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Topic # 136267 20-Nov-2013 21:51
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So the school directly opposite us has fibre but apparently we are not part of the special govt approved zone so we cant connect.

Does that mean some time around 2020 when every over connection is done they might consider it?

Is there any hope of connecting at all?

In another life that wifi signal I can see would have been very appealing

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  Reply # 938250 20-Nov-2013 22:11

Is the fibre on your side of the street?
Is the fibre hooked up to your junction box?
Has your street been hooked up to residential ufb?

I think you know the answer. Btw ... Loving my 30/10 ufb connection. Might upgrade to the 100/50 one soon.

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  Reply # 938262 20-Nov-2013 23:00
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Perhaps the school can deploy a high speed wireless network as a fundraising initiative.




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  Reply # 938278 21-Nov-2013 04:10
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UFB is in year 3 of a 10+ year rollout plan.

Someone has to be first and someone has to be last. Schools, hospitals etc are #1 priority to be connected in the first few years.

Basically keep calm and carry on.

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  Reply # 938307 21-Nov-2013 08:00
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Ragnor: UFB is in year 3 of a 10+ year rollout plan.

Someone has to be first and someone has to be last. Schools, hospitals etc are #1 priority to be connected in the first few years.

Basically keep calm and carry on.


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Many schools are connected via P2P fibre before GPON is deployed and receive special pricing.

If you're wanting to pay the full non subsidised cost of an installation (might be able to get an install for $5k- $10k if not too much work is required if you are opposite the school) and happy to pay the monthly costs for P2P fibre then you too could have fibre.


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  Reply # 938328 21-Nov-2013 09:01
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Talk to the School,

They recently introduced policy to allow schools to "on sell" their fibre access to local communities

http://beehive.govt.nz/release/green-light-schools-digital-community-hubs

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  Reply # 938478 21-Nov-2013 14:10
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So where are you exactly, Everyone here is assuming your in a UFB zone but RBI provides fiber to the school in a lot of cases




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  Reply # 939361 23-Nov-2013 01:15
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My friend who lives up north is in a similar situation to the OP, lives directly opposite a school which is scheduled to get fibre under the RBI sometime in the new year. He thought he would probably be able to get fibre then but if the OP is anything to go by then maybe not. 

So does anyone here (fibre installers, Chorus workers etc) know what the deal is with fibre to schools? Is a single fibre laid JUST to the school? Or is it a bundle of fibre (if that's the correct term) essentially creating a fibre node and allowing those nearby to connect also?

If it is only to the school it would seem a wasted oportunity to expand the fibre network as wouldn't most of the cost be in labour/work in took to lay it? Not so much in the fibre itself?

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  Reply # 939368 23-Nov-2013 06:47
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tangerz: My friend who lives up north is in a similar situation to the OP, lives directly opposite a school which is scheduled to get fibre under the RBI sometime in the new year. He thought he would probably be able to get fibre then but if the OP is anything to go by then maybe not. 

So does anyone here (fibre installers, Chorus workers etc) know what the deal is with fibre to schools? Is a single fibre laid JUST to the school? Or is it a bundle of fibre (if that's the correct term) essentially creating a fibre node and allowing those nearby to connect also?

If it is only to the school it would seem a wasted oportunity to expand the fibre network as wouldn't most of the cost be in labour/work in took to lay it? Not so much in the fibre itself?


The fibre cables that are generaly being connected to the schools is a low count cable (12 Fibres) from a spliceing joint at the nearest main fibre route - generaly only 2 to 4 fibres (depending on what is spare to be used) are actualy connected - and depending on distance from the differnt types of equipment being deployed  - a single fibre conection will be used for GPON service & short range P2P service or dual fibre conection for P2P requireing a larger range. Generaly there are no large amounts of extra fibre not being used

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  Reply # 939594 23-Nov-2013 19:34
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Ha I see fibre go straight past my house (on sh1) but as it's a rural area it is unlikely to ever arrive. Ahh well.

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  Reply # 941332 26-Nov-2013 21:45
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wellygary: Talk to the School,

They recently introduced policy to allow schools to "on sell" their fibre access to local communities

http://beehive.govt.nz/release/green-light-schools-digital-community-hubs


This maybe an option I'll go talk to them,

http://www.minedu.govt.nz/theMinistry/EducationInitiatives/UFBInSchools/QuestionsAndAnswers/Digital%20HubsForCommunities.aspx

Has anybody actully done this or know of a school that has?

Seems like you would need an ISP like entity that runs the connections




 


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