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  # 609267 14-Apr-2012 13:51
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Lorenceo: Be sure to take pictures of all the equipment and wiring when it's complete.

I would also be really interested to see what sort of equipment they install. 



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  # 609292 14-Apr-2012 15:30
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Here's what's been installed so far:

The connection on the berm:


The demarcation point:


An internal connection (in my cupboard):


The router (is that the right word?):


 

 
 
 
 


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  # 609315 14-Apr-2012 16:09
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The Ericsson device pictures is the ONT, this converts the fibre to copper/ethernet. You will then plug your router into this, which I assume will be the Linksys box on the wall behind it.




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  # 609323 14-Apr-2012 16:29
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Colour me green. Which ISP are you going to be connected with? Also which city are you located in?
We all of course expect speedtest results, etc when it's complete. ;)



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  # 609374 14-Apr-2012 18:45
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sbiddle: The Ericsson device pictures is the ONT, this converts the fibre to copper/ethernet. You will then plug your router into this, which I assume will be the Linksys box on the wall behind it.





Yup. The Lynksys box you see directly behind it is our router. The other one in the corner of the pic is for the VOIP. I'm guessing since the ONT has phone out, we wont need it anymore. 



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  # 609376 14-Apr-2012 18:47
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Lorenceo: Colour me green. Which ISP are you going to be connected with? Also which city are you located in?
We all of course expect speedtest results, etc when it's complete. ;)


Ubernet in Whangarei.

Pretty pleased with the pricing too. It's $99 / month for 150Gb - 50 megabit connection and a phone line. :)

Will definitely post speedtest results. 

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  # 609378 14-Apr-2012 18:49
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Damn that price looks very reasonable.

 
 
 
 


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  # 609382 14-Apr-2012 18:56
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Pock:
sbiddle: The Ericsson device pictures is the ONT, this converts the fibre to copper/ethernet. You will then plug your router into this, which I assume will be the Linksys box on the wall behind it.





Yup. The Lynksys box you see directly behind it is our router. The other one in the corner of the pic is for the VOIP. I'm guessing since the ONT has phone out, we wont need it anymore. 


Whether or not the ISP uses the ONT phone ports or not is going to depend entirely on their provisioning systems and softswitch compatibility. There is already one brand of ONT being deployed that has still has compatibility issues with the world's largest softswitch vendor.

My pick will be that we'll see a combination of ISP's choosing to use the onboard ATA, and those that stick to all in one devices such as Orcon with their Genius.

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  # 609400 14-Apr-2012 19:59
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I like how the pigtail out of the splice box is just hanging around lol. I would of thought that the ONT be secured right next to the splice box and and the pigtail is tied up nicely.

But all in all, very cool to see!

So was your copper cable direct buried? Do you know why a new duct was installed across to the house?

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  # 609406 14-Apr-2012 20:21
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chevrolux: I like how the pigtail out of the splice box is just hanging around lol. I would of thought that the ONT be secured right next to the splice box and and the pigtail is tied up nicely.



Sometimes thats better, because you cant bend fibre optic cables like you can with copper, otherwise you loose signal. Any bends have to be large - like a train track vs a road.




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  # 609625 15-Apr-2012 16:33
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chevrolux: I like how the pigtail out of the splice box is just hanging around lol. I would of thought that the ONT be secured right next to the splice box and and the pigtail is tied up nicely.

But all in all, very cool to see!

So was your copper cable direct buried? Do you know why a new duct was installed across to the house?


Our existing broadband was wireless (a thingymabobawatsit on the roof).

It was quite interesting to hear how they did it all. The wife was home when they came. The drilling company smashed open the conduit going past the house and joined it on to the flexible bit that they ran. The next guy came along and 'blew' the fiber from a cabinet somewhere, all the way up to the demarcation point. My wife said they spent almost all day here because the drilling company had connected the wrong pipe. Oops! 

In one of the first pictures I labelled the fibre going past the house, but it seems that I was wrong. I have no idea what the black cable I labelled is, but the part the drilling company joined on to was a ~ 40mm conduit that was packed full of other small flexible conduits. I was really surprised that they just smashed into it. I thought it would have been neater than that.

Here's how they connected in: 
 

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  # 609631 15-Apr-2012 17:09
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So there is no copper phone network going to your house at all? I would be almost certain there must be some copper going to your house.
I assume that the duct your old cable is in was either unsuitable or in the wrong place for the fiber to come in.

This is a totally different approach to what they are doing down here in Palmy. Every where they have installed microduct they have put in new pillars on the footpath and joined in two microducts to each pillar (or however many is needed to service the properties).
Whereas yours goes directly from the main duct to an ETP on the house.

Sounds kind of boring making these comparisons I suppose but it is all pretty cool i reckon lol.

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  # 609633 15-Apr-2012 17:09
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raytaylor:
chevrolux: I like how the pigtail out of the splice box is just hanging around lol. I would of thought that the ONT be secured right next to the splice box and and the pigtail is tied up nicely.



Sometimes thats better, because you cant bend fibre optic cables like you can with copper, otherwise you loose signal. Any bends have to be large - like a train track vs a road.


That is the theory :-)

I've been in an room with a vendor trying to introduce errors on a UFB link by winding the fibre around a pen multiple times. pulling it, folding it, hitting it... They finally got a pair of scissors out and cut it. That finally introduced some errors :-)

Fibre patch leads are a lot stronger than many people give them credit for :-)

But yes, you are right, the book says nice big radiuses for fibre... and I would do that too myself.

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  # 609745 15-Apr-2012 22:18
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chevrolux: So there is no copper phone network going to your house at all? I would be almost certain there must be some copper going to your house.
I assume that the duct your old cable is in was either unsuitable or in the wrong place for the fiber to come in.

This is a totally different approach to what they are doing down here in Palmy. Every where they have installed microduct they have put in new pillars on the footpath and joined in two microducts to each pillar (or however many is needed to service the properties).
Whereas yours goes directly from the main duct to an ETP on the house.


*Just guessing*

The rollout in Northland is by Northpower, whereas Palmy, as with most of the country, is being run by Chorus which owns the copper network. So maybe Northpower dont have access to the Chorus peds/conduits, and must install their own conduits? Sure seems inefficient, but wouldnt surprise me if they hadnt come to an arrangment with Chorus.

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  # 609757 15-Apr-2012 23:10
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Pock:
Lorenceo: Colour me green. Which ISP are you going to be connected with? Also which city are you located in?
We all of course expect speedtest results, etc when it's complete. ;)


Ubernet in Whangarei.

Pretty pleased with the pricing too. It's $99 / month for 150Gb - 50 megabit connection and a phone line. :)

Will definitely post speedtest results.?


Welcome to the club. :)

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