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Aaroona

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#139193 30-Jan-2014 21:17
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So, I'm looking at moving house and being a geek, one of the first things I check is the type of internet available... 

The Chorus map says FTTP is there, but then when I try to see if Telecom or Snap offer UFB there, it says no? 






So what does this actually mean? FTTP is there, but not usable, because..? 

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  #977682 30-Jan-2014 21:22
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I assume its a MDU rather than an actual house? If so the whole MDU process has to be followed.



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  #977683 30-Jan-2014 21:23
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sbiddle: I assume its a MDU rather than an actual house?



MDU? Its an apartment.. unfortunately no houses that close in town :) (probably should have said!) 

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  #977685 30-Jan-2014 21:26
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Yip so the whole MDU process for the entire building has to be followed. Timeframe for this depends entirely on how receptive the body corp is to fibre in the building - which at just a rough ballpark figure would be 6 - 12 months at a bare minimum from initial submission by an end user to anything actually happening. MDU install costs are also not necessarily covered by the free install.



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  #977686 30-Jan-2014 21:26
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Yeah, apartment, near where I live too. Fibre unobtanium because of the apartments. my VDSL 60/10 has to suffice

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  #977687 30-Jan-2014 21:27
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Steve do you know If there is a form or FAQ document etc I can send to my body corp to kick this process off,please?

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  #977688 30-Jan-2014 21:28
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sbiddle: Yip so the whole MDU process for the entire building has to be followed. Timeframe for this depends entirely on how receptive the body corp is to fibre in the building - which at just a rough ballpark figure would be 6 - 12 months at a bare minimum from initial submission by an end user to anything actually happening. MDU install costs are also not necessarily covered by the free install.



Ah... crap. :( Doesn't sound very hopeful then...


nathan: Yeah, apartment, near where I live too. Fibre unobtanium because of the apartments. my VDSL 60/10 has to suffice



I'd be happy if I could get VDSL there... but instead, left with ADSL2 at an estimated 11mbps.... (come from VDSL currently)..

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  #977689 30-Jan-2014 21:28
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Apartment building can get fibre, but there is a very detailed process that needs to be followed. It's not quite as simple as a domestic install with a single overhead leadin!

Your first step is to approach the body corp and ask. The Chorus and CFH websites detail everything that is required for a MDU.




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  #978563 1-Feb-2014 16:13
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sbiddle: Apartment building can get fibre, but there is a very detailed process that needs to be followed. It's not quite as simple as a domestic install with a single overhead leadin!

Your first step is to approach the body corp and ask. The Chorus and CFH websites detail everything that is required for a MDU.



THanks mate, makes sense. I'll see if I can get in touch with the body-corp beforehand, don't particularly want to move in and not get at least VDSL2.

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