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  #813228 7-May-2013 20:19
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sbiddle:
richms: Otherwise sink some massive posts infront of it so that the next idiot car driver wraps around that instead of the poor cabinet getting taken out.


There was a green TelstraClear box not far from me that used to get hit rather often as it was on the side of a driveway. They then bolted a bit steel bollard into the ground on both sides - I saw this also get severaly damaged on a couple of occasions!


Are you sure it wasn't you trying to 'improve' the network?




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  #813235 7-May-2013 20:28
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Some guy barrelled through a T-intersection near where I live a few years ago. He took out a street sign, lamp post, low concrete fence and finally hit a house while doing well over 100 km an hour. I think he caused $30 K of damage to the house. The guy was killed in the accident.




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  #813238 7-May-2013 20:31
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Actually how much steel post would you need to stop a car doing those sorts of speeds in a meter or so? Old wooden powerpoles were great at standing up to that sort of idiocy compared to the feeble metal ones, perhaps wooden posts surrounded by steel posts or vice versa to protect the cabinets from stray 4x4s?




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  #813245 7-May-2013 20:35
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The reason they make 'em out of steel that will collapse rather than solid wood is to minimise the injury to the vehicle occupants.




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  #813284 7-May-2013 21:13
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DarthKermit: The reason they make 'em out of steel that will collapse rather than solid wood is to minimise the injury to the vehicle occupants.


That seems counter intuitive. I would rather my internet and power still work.




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  #813288 7-May-2013 21:23
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Put the cabinets underground, No more crash problems.

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  #813290 7-May-2013 21:26
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hellonearthisman: Put the cabinets underground, No more crash problems.


just flooding problems :-)

 
 
 
 


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  #813292 7-May-2013 21:31
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So have you guys still got POTS? Looks like the slack in the cable saved the copper, but the jumpers are a real mess



juha: This incident illustrates amply and with all clarity the superiority of FTTP over FTTN.


Still passive cabinets to bowl over under FTTP, albeit smaller targets. Potentially a lot more difficult to repair fibre - would you splice a few hundred fibres or just blow new fibre to everyone's house?

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nickb800: So have you guys still got POTS? Looks like the slack in the cable saved the copper, but the jumpers are a real mess



juha: This incident illustrates amply and with all clarity the superiority of FTTP over FTTN.


Still passive cabinets to bowl over under FTTP, albeit smaller targets. Potentially a lot more difficult to repair fibre - would you splice a few hundred fibres or just blow new fibre to everyone's house?



If a Yr1/2 Chorus UFB cabinet got bowled there would be more damage and take longer to fix than a FFTN cabinet in respect that apart from replaceing the physical cabinet (depending on how hard it was hit ) which has to be done from below ground and built up in layers, each of the 26way microduct tube bundles would have to be cut and a section replaced (depending on strenching - they are clamped to sections of the cabinet base) this needs to be done before the cabinet can be reassembled. only when the cabinet is all back together can all the working distribution fibres be reblown to the houses and spliced back in at the ETPs

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  #813420 8-May-2013 06:21
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hellonearthisman: Put the cabinets underground, No more crash problems.


Except for flooding which is a real problem in the pits.

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  #813684 8-May-2013 14:02
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My residential service is apparently off of this box, as I found out on Sunday afternoon when service cut out at about 1 pm. It wasn't raining at that time, though it may have earlier in the day. This is at the junction of a T intersection and it looked like the driver probably came straight off of Jillian Dr, through the bus sign, box & fence. I can't find a report of the accident yet, but didn't hear anyone hooning around at the time so, who knows how it happened...

Phone service resumed yesterday afternoon or evening. I rang Telecom this morning to tell them broadband wasn't back, CS had me turn router off, unplug, reset, etc. Then said I should borrow a router & splitter to test it wasn't my equipment before calling a tech out. I said fine, and mentioned I saw a Chorus truck down the road, we hung up. CS rang back after a few minutes after chasing up the idea with his supervisor and Chorus & speaking to the techs in the truck. Good follow up, but why aren't Chorus & Telecom in contact about this already?

Anyhow, Telecom CS says that Chorus techs say they think the box won't be back up until next week.

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richms:
DarthKermit: The reason they make 'em out of steel that will collapse rather than solid wood is to minimise the injury to the vehicle occupants.


That seems counter intuitive. I would rather my internet and power still work.


Wow. You'd rather roadside fixtures maim or kill people just so you can have internet.

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  #813720 8-May-2013 15:24
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Seems like NBR is picking up on the story too.

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  #813793 8-May-2013 16:28
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BuckyDoneGun:
richms:
DarthKermit: The reason they make 'em out of steel that will collapse rather than solid wood is to minimise the injury to the vehicle occupants.


That seems counter intuitive. I would rather my internet and power still work.


Wow, aren't you a scumbag. You'd rather roadside fixtures maim or kill people just so you can have internet.


I think he was actually taking the piss.




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DarthKermit:
BuckyDoneGun:
richms:
DarthKermit: The reason they make 'em out of steel that will collapse rather than solid wood is to minimise the injury to the vehicle occupants.


That seems counter intuitive. I would rather my internet and power still work.


Wow. You'd rather roadside fixtures maim or kill people just so you can have internet.


I think he was actually taking the piss.


No way he was taking the piss!

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