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#153728 6-Oct-2014 15:00
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My wife and I are looking at buying a section in Central Otago which the developer tells me will have fibre installed (no copper phone lines at all). There is no UFB in any other parts of this town currently so this will be the first installation. Just wanting to check that this is the new standard way for subdivisons to get made? He said he got Chorus in to lay the fibre. I presume it is just terminated back to the nearest cabinet and will be capable of UFB to any house in the subdivision?

For me this is a major buying point and just want to ensure there are no pitfalls I need to be aware of. I remember reading about other people being caught out 2-3 years ago in new subdivisions having limited choice for broadband providers and getting screwed because one company had sole rights to that subdivision (or do I have my wires crossed?)

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  #1148261 6-Oct-2014 15:15
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In the early days of BoF (broadband over fibre) there was one option - WxC. They didn't have sole rights, it was simply that no other ISP in NZ took up the option to offer broadband and VoIP services. Companies like Spark still can't operate in fibre only areas as they still don't have a VoIP offering.

You would need to follow up more with the developer and ISPs to see who could cover you.



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  #1148284 6-Oct-2014 15:43
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sbiddle:

 

In the early days of BoF (broadband over fibre) there was one option - WxC. They didn't have sole rights, it was simply that no other ISP in NZ took up the option to offer broadband and VoIP services. Companies like Spark still can't operate in fibre only areas as they still don't have a VoIP offering.

You would need to follow up more with the developer and ISPs to see who could cover you.

The developer was pretty clueless in regards to anything to do with it apart from saying he did what Chorus told him to do. Should I call up my ISP (Slingshot) and ask them what the options will be? The subdivision still is 6 months away from completion but the lots are for sale now so do you think the ISP will even know anything about the fibre being installed there?

 
 
 
 


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  #1148310 6-Oct-2014 15:57
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What's the situation in places like Canterbury if Chorus do this. Since Enable do pretty much everywhere would any ISPs even have handovers etc. for small local pockets of Chorus?




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  #1148355 6-Oct-2014 16:34
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Chorus has been reticulating large scale subdivisions with fibre only for the last 5-7 years.

With the arrival of UFB, many ISPs have developed fibre broadband and landline offerings, some also offer content services.

To see which RSPs are setup to offer fibre services in subdivisions outside the Chorus UFB LFC areas go to the map on this page.

To see which RSPs will offer fibre services in subdivisions inside a Chorus LFC area go to the map on this page.

For Central Otago use the second map.  We have working fibre connections in subdivisions in Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell and more under development.

All fibre subdivisions in Central Otago are handed over in Queenstown, so RSPs offering UFB in Queenstown should be able to assist.

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