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  #1151638 10-Oct-2014 23:48

My understanding on how fibre installs work.
- Customer contacts ISP and signs up to a UFB plan.
-ISP contacts Local fibre company and requests connection and ISP pays fee to LFC. This step including the amount of the fee is the same regardless of whether fibre is already installed to the property or not.
-LFC provides connection between ISP and end customer via UFB (including installing the fibre if not already installed)

In otherwords [AFAIK] it is not possible to get fibre installed without also requesting a connection. And if you will be selling soon it will probably be better to not get fibre installed. So the new owners can decide where they want the ONT to go. Considering that you have said that you don't want fibre for yourself. As it will probably be expensive to have it moved. (I agree with everyone else that getting fibre is still a good idea compared to ADSL)

For the record, Does anyone know how much it would cost to get an ONT moved? Assume a single level house, good underfloor access. Move ONT from 1 side of lounge to the other side. Due to ONT currently being installed on wall between lounge and kitchen and this wall is being completely removed. This scenario is completely theoretical BTW. But it is only a matter of time before some asks a "how much to move a fibre thingy  [ONT]" question. (hopefully that is enough detail for someone to give an educated guess).

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  #1151647 11-Oct-2014 00:19
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Saranis: Yea, I dont think the question is properly worded.

Its possible to have it installed but not connected and continue to use adsl as long as they dont remove any of the copper wiring. This has become somewhat common in flats that have had fibre installed. A tenant will request fibre installation and then move out. A new tenant will move in and not want to pay for fibre (for whatever reason) and will just sign up for ADSL. The unit still has fibre INSTALLED but DOES NOT have it CONNECTED. 

Of course if you sign up for fibre installation with an ISP that subsidies it, you are going to be paying a contract termination fee if its terminated prematurely.

ISPs don't (and never have) subsidised residential installs. They are paid for by the LFC and/or Chorus. Your ISP does however have a 12 months contract once you request the install so if you cancel they're going to charge you an ETC to recover costs.

Your right, excuse me about who exactly subsidizes the install.


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  #1151709 11-Oct-2014 09:41
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Fibre in your street would be an asset to selling your house without getting it connected.

Good presentation of your house when selling is more important for a sale.




My first ever network connection was a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.

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