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Topic # 15185 8-Aug-2007 16:20
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Or again, just the oncoming train....

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  Reply # 81618 8-Aug-2007 20:17
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The difference in approach to Wellington's plan is very, very interesting.

Wellington - We're laying fiber!  We're giving citylink more money!  We want to be an ISP!
Auckland - We're digging holes anyways, so we're going to put some pipe down.  Come put your own fiber in it!

Personally, I prefer Auckland's approach.

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  Reply # 81624 8-Aug-2007 20:41
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Similar is happening in the CHC CBD at present (we asked one of the contractors) Dark fibre to the door. 35 core cable or similar is now running past our gate.


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  Reply # 81665 9-Aug-2007 00:39
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I read somewhere that glass fibre only lasted about 20 years before quality dropped below usable values, can someone confirm/correct this?  It may have something to do with moistue absorption.

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  Reply # 81788 9-Aug-2007 18:16
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As opposed to the copper that lasts forever?? :D

Once the duct is in place, they can replace it with whatever comes along. The problem with telecoms network is the last big spend on cabling was the early 80s, and its all directly buried so cant just be used to pull newer better stuff thru the ducts, since then they have done stuff all investment, and its so hard to do it now thanks to the RMA that the only viable time to drop some ducts in is when your digging anyway.

I'm still surprised that there isn't a need to have some Maoris turn up to bless the ducts or the land they go thru or something before they can be used.


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