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Topic # 150813 4-Aug-2014 11:07
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Hi, we just bought a house in Ardgowan St Oamaru and the previous owners told us about 18 months ago some contractors laid "blue cable" along the street outside the house. The house is 900m from where the Chorus website map indicates fibre ends.

I've contacted Chorus via B4Udig and they do have a cable along the street in front of the house, however their plan doesn't say what it is. I've phoned them and the person on their end simply regurgitated what I already saw for myself at http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps which indicates no fibre.

I also called the council and they said anything blue is water, and that telecoms is green. I can't see the previous owner confusing blue cable compared with a mains water supply, nor can I see why a new water supply would be laid beside a road that has already had it for decades.

I also see here http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/8958611/Fibre-optic-cable-en-route a blue fibre-optic cable being laid.

Wondering if anyone has any theories as to what this blue cable might be, and how I could go about finding out what it is. Perhaps I should just dig it up and break it, and see who comes knocking :D

Please tell me its fibre :D

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  Reply # 1101549 4-Aug-2014 11:10
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Looks like one end can get UFB but the rest of the road is in nowheresville as far as Broadband is concerned.

See for your self here:

http://www.chorus.co.nz/network-upgrade-map

Or call your preferred ISP for a "pre qual"



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  Reply # 1101555 4-Aug-2014 11:16
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Yeah, that's the map I've been looking at (seems identical to the one at http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps)

The house is just 900m up from where the fibre is marked as ending. There's a school 1.1km further up the road past us which does have fibre internet, but Chorus' help desk person (not very convincing knowledge) said it got there from the north via Redcastle St.

Just keen to find out exactly what that blue cable was, I guess.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1101558 4-Aug-2014 11:17
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RBI fibre was laid to the school at the northern end of your street.

Check out http://www.chorus.co.nz/rural-broadband-initiative/fibre-in-rural-community/fibre-to-rural-communities-1

If the blue line is outside your house, Contact an ISP and ask about Rural Fibre service.

^GL



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  Reply # 1101682 4-Aug-2014 13:03
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Thanks Chorus for being online here! Sorry, now I remember it was the map you referenced that told me the school got it from the northern end. So no, the blue lines indicated on that map don't go past the house. All signs point to it simply not being there, other than that the owner actually saw it being put in.

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