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Topic # 114793 3-Mar-2013 20:15
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So we're building a new house in a new subdivision in Leeston, South Canterbury, which will be connected by fibre, but it looks like Xnet are still the only retailer offering broadband services over the connection. Just wondering if anyone else does or will be in the future?

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  Reply # 773999 3-Mar-2013 21:01
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There are a number of threads on here discussing this if you do a search, but in a nutshell existing BoF areas will be able to accept UFB connections from the 1st April.

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  Reply # 774011 3-Mar-2013 21:49
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I did search but found nothing. However now I know the term "BoF" results a plenty. Reading up about it all now. 1st April sounds good, will be well before we move in :-)

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  Reply # 774027 3-Mar-2013 22:22
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A warning for anyone else - always check things out before you buy an empty lot.

I am having to come up with solutions because three developers decided to start selling lots without asking chorus to install telephone cabling and with sales starting to finally pick up - they arent selling because of the lack of broadband avaliability. For those that have built - they have found out after construction begun that they have to pay for ~1km of trenching etc for their telephone lines to be bought in.

I advise you - never buy a section unless you know your options for broadband and telephone before hand - and that you are comfortable with those options.

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  Reply # 774046 3-Mar-2013 23:59
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BoF = Broadband Over Fibre. Telecom/Vector (others??) where doing Trials of Fibre before UFB and WorldExchange was the only trialist in these areas (there where a lot of areas).

It was a completely different technology than the UFB GPON.

All the BoF Areas had to be "given" to Chorus and Chorus is now converting them back to GPON. There are a few BoF Areas which have already converted to UFB Areas (as I live in a Post BOF area and have UFB now)

I don't know about other areas but where I live (Hobsonville Point) all the houses have all the piping to them already and inside the houses when built and all thats needed is the fibre blown down the pipes. Turning someone on should (in theory) only take a couple of hours.

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