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  # 1390595 20-Sep-2015 13:32
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Just because that pillar has "FIB LOC" on it doesn't mean that the fiber run there is where they will bring a rural fiber install.


You need to run your conduit to the nearest boundary where the ribbonet microduct is laid, not where the closest fiber is, and that may not be ribbonet fiber (as far as my admittedly limited experience goes with rural fiber installs, we don't bring the location conductor out into an RLG pillar like we do with non-ABF fiber, but instead make it available in the manholes along the lay).



Have a look around for rectangular pits with rounded corners and a white lid, approx 800mmx400mm IIRC. That'll be where the microduct is laid. Also may pay to progress things a little bit further and ask for an on-site scope to clarify what steps you will need to take before you start doing too much preparatory work outside the actual house.

Anything I say is the ramblings of an ill informed, opinionated so-and-so, and not representative of any of my past, present or future employers, and is also probably best disregarded.

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  # 1390600 20-Sep-2015 14:30
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That looks like an old fibre route marker post , so it would not suprise me that there ia no rural fibre out where you are - just cos you have fibre out on your street doesnt make it rural fibre - but if you were looking at getting it i would say they will put fibre from your boundary lone to the nearest joint whoch could b far away -

@toejam - they lay an 049 locate wire with all microduct they put out rurally


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  # 1390608 20-Sep-2015 15:26
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traderstu:  Hope to be digging a trench for our power in the next week or so (about 100m) so it would be nice to know whether or not it would be a good idea to drop in some conduit.

This on my front boundary - so tantalisingly close

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1. No mater what physical network type you end up it is always a good idea to get conduiting (with a draw string/cable) put in when you can, as when or if you deside to go with a differnt medium or the existing one gets damaged its a relativly simple mater to haul it through a conduit rather that dig up all again at additional expence.

2. Yes that is a copper terminal cover but dont worry as in this case it will contain two ends of a copper locate cable that was been buiried above the Fibre Optic cable (hence FIB LOC on the lid) - going past is either a direct buired cable (more than likely in this case as locate DPs are normaly only used for direct buired) or, if a new instalation, a multiway microducting with blown cable inside.

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  # 1390612 20-Sep-2015 15:49
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I have no idea what Chorus take in to house for rural fibre but I would assume it isn't a ribonet and they use one of their 6-core cables or something.

If the fibre lay is recent, then it more than likely has been installed in Multisized Microdcuting ( a combination of what is commonly known as Micronet 11/12mm - approx 4 to 7 tubes this size - and Ribonnet 3.5mm - approx 6 to 20 tubes this size in in a common Outer)

Microducting and 2F blown fibre is used wherever possible Urban or Rural - similar technology is deployed - Pits are installed approx every 1km along the fibres path (helps with blowing feeder fibre at these distances too), then when a connection is requested a terminal is installed at the nearest pit and connected on to a distribution microduct, the smaller 3.5mm ones. The multiway duct is opened up at the boundary and the single microduct extened on the the house - blown fibre is then used.  a Gpon service is then deployed over the fibre.

Older rural fibre lays can prove a bit more tricky when it comes to adding terminals etc and can be a bit more costly to deploy from as the microducting has to be trenched from this point all the way to the customers boundary first (the method of cabling - blown or direct buried also depends on furture customers and associated costs)

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