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Topic # 154288 23-Oct-2014 14:37
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I've lost track of discussions and where the plans for rollout have got to... I do know where I am, Chorus is saying July 16 to roll out the network.

My place is connected via overhead pole - currently with TCL Cable, but historically with the thinnest copper pair Telecom ever rolled in - and was wondering what the plan is for replacement, whether it will be buried (which should be fun to watch, as my house is on a hill, and a bury looks very expensive.

From the pole to the corner of the house is a very short span - about 6 metres - but would get utterly hammered by wind etc.

So for 'classic wellington' area... What is chorus planning to do.... noting it's 2 years from now and towards the end of the programme.



Antonios K




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  Reply # 1160739 23-Oct-2014 14:55
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Hi Antonios

The leadin for UFB is typically provisioned on a like-for-like basis.  A property that has overhead reticulation for telco services will be provisioned with UFB in the same way.  ie If telco leadin is underground then UFB lead-in will be underground.  If aerial then UFB will be aerial.

If however, for aesthetics you would prefer the aerial lead-in to be buried, you can chose that option - BUT, you will have to pay for it.

Do not worry about the wind affecting overhead reticulation.  The lead-in sheath that protects the fibre pair is very strong and will stand up to the weather.


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