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# 177021 19-Jul-2015 12:29
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We have a granny flat, and would like to have a separate fibre connection (and account) to the granny flat.
Fibre to the gate has recently been installed (plans are not available yet).

Is it possible to split the single fibre to both the house and granny flat? (Separate connections)
Would they need to run another fibre to the gate or could we split the single fibre?
Would there be a huge install cost?

We are in East Chch, eventually the house will be demolished and rebuilt and we would like the granny flat to be stand alone.

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  # 1347150 19-Jul-2015 12:36
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your best bet would be to call enable and ask them.

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  # 1347156 19-Jul-2015 12:43
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Im not sure if you are in an Enable or Chorus Fibre Area

but If Chorus - each dwelling (a legal dwelling in its own right Flat1 Flat2 etc or A B etc ) needs a seperate connection (yes there are exceptions) - each dwelling is supplied with two fibres (one is used for the first Connection - the other may be used for an additional or future service (the additioanl must be for the same dwelling/appartment/office etc)

Generaly Granny flats with the same street number as the main property do not initialy have a duct/fibres allocated to them - but the network is designed/built to allow for some infill houseing etc and an additional connect for the flat can be done.

Seperate account holder - seperate connection

Two seperate building require - two seperate connections


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  # 1347167 19-Jul-2015 13:39
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InstallerUFB: ...
Seperate account holder - seperate connection
Two seperate building require - two seperate connections

If you do decide to get 2 separate connections / accounts, it would make sense to get both installed at the same time.


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  # 1350260 23-Jul-2015 10:39
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I spoke with Enable the other day... 


The first fibre connection to a property is free, the second is fully chargeable (the network has allowance for this situation)


They will install an ONT (optical network terminal) into the granny flat, which can take 3 separate internet connections from different ISP’s.


Eventually if the house also wants fibre we will need to pay for the connection, but there is an existing Ethernet cable going between the house and sleepout, so they should be able to just plug that cable into the ONT, and install the modem in the house (with a small connection fee).

The other option was to have another fibre installed, but again the second connection is at full cost ($200 - $1000's)

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  # 1350320 23-Jul-2015 12:04
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When they come and scope out the first install, you might be able to ask them to give you a better guesstimate of what a second connection would be. That way you'll have an idea if it's a no way or a maybe.

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  # 1350672 23-Jul-2015 19:07
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If there is already ethernet running between them, then the secondary user
- plugs the ethernet into the LAN2 on the ONT
- Connects the router to the incoming ethernet.

There is no point in putting the granny flat router in the main house. When the occupants might be away and it needs to be rebooted, and the wifi might not reach the granny flat. So just use the ethernet between the houses to carry data between the ONT and the WAN port of the router.

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  # 1350943 24-Jul-2015 08:39
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^^^ what Ray said.

Enable will do connections on port 2 so just request that from an ISP and connect the current ethernet cable to their and terminate the other end with the router.

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