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#153950 13-Oct-2014 18:23
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My stepbro lives at a location in Newlands, Wellington. He currently has cable with Vodafone but is interested in fibre. Problem is, he's up a long driveway (right-of-way) at the top of a hill, and this driveway is shared with at least three other properties. His cable connection is delivered to his house via an overhead cable. Undergrounding, while possible, would be quite difficult.

So my question is, can he get fibre delivered to his house via an overhead cable (a la his cable connection currently) or are they all done underground?

 

Thanks in advance smile

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  #1153058 13-Oct-2014 18:26
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Mine went up the power pole and then across to the house so yes it can be done. Your shared driveway will cause you problems at a guess, though :(

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  #1153158 13-Oct-2014 20:51
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My spies tell me that an "aerial solution" for UFB service leads is currently being developed & local authority 'approved' - this could effect many areas around Wellington (and other rocky / hilly areas around NZ) and allow earlier introduction of fibre.




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  #1153162 13-Oct-2014 21:02
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Yes overhead lead-ins are used. Whether cabling is underground or overhead really depends on how services are delivered, and what is appropriate in your area. 


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  #1153163 13-Oct-2014 21:10
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I recommend that it's installed like this quality job along a fence:




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  #1153171 13-Oct-2014 21:51
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quickymart: My stepbro lives at a location in Newlands, Wellington. He currently has cable with Vodafone but is interested in fibre. Problem is, he's up a long driveway (right-of-way) at the top of a hill, and this driveway is shared with at least three other properties. His cable connection is delivered to his house via an overhead cable. Undergrounding, while possible, would be quite difficult.

So my question is, can he get fibre delivered to his house via an overhead cable (a la his cable connection currently) or are they all done underground? Thanks in advance smile


Aerial Service leads (single service leads) have been being installed since day 2 :-)  - there are differnet requirements around the country (as per the differnt local authorites) on what can be hung and what has to be or doesnt have to be removed to hang new and also depending on the owners of the poles, what requirements there are to hang additional services on them.


The Aerial Cable solution for the communial network (Aerial fibre cable along pole lines and not trenched or drilled along the street)has been planed and is starting to be installed.



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  #1153185 13-Oct-2014 22:17
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If I PM someone his address, can they check if it's doable?

 

Note that he can't actually get fibre at the moment, but would be keen when it does become available.

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