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I wonder with the government owning the railways again it might open up the fibre it manages there. Or was the fibre totally sold to Clear/Telstra.  Maybe they will roll out fibre along the electrified poles that support the wires that make them electricians work.

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hellonearthisman: I wonder with the government owning the railways again it might open up the fibre it manages there. Or was the fibre totally sold to Clear/Telstra.  Maybe they will roll out fibre along the electrified poles that support the wires that make them electricians work.

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The lines and land are still owned by the Crown. Toll is just the operator of the trains and services.




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hellonearthisman: I wonder with the government owning the railways again it might open up the fibre it manages there. Or was the fibre totally sold to Clear/Telstra. Maybe they will roll out fibre along the electrified poles that support the wires that make them electricians work.

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The lines and land are still owned by the Crown. Toll is just the operator of the trains and services.


"Still" is a recent thing. The Crown bought the track back from Toll after Toll bought it in poor condition from asset stripped Tranz Rail.

As for the Fibre

"Fibre optic cable was laid in the North Island along the main trunk line corridor during the 1980s. These were subsequently sold to Clear Communications (now TelstraClear). Clear laid more cable in the 1990s." http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/MultipageDocumentPage____5504.aspx#P431_67702

 
 
 
 




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From the looks of this great infomation refered Bung
med: 107. A further issue is the fragility of the rail network - tracks upon sleepers upon ballast base. If a utility operator working within the rail corridor (i.e. laying cable via a tunnel underneath or through the ballast base) reinstated the line to a substandard quality, it could pose a serious risk of weakening the line, resulting in derailment of rail traffic and causing serious injury to staff, passengers, and passers-by, and damage to freight, plus seriously disrupting the scheduling and movement of rail traffic.

It would be a bad idea putting in any more ground cables, so is there anything is stopping adding fibre to the power poles system?

It would give alot of small towns a modern opportunity for teleworking. It would sure make the national internet very fast and would be cheap and quick to rollout.  If they started today, it could be here about the same time we see WiMax rolling out.



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  # 128708 6-May-2008 08:24
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I guess Kordia the state owned telco could lay the fiber..




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