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Topic # 150947 8-Aug-2014 15:31
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I live rural and a couple years ago watched contractors dig and place fibre cable past my mailbox.
When I check my address on Vodafone's site it says no fibre available to me.
There is a country school down the next road.
Does anyone know what that means?
Thanks. 

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  Reply # 1104960 8-Aug-2014 15:39
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that fiber is most likely connected to the school *maybe*




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  Reply # 1104978 8-Aug-2014 16:01
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PM me your actual address & I can tell you whether it is Chorus fibre and whether it is available to provide local access service.

^GL

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  Reply # 1105039 8-Aug-2014 17:33
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Remember Vodafone aren't the only ones that offer fibre! For example in bishopdale here in chch I can get snap, telecom but not Vodafone. 

I chose Snap and haven't looked back. 

Try also going to the enable website www.enable.net.nz

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  Reply # 1105054 8-Aug-2014 17:58
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tehgerbil: Remember Vodafone aren't the only ones that offer fibre! For example in bishopdale here in chch I can get snap, telecom but not Vodafone. 

I chose Snap and haven't looked back. 

Try also going to the enable website www.enable.net.nz


all depends on where the OP is.. enable is mainly Christchurch.

http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/getting-ufb/rollout-timetable/


likely its a FX fiber run or something rather than ufb.




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  Reply # 1105119 8-Aug-2014 20:36
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Also chorus use fibre to link exchanges or remote adsl cabinets - its not necessarily to directly connect homes




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  Reply # 1106056 10-Aug-2014 21:09
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hio77:
tehgerbil: Remember Vodafone aren't the only ones that offer fibre! For example in bishopdale here in chch I can get snap, telecom but not Vodafone. 

I chose Snap and haven't looked back. 

Try also going to the enable website www.enable.net.nz


all depends on where the OP is.. enable is mainly Christchurch.

http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/getting-ufb/rollout-timetable/


likely its a FX fiber run or something rather than ufb.


Perhaps, but all rural schools are getting fibre run to them by Chorus as part of the RBI. There is a map where Chorus will connect people for local access in which the household can go through an RSP who resell Chorus NGA/BoF in that area. Map can be found here. Last quote for an install quite close to the road was between 8-10k.

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  Reply # 1121087 3-Sep-2014 12:41
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You are approx 2000 metres from the nearest RBI fibre access point (at the top of the road going to the school).

You would need to fund the cost of getting the fibre to your door (figure 2000 metres of trenching/hauling, plus traffic management and consent fees).

Technically possible, not a standard service request from an ISP though.

^GL

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