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Topic # 151867 8-Sep-2014 13:25
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Can anyone tell me the average time from when the digging starts in your street to when Chorus have UFB fibre available for use.

Our address shows as "by Jun-2015".  We had a letter recently from Chorus saying digging would start and today when I left for work they had diggers lined up in the street next to ours and a big roll of ducting ready to go.

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  Reply # 1124279 8-Sep-2014 13:30
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I have seen up to 6 months.
Depends really :).




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  Reply # 1124282 8-Sep-2014 13:32
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My street was a bit less than 3 months.



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  Reply # 1124307 8-Sep-2014 13:43
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Thanks jonb and TimA, so based on your responses I'd guess about 4.5 months so for us that means hopefully some time early next year.

Probably too late to get in on the BigPipe UFB trial but I'm happy as I was on their xDSL trial and am still with them.

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  Reply # 1124353 8-Sep-2014 14:29
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Really depends on the nearly infrastructure. Could be anything from 1-2 months to 10-11 months if whole areas aren't ready until the end of the year..



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  Reply # 1124915 9-Sep-2014 11:44
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Was about 4 months in our area. The digging etc took about a month, then all the rest of work connecting the cabinet etc took 3 months.

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  Reply # 1125172 9-Sep-2014 16:43
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Same here - 3 months between digging finished and able to connect.





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  Reply # 1125365 9-Sep-2014 21:36
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6 months and still waiting.

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  Reply # 1125417 9-Sep-2014 22:49
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they started digging at the end of November in out street and it went live the end of May the next year, so 6 months. And i still have had no letter or anything to say that UFB is available i only found out by checking my address to see if UFB was available . In fact the first time my neighbour knew he could get it was when i told him a few weeks after i had it installed.




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  Reply # 1125424 9-Sep-2014 23:02
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They started in our area 6 months ago and now have only just come up on chorus map thing as having UFB now. How long does it take for the ISPs to see this as they still have it unavailable? Cheers



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  Reply # 1125771 10-Sep-2014 14:31
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Aredwood: Same here - 3 months between digging finished and able to connect.


That's quick.  I'll keep my fingers crossed our street is quick too.

This week they started digging the street that ours joins on to.  They are very quick in that street and this morning already had a lot of microducting installed.  They are being reasonably clever at reusing ducting that was installed when the cabinet went into the street.  I expect them to slow down when they get to our street as there is no ducting to reuse.  :(

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  Reply # 1128637 14-Sep-2014 22:24
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graemeh:
Aredwood: Same here - 3 months between digging finished and able to connect.


That's quick.  I'll keep my fingers crossed our street is quick too.

This week they started digging the street that ours joins on to.  They are very quick in that street and this morning already had a lot of microducting installed.  They are being reasonably clever at reusing ducting that was installed when the cabinet went into the street.  I expect them to slow down when they get to our street as there is no ducting to reuse.  :(


I hope they can reuse the pipe that goes from the street to my house rather than having to dig up the drive way since it is a shared. Oh well, I guess there is always the consolation prize of having Vodafone I guess :D




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meks: They started in our area 6 months ago and now have only just come up on chorus map thing as having UFB now. How long does it take for the ISPs to see this as they still have it unavailable? Cheers


Just tell them it is available and have them manually confirm it with the fibre company if they have to.

We got our letter telling us it was live, but according to Snap it wasn't. I just said, "um... yes it is", so they went ahead and sorted it.

It was weeks before the Snap address checker was updated to show our street as live.




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