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Topic # 151194 17-Aug-2014 10:25
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Hi guys

I'm looking at renting a house in Johnsonville, it is a back section about 30-40 meters down a gravel driveway. I realise I need the owners permission, but assuming I get that, it's it possible to do the install on a back property? It is in a fibre area according to the Chorus map. Any other things I should be aware of when I am renting?

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  Reply # 1109817 17-Aug-2014 10:26
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It is possible (a friend on a back section is in the middle of an install now) but it could take a while. It took about two months to get a cable up the driveway, and it's been about three weeks since that happened and it still hasn't been connected to the house. Expect delays and then hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised if it all goes quickly.

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  Reply # 1109822 17-Aug-2014 10:32
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If it's a shared driveway, you need to ask all your neighbours (as well as your landlord) if they approve.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1109868 17-Aug-2014 12:00
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No1 - Landlords permission.

No2 - how long do you intend to stay - most RSPs require a min 12mth contract




If it is currently feed overhead (with a copper service lead) then there shouldnt be a problem to add/replace witha fibre lead
If it is currently feed underground in a conduit - then that should be able to be reused for a fibre connection (either add to or replace with fibre)
If it is currently feed underground but direct buried - then there will be a requirement to lay/thrust/drill in a new conduit or tube to extend the fibre down to the house.  This will require permissions as others have already commented on as well as costing and design approval of Chorus



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  Reply # 1109920 17-Aug-2014 13:55
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Thanks for your replies. It's not a shared drive. Did not notice any over head cables. As long as it is possible that is the main thing.

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  Reply # 1109936 17-Aug-2014 14:28
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If fibre is not possible, is VDSL an option? Next best thing :)

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  Reply # 1109942 17-Aug-2014 14:35
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quickymart: If fibre is not possible, is VDSL an option? Next best thing :)


except dont vodafone not do VDSL where cable or fibre is available... 




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  Reply # 1110233 18-Aug-2014 07:31
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hio77:
quickymart: If fibre is not possible, is VDSL an option? Next best thing :)


except dont vodafone not do VDSL where cable or fibre is available... 


And they don't do fibre where cable is available.. Bastards..






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  Reply # 1111176 19-Aug-2014 11:18
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are you kidding about the no fibre if cable is available!? If that is true I am straight to Telecom. The vodafone website is only listing cable and not Fibre, I called them up and the lady I spoke to (who I could not understand at all) said there is fibre, but she seemed confused between fibre and cable so I still dont know. What I do no is that Cable and Fibre is in the area



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  Reply # 1111223 19-Aug-2014 12:21
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A call to Vodafone about the cable > Fibre install and the guy did not know anything about that. He put me through to chorus who said there should be no problem with fibre in a cable area and if Vodafone would not offer fibre in a cable area it would be purely a business decision and not a limitation.

So, I then had to call back Vodafone, and after a long wait I was told that Vodafone will not offer Fibre to me even thou I am in a fibre area. She asked why I would want fibre over cable anyway, I told her I need the upload speeds that fibre offer, and, personally I think fibre is more future proof.

I am now on hold again, 15mins and counting, to talk to the next person to try take it further. Research other providers while I wait, but I wanted to stay with Vodafone to get the Vodafone TV option and my cell is with them. If they wont install fibre, they are losing 2 cells a land line and a internet connection and sky.


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  Reply # 1111233 19-Aug-2014 12:37

Hi Scotty1986,

 That is correct - Vodafone will not install fibre in an area where cable is available. It is a business decision, and I'm unsure if or when that will change. As far as I know, there aren't any exceptions to this. Sorry to hear the upstream speeds on cable don't currently meet your needs.




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