

 

 

 

 

end result sounds actually quite positive tbh..





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What it should mean is a greater focus on rolling out fibre faster as well as retiring the copper network long term but unfortunately I don't see the government taking the lead any time soon so here we are stuck in this mirky middle ground.





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  Reply # 1585059 3-Jul-2016 11:23
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What it should mean is a greater focus on rolling out fibre faster as well as retiring the copper network long term but unfortunately I don't see the government taking the lead any time soon so here we are stuck in this mirky middle ground.

 

 

There should really be a specified time frame after fibre becomes available in an area that the copper network in that same area is shut down.

 

 

 

Obviously there may be specific cases where this may not be ideal (MDUs that aren't easy to 'fibre up' etc.) But as a general rule I'd think would be a good idea.


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Obviously there may be specific cases where this may not be ideal (MDUs that aren't easy to 'fibre up' etc.) But as a general rule I'd think would be a good idea.

 

 

I disagree, there should be no exceptions made, and the issues that prevent MDUs being held back by body corps and stubborn neighbours solved with legal changes to make it equal to copper for rights of accessways etc.

 

I suspect that they are not wanting to be too quick on sorting those issues out because all the backlog being solved suddenly would cause an installation queue blowout to massive proportions.





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tangerz:

 

Obviously there may be specific cases where this may not be ideal (MDUs that aren't easy to 'fibre up' etc.) But as a general rule I'd think would be a good idea.

 

 

I disagree, there should be no exceptions made, and the issues that prevent MDUs being held back by body corps and stubborn neighbours solved with legal changes to make it equal to copper for rights of accessways etc.

 

I suspect that they are not wanting to be too quick on sorting those issues out because all the backlog being solved suddenly would cause an installation queue blowout to massive proportions.

 

 

Oh I totally agree. The sooner everyone is transitioned to the fibre network the better. I just wouldn't want to see a situation where someone in a fibre area who wants a connection, (but for reasons beyond their control have been unable to get it installed), to suddenly be without any connection at all because the copper has been shut down.


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