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Master Geek

#173826 8-Jun-2015 08:59
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking at buying a property that is just outside Palmerston North city limits.

The property itself is almost across directly across the road from a school, which has had fibre delivered to it. Chorus has done pamphlet drops all the way up that side of the street.

I've done some investigation and it appears that the property I'm buying is coming back negative for UFB.

Does anyone know if its possible to get fibre run across the street to my property? Whom would I contact about this? Most ISP's I've dealt with have submit a prequalification through wireline (or whatever system UFB is provisioned in these days) and has come back negative for UFB and are not willing to take things any further.

Many thanks,

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  #1319075 8-Jun-2015 08:59
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  #1319087 8-Jun-2015 09:13
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You more than likely can, at significant cost to yourself, and probably not on a UFB plan.


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  #1319089 8-Jun-2015 09:18
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As above at quite a big cost!

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  #1319093 8-Jun-2015 09:19
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That seems mental. When I had my UFB installed it was on the other side of the street, we're still on power poles here so they just went up and over. 

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Master Geek

  #1319096 8-Jun-2015 09:25
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How much of a cost would we be talking about? Who would be able to perform this work - would I need to speak to Chorus directly?

Timmay - how'd you wrangle that?

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  #1319097 8-Jun-2015 09:26
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timmmay: That seems mental. When I had my UFB installed it was on the other side of the street, we're still on power poles here so they just went up and over. 

But in your case the design area included your side of the street being feed from the other side

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  #1319098 8-Jun-2015 09:28
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3nvy: How much of a cost would we be talking about? Who would be able to perform this work - would I need to speak to Chorus directly?

Timmay - how'd you wrangle that?

You are not a wholesale serive provider so you don't deal with Chorus, Only retail servier providers do


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  #1319100 8-Jun-2015 09:34
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The UFB install areas have defined design limits and any extra capaciity withing those areas is reserved for infill houseing

98% of Schools were/are delivered fibre based UFB via specialy constructed 1 off connections that were installed under a seperate contract between Crown Fibre and Chorus (in this case) and have nothing to do with the general roll out of UFB in the rest of the community.

If you cant get UFB now - have you entered the address on the Chorus roll out website? and seen when it is planned to be done?  - If the area is within the current Urban area of greater Palmerston North then it will be being done under the current project ( exceptions are Summerhill/ Fitzherbert areas on the other side of the Manuwatu River which are not)

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