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Topic # 134047 12-Nov-2013 19:19
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Hi there,

I see that work has been done by Chorus on my street in Auckland Central to install fibre, and that work is currently being done in nearby streets such as Anzac Ave. There have also been works going on in the last couple of months in other nearby streets. I'm interested to know how long it takes on average for UFB to become available to order from an ISP after the installation is complete in a single street. Also how dependent is the wiring of nearby streets to the street I'm on? Do a bunch of streets need to be wired up in a unit and then connected before UFB is available on any of the streets?

Thanks for any information you have, I'm really interested in how the process works.

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  Reply # 931706 12-Nov-2013 20:29
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In the same situation - the chorus guys (and subbies) have been doing an amazing job installing in my area they are very fast at getting it done.

As I understand it they have about 6 weeks testing after the fibre is blown, but I imagine it will change depending on any issues encountered along the way

I'm not expecting that we'll be live (in Rotorua) before Christmas.

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  Reply # 931739 12-Nov-2013 21:39
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Each cabinet area is designed for max 220 Premises - The communial network for these areas is all built at once (in small sections at a time) - local backhaul fibre (to the exch) is installed at the same time and all tubes tested and fibre tests completed before it is signed off as operational and handed over for installs


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  Reply # 931768 12-Nov-2013 22:49
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To add to what InstallerUFB has stated, it seems to be around 3 months after they finish your area before it goes live.  Thats what i found here anyway.  Im in a UFF area, so it might be different there.

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