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  #1854040 28-Aug-2017 14:09
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I recall on another thread someone had provisioned the second ONT port.

*If your neighbor has UFB* How hard would it be to just run a Cat 6 from your house to their and use that second port? Connect your own RGW at your house or what ever!

I am not sure what the distances are and it may sound bad but I have had many successful long outdoor cat6 runs in my time with standard cable!


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  #1854049 28-Aug-2017 14:15
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Coil:

 

I recall on another thread someone had provisioned the second ONT port.

*If your neighbor has UFB* How hard would it be to just run a Cat 6 from your house to their and use that second port? Connect your own RGW at your house or what ever!

I am not sure what the distances are and it may sound bad but I have had many successful long outdoor cat6 runs in my time with standard cable!

 

 

 

 

This is great, until you consider the limitations imposed on plans you can order....





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  #1854073 28-Aug-2017 14:28
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hio77:

 

 

 

This is great, until you consider the limitations imposed on plans you can order....

 

 

You can still get 200/20, which is is nothing to sneeze at, no? ;)


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  #1854075 28-Aug-2017 14:33
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DarkShadow:

 

hio77:

 

 

 

This is great, until you consider the limitations imposed on plans you can order....

 

 

You can still get 200/20, which is is nothing to sneeze at, no? ;)

 

 

Not really an issue in residential circumstances. Definitely annoying in businesses.


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  #1854077 28-Aug-2017 14:33
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DarkShadow:

 

hio77:

 

 

 

This is great, until you consider the limitations imposed on plans you can order....

 

 

You can still get 200/20, which is is nothing to sneeze at, no? ;)

 

 

 

 

I would rather Dial Up.


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  #1854081 28-Aug-2017 14:35
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Coil:

 

I recall on another thread someone had provisioned the second ONT port.

*If your neighbor has UFB* How hard would it be to just run a Cat 6 from your house to their and use that second port? Connect your own RGW at your house or what ever!

I am not sure what the distances are and it may sound bad but I have had many successful long outdoor cat6 runs in my time with standard cable!

 

 

In this case, the neighbour is not a direct neighbour. They are on the other side of the road and at least 140 metres away.

 

[Edit: amended distance]





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  #1854093 28-Aug-2017 14:40
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Coil:

 

I recall on another thread someone had provisioned the second ONT port.

*If your neighbor has UFB* How hard would it be to just run a Cat 6 from your house to their and use that second port? Connect your own RGW at your house or what ever!

I am not sure what the distances are and it may sound bad but I have had many successful long outdoor cat6 runs in my time with standard cable!

 

 

In this case, the neighbour is not a direct neighbour. They are on the other side of the road and at least 140 metres away.

 

[Edit: amended distance]

 



I will refrain from suggesting some TimA grade connectivity! Hio77 would most likely have a PTSD episode if brought up ;) 

Could get fancy with some air fibre but I feel in this case the best options have already been exploited. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1854099 28-Aug-2017 14:42
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Coil:

 

I will refrain from suggesting some TimA grade connectivity! Hio77 would most likely have a PTSD episode if brought up ;) 

 

 

TimA came out and setup a P2P link for the customer, they now have an amazing fibre connection.

 

 

 

Only problem is the Frequent disconnections everytime a car drives past.

 

Yep, I can definitely see it...





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  #1854116 28-Aug-2017 14:55
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hio77:

 

Coil:

 

I will refrain from suggesting some TimA grade connectivity! Hio77 would most likely have a PTSD episode if brought up ;) 

 

 

TimA came out and setup a P2P link for the customer, they now have an amazing fibre connection.

 

 

 

Only problem is the Frequent disconnections everytime a car drives past.

 

Yep, I can definitely see it...

 

 

 

 

Something about uninterrupted point to point and trees and cars I didnt read :P 




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  #1854132 28-Aug-2017 15:00
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Thanks everyone, really appreciated your input but I think I'm stuffed. I won't even pursue an NGA application as I'm positive the cost would be abhorrent by everyone's account. Thanks again cry


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  #1854164 28-Aug-2017 15:53
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stone2:

 

Thanks everyone, really appreciated your input but I think I'm stuffed. I won't even pursue an NGA application as I'm positive the cost would be abhorrent by everyone's account. Thanks again cry

 

 

check with your neighbour and see if you can setup a point to point link to their house and split the cost of the internet or something like that.


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  #1855703 31-Aug-2017 09:45
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The UFB 2 maps are rather vague at best, I would not assume you will not get fibre in stage 2.




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Hi all. Just a quick update. Thought you'd all be interested in the quote from Chorus to get connected.

 

Wheelbarrow01 kindly asked chorus for an estimate and this was their reply, "The estimate to install services to 102 Shaw Rd is $22,500.  Please note:  connection, lead in cable and other expenses may also apply.  Can you please highlight that network extension is not as simple as extending a piece of fibre.  We need to drill, install duct and haul fibre as well as installing a pit for the required equipment, for which council consents would be required."

 

 

 

So there you have it. At that price I will be staying with what I have.

 

Cheers


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  #1856864 1-Sep-2017 17:20
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22K isn't so bad tbh.

 

 

 

Great job @Wheelbarrow01, love that you got chorus to detail installation requirements down to a Pit and haul aswell.





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Areas like this, falling between two roll-outs should (in all common sense) be in the just announced UFB2 extension.  Worth sending an email to Crown Fibre Holdings whilst it is still in a planning phase.


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