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Topic # 150149 12-Jul-2014 22:08
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At a relative's place (in a rural location) they have ADSL2+, at a distance of about 600m from the (non-Whisper) cabinet. It is possibly a similar situation to Timbo's ADSL in Outram, ie, congestion at peak times. My relatives are reasonably happy with it as they don't use the internet enough to really worry about it.

Their property is about 400m off the main road, up a dirt road and to their driveway. Fibre has (apparently) been laid along the main road, yet if I check a property on the main road, there is no mention of fibre being available - now or in the future.

If they wanted fibre, they would probably need to dig a trench themselves to their property to connect it. Is that right? Note that this would be across several paddocks that they own (the others are owned by relatives) so no issues getting consent there.

If they did that would they be able to be connected? My guess is no, as Chorus would most likely say "the fibre that was laid there was for transmission purposes only, not for connections". Is my thinking right here, ie, they can't connect to it, or is there a possibility that they can, even in the future?

Thanks in advance :)

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  Reply # 1087909 12-Jul-2014 22:33
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If it's backhaul fibre, then short answer is no you can't connect.
Long answer, it's like having a motorway go right past your backyard and asking if they can build your own private off ramp. If you have a Kim Dot Com budget, then I'm sure it would be possible.




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  Reply # 1087914 12-Jul-2014 22:59
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just because fiber is laid past the property doesn't necessarily mean its for residential use :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1087920 12-Jul-2014 23:12
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Could be back bone fibre then no way!



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  Reply # 1087929 13-Jul-2014 05:59
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I suspected it might be something like that...is there any way of checking? Someone here from Chorus might know maybe?

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  Reply # 1087946 13-Jul-2014 07:47
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I'm afraid that the only way that some people will be able to get fibre is if they eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.




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  Reply # 1087948 13-Jul-2014 07:51
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DarthKermit: I'm afraid that the only way that some people will be able to get fibre is if they eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

What about bread and weetbix?


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  Reply # 1087961 13-Jul-2014 09:23
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quickymart: I suspected it might be something like that...is there any way of checking? Someone here from Chorus might know maybe?


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  Reply # 1087996 13-Jul-2014 10:29
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quickymart: I suspected it might be something like that...is there any way of checking? Someone here from Chorus might know maybe?

There is a map on this page that shows where the usable rural fibre is.



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  Reply # 1088244 13-Jul-2014 20:45
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Thanks Behodar...so basically if there's a blue line on that map it means it's connectable fibre? (I have a relative who appears to be right inside coverage on that map).

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  Reply # 1088245 13-Jul-2014 20:47
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I believe so, but apparently it can be tricky to actually get the ball rolling.



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  Reply # 1088248 13-Jul-2014 20:57
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Am I right in thinking my relative should start talking to their ISP...or ask other ISP's if they won't play ball?

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  Reply # 1088249 13-Jul-2014 20:58
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Yup.



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  Reply # 1201043 20-Dec-2014 13:34
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A little bump here. The fibre thing is a no go as it would cost a lot to get it installed.

However, my relative is also in a wireless RBI coverage area. He's asking what happens exactly with this installation. Am I right in thinking an antenna is installed on the house (orientated to give the best signal) and a connection jackpoint is fitted where he requires it? Or am I on the wrong track here?

 

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  Reply # 1201046 20-Dec-2014 13:46
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Also - is the wireless RBI map up-to-date? Some places are showing as "available within 12 months" but they've been like that for over a year now?

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/rural/
^ is the map I'm referring to.

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