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# 177043 20-Jul-2015 11:43
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My parents can currently only get ADSL in their Auckland street - they're getting 3.5/0.7, which I suspect is due to their 1970's house wiring. They are listed on the Chorus map as being due for upgrade to UFB between June 2016 and July 2017. They'd really like to get into some of the online services available, but given it's a challenge to stream YouTube sometimes, it's probably not worth their while yet.

However I noticed while walking the wee one to school today that there is marking on the footpath at intervals between their house and the end of the road in pale purple spray paint. The symbols look like -: with the line starting on the road, running up over the kerb onto the path, and ending between the two dots on the path. They are on both sides of the road. Next to one there's a word that looks like Cholls (but might be Chorus, now that I think of it).

I know that purple generally means telecommunications, and that UFB currently runs right up to within about 5 of metres of where the last purple marking was. Am I being too hopeful that the marking could indicate UFB work about to start? Or is it because someone is about to dig up both sides of the road for other reasons? 




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We'll keep our fingers crossed for you, but it could be just about any contractor that has requested existing services be marked out so as to not chop the cables in the ground while doing work.




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  # 1347754 20-Jul-2015 13:11
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pdath: We'll keep our fingers crossed for you, but it could be just about any contractor that has requested existing services be marked out so as to not chop the cables in the ground while doing work.


I feared that might be the case. That's going to make the walk to school even more challenging than usual (normally it's just dodging people driving on the footpath to keep us on our toes)! Thanks for the crossed fingers :)




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  # 1348104 21-Jul-2015 00:02

Chorus will stick a letter in your letterbox saying that they will be starting to install fibre. So wait for that letter. But I know what you mean by false starts. As they dug up my street to install green pipes. Then they started installing fibre in those pipes. But it was not UFB fibre, it was to serve the local primary school.





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  # 1348108 21-Jul-2015 01:53
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They have been thrusting green pipes along beach haven road towards the end of it where it is no exit. No schools, No doctors etc. No fiber due till 2018 or 19.




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  # 1348130 21-Jul-2015 06:22
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You mean by the ferry terminal eh. The rollout in Beach Haven is a little unusual - I have it, yet my neighbour on the other side of the road has nothing until next year.

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richms: They have been thrusting green pipes along beach haven road towards the end of it where it is no exit. No schools, No doctors etc. No fiber due till 2018 or 19.


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  # 1348188 21-Jul-2015 09:21
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We got that purple spray paint about a year ago. UFB became available to connect to about a month ago for our house.

Fingers crossed for you.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1348194 21-Jul-2015 09:25
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Can they get VDSL? - With most (all?) ISPs it comes with free master splitter install which should take their house wiring out of the equation and often a new modem too.

EDIT: Oops, sorry, didn't read the very first sentence of OP well enough!



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  # 1348199 21-Jul-2015 09:29
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They definitely haven't had the letter, unfortunately, but maybe this is the start of the process. If it takes as long as everyone says it does, and they are listed as being UFB-capable from potentially July 2016, then possibly this is the first stage in getting the services put in. I can imagine they'd be top of the list for their area, given they can't even get VDSL and are right next to the existing UFB area (by about 7 houses). My own place, two streets away, is also listed for the same timeframe but I suspect we'll be later on in the piece. We're down the end of a long, long, dead-end subdivision, but at least we have VDSL. 
Thanks for all the replies!




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