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  # 938467 21-Nov-2013 13:53
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Try and get previous owners or tenants to keep their account intact if they have broadband and change the name on account to yours then pay telecom the fee to break your contract. At least you get broadband this way. Or talk to the neighbours offer to pay their bill and set up a wifi link with ubiquiti m5's or something. I got a mate doing this and his cabinet is fortunately being upgraded as I type this, the old conklin is being pulled out and replaced with adsl2+

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  # 938519 21-Nov-2013 16:33
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Take over the account from the existing owners would be highly advised.

 
 
 
 




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  # 938555 21-Nov-2013 17:11
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How do you do that? Cheers!



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  # 938556 21-Nov-2013 17:12
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Ignore. Sorry didn't read your message Gareth.

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  # 938973 22-Nov-2013 12:56
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samdouglas: How do you do that? Cheers!


Something like contact the current owners, tell them about the port shortage/problem and ask them if they are willing to contact their ISP and arrange a transfer of the existing account to you.

You would probably have to stick with whatever ISP they are with for the rest of their contract term (unless you want to pay the break fee) but it would be better than no internet.





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Tried that, current owners not keen to do it as they want to be sure there are no hiccups when they move to New place. Not going to try to convince them so just gonna keep my fingers crossed ! Thanks for all the advice, greatly appreciated.

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  # 938989 22-Nov-2013 13:13
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Bummer, they are probably worried about the same problem.

If this area is poorly served might be an opportunity to start up a local wireless ISP.

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samdouglas: Tried that, current owners not keen to do it as they want to be sure there are no hiccups when they move to New place. Not going to try to convince them so just gonna keep my fingers crossed ! Thanks for all the advice, greatly appreciated.


All house sales in my opinion should have a "broadband must be avaliable" clause as part of the contract. We have been contacted by farmers who are subdividing their land and this keeps coming up with people from the city wanting to buy a lifestyle block but keep asking for a broadband clause in the land sale. Good on 'em i say




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  # 940897 26-Nov-2013 10:51
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To be quite honest, if I was building a new home etc, and I knew there was a port shortage, I would ask if I could pay for a upgrade on the cabinet/exchange.

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  # 940980 26-Nov-2013 12:31
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Dairusire: To be quite honest, if I was building a new home etc, and I knew there was a port shortage, I would ask if I could pay for a upgrade on the cabinet/exchange.

Sure thing, that will be $200k plus thank you!




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  # 940983 26-Nov-2013 12:32
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coffeebaron:
Dairusire: To be quite honest, if I was building a new home etc, and I knew there was a port shortage, I would ask if I could pay for a upgrade on the cabinet/exchange.

Sure thing, that will be $200k plus thank you!


Well, lets be honest.... Go big or go home :P

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  # 946867 7-Dec-2013 00:38
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If you are going to pay that much, you might as well get some fibre run to your house.

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