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# 136860 11-Dec-2013 12:14
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First post so apologies if this is in the wrong place.

I just signed up for Snap and they let me know the date Chorus will activate my ADSL.  I took a look at my modem and I can see an upstream/downstream speed reported in the config. interface, so I was wondering what the process is that the engineer goes through now?  I'm assuming my line has been physically connected since I see the up/down speed, so is it a software provisioning that happens next?

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  # 949261 11-Dec-2013 12:14
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  # 949285 11-Dec-2013 12:20
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Were you with anyone before or is this the first time you have had that line connected?

 
 
 
 




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  # 949301 11-Dec-2013 12:29
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I've never had ADSL service at the property before, but I don't know about previous tenants.  I've been there a while now so even if previous tenants had ADSL, I would have expected it to be disconnected.

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  # 949329 11-Dec-2013 12:44
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Broadband ports can stay physically connected to the line even when the previous owner moves out. It is called an 'intact connection'.
The issue is that Chorus are very capable of picking up intacts and activating the phone line but they seem rather incapable of re-using the intact port. I think it mostly comes down the uselessness of ICMS and probably a lot of user error in the provisioning stages.

More than likely a different port needs to be wired in to your line than what is there now as a new port would have been provisioned rather than the intact.



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  # 949408 11-Dec-2013 14:41
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Thanks chevrolux, that explains why I see the up/down speed on the line I guess.  Hopefully the fact there's an intact connection already won't cause any issues when they get around to adding another one 

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  # 960756 3-Jan-2014 15:00
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chevrolux: Broadband ports can stay physically connected to the line even when the previous owner moves out. It is called an 'intact connection'.
The issue is that Chorus are very capable of picking up intacts and activating the phone line but they seem rather incapable of re-using the intact port. I think it mostly comes down the uselessness of ICMS and probably a lot of user error in the provisioning stages.

More than likely a different port needs to be wired in to your line than what is there now as a new port would have been provisioned rather than the intact.


Its not so much chorus's fault. Its more so that one ISP can't see another ISP's records when they are provisioning a line. More often than not, people at the Service Company level will throw in intact tracings.

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  # 961608 5-Jan-2014 19:21
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Confy: Thanks chevrolux, that explains why I see the up/down speed on the line I guess.  Hopefully the fact there's an intact connection already won't cause any issues when they get around to adding another one 

It used to cause lots of problems to the extent that provisioning would process the intact orders manually for a while. Now the systems automatically check for intact ports and I think reserve it until completed. Anyway theres some software that configures the "tunnelling" (ie speed, ISP, service priority etc) after provisioning have put the order through, and then you just wait for that to be refreshed an hour later. The whole process usually gets completed next day unless you require a tech to fix something blocking the DSL. Naked DSL can sometimes used to take ages if they couldn't find which line was previously connected at your address, hope thats been streamlined now.




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