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Topic # 60351 25-Apr-2010 02:29
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All Down my street they are digging up the road and laying down green pipes labeled telecom, and right up the road where the areas cabinet is placed there digging around that to.  
There is now a silver grate over the footpath right next to the cabinet marked telecom, whats under there? 

the telecom site says that our upgrade should be in place by sept 2010. are they doing it now or just preparing?

Im kind of interested in what they are up to :P 

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  Reply # 322564 25-Apr-2010 09:22
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Well telecom do not lay water pipes so I would say they are laying fiber to the cabinet

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  Reply # 322589 25-Apr-2010 10:51
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What area are you in? Looks like they are ahead of schedule - or it could be a new cellphone tower :P

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  Reply # 322597 25-Apr-2010 11:13
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There have been a lot occur ahead of schedule but the work does take a lot of time. I certainly wouldn't get too excited about it happening before Septermber but it could happen.



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  Reply # 322622 25-Apr-2010 12:50
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haha, course they aint water pipes, it would just be a protective outer casing, yea reading up on it, i think they must be fiber, guess ill just have to wait and see :P

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  Reply # 322631 25-Apr-2010 13:25
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might be new water pipes go ask the people doing the work and please get a photo of the look on their faces.......



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  Reply # 322642 25-Apr-2010 14:15
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Ok heres Some Photos, quite sure they aint water pipes :P

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=166567&id=552554716&l=8e0bd03ba3




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  Reply # 322812 25-Apr-2010 21:33
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They are preparing to replace that there green box thing with one of these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KztRepvAnSA

First they run the fibre to it from the telephone exchange. This usually runs through existing telecom ducts under the road.

Next they will install the cabinet

Then you will see a couple of guys sitting on tiny stools for a couple of days fiddling with wires and patching them on the board. I would hate to have this job.

I find locally they are running a few months ahead of schedule. The cabinet I am attached to was installed last month, and is now working, but not due to be done untill June




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  Reply # 322832 25-Apr-2010 22:13
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Awesome! thanks for update, its all very interesting, have u noticed a big speed increase?

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Reply # 322854 26-Apr-2010 00:36
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They are gas pipes sorry

Telecom NZ Gas LTD

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  Reply # 322861 26-Apr-2010 04:27
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lol 

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  Reply # 323145 26-Apr-2010 17:56
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No speed increase - I still only have an ADSL1 modem but it did go up about half a mbit but dropped it down again when i did some shoddy wiring when i put in a pbx.




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  Reply # 323205 26-Apr-2010 19:53
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To see if your cabinet's going to be upgraded in the near future I'd suggest looking at the chorus website http://www.chorus.co.nz/cabinet-notices#cs-3503







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  Reply # 323256 26-Apr-2010 21:13
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Dam mines not on there, but it only goes up to june, so ill keep checking, im guessing that the migration date is ment to be the day they switch over the cabinets? 

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  Reply # 325050 30-Apr-2010 01:55
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Tawa's cabinets are suppose to go live July 1 ;)

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  Reply # 325574 1-May-2010 14:38
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c71931f:
HowickDota: To see if your cabinet's going to be upgraded in the near future I'd suggest looking at the chorus website http://www.chorus.co.nz/cabinet-notices#cs-3503


Hmm.. I wonder if "RD/BY    Richmond    Richmond    05-May-10" is the part of richmond i'm in or notFoot in mouth


Look on the coverage maps, they have Google Maps to show you the address each cabinet and exchange covers.

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