cyril7:k1wi:nakedmolerat: I am interested to know if they knew about this geekzone discussion.Unless they google themselves I doubt their GZ's typical user?
Yep, 99.9% of GZ users start frothing at the mouth with the thought of accessible fibre on their lawn, but not for the same reason these guys are frothing at the mouth.
bales: i was thinking they could paint it grey to match carport.Or white to match the downpipe...
Wellington isn't far off in that some places with the HFC network. And yet people still think it is a good idea to put these on poles. Best decision Auckland has made was saying no to having HFC on poles.
Not really. There are so many areas in Auckland that aren't going to get underground power in the next 50 years so putting fiber underground is going to be a costly exercise in these streets but hanging it from the polls would make more sense as they have done in Whangarei and have finished the roll out.. In pure underground areas it makes sense to underground . Unfortunately the holy crusade by the NZ Herald to the Auckland City Council some years ago prevented TelstraClear from installing cable in Auckland..
This is what overhead services look like where I lived in Boston (and they don't do it justice):
Almost as good as Koh Samui in Thailand (well thailand in general i guess!). You can hear the power arching as your walking underneath these, not a great feeling ;)
linw: How is it that some UFB areas have these but others (like ours) don't? We just have a cabinet from which the ducts travel underground to each house. (Location is Camborne, Porirua, in a Chorus zone).