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Topic # 133600 27-Oct-2013 20:34
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Hi guys,

About 2 months ago they layed underground pipes down the road where my parents live (Victoria road, New plymouth), I assumed this was for underground UFB rollout, however i see they also have installed overhead cables, and attached to a power pole i see one of those black UFB cylinders (sorry no pics).

I'm just wondering what's gone on here?

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  Reply # 922682 27-Oct-2013 20:37
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Looks like New Plymouth is Ultrafast's territory. The map on the UFF website says ...

Victoria Road, New Plymouth 4310
Provider Ultrafast Fibre
Area New Plymouth
Status Under Construction
Premium Business Available 01-12-2013
All Services Available 01-12-2013

Without knowing your exact number I am not sure but you could check for yourself at http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder



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  Reply # 922760 27-Oct-2013 21:38
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Thanks for the reply but what I was wanting to know, simply because i'm curious, is why they installed the underground piping as well as the overhead fibre lines?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 922788 27-Oct-2013 22:02
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One for chinese (undeground) one for nsa? Lol




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  Reply # 922802 27-Oct-2013 22:17
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JokezNZ: Thanks for the reply but what I was wanting to know, simply because i'm curious, is why they installed the underground piping as well as the overhead fibre lines?


With absolutely no knowledge of the area one would assume it's a simple case of an underground network but with overhead drops for the leadin. This is an extremely common scenario.


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  Reply # 922803 27-Oct-2013 22:17
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Give Matt at Primo a call - he can tell you if its available yet.




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  Reply # 922837 27-Oct-2013 23:21
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The main ducting is trenched to the pole with the current box pillar on it. On that pole it then goes overhead to the houses.
It is exactly how the copper network is built. My argument to this Is they are trenching to the poles so why not juat trench to the properties.

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  Reply # 922866 28-Oct-2013 07:17
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chevrolux: The main ducting is trenched to the pole with the current box pillar on it. On that pole it then goes overhead to the houses.
It is exactly how the copper network is built. My argument to this Is they are trenching to the poles so why not juat trench to the properties.


$$$, you can probably have an underground 'drop' if you pay or it,
The taxpayers contribution will only likely fund you a connection to the current equivalent installation standard

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  Reply # 922895 28-Oct-2013 09:30
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raytaylor: Give Matt at Primo a call - he can tell you if its available yet.


In my experience Ultrafast's website is rather accurate and always remember that just because there is fibre in the ground doesn't mean it is ready for service or as UFF call it "service ready". Have you tried the URL I posted earlier yet? http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder

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  Reply # 923367 29-Oct-2013 08:18
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JokezNZ: Hi guys,

About 2 months ago they layed underground pipes down the road where my parents live (Victoria road, New plymouth), I assumed this was for underground UFB rollout, however i see they also have installed overhead cables, and attached to a power pole i see one of those black UFB cylinders (sorry no pics).

I'm just wondering what's gone on here?

Sounds odd because they normally want to complete the whole road within a month. Were the pipes red? I have seen both underground and overhead installed in the same street.

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