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Chrisclarke

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#185550 27-Nov-2015 09:48
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Hi, we have just been informed by our local (rural) council that over the next few weeks there will be roadworks while a fibre connection is run from the main highway to our local exchange.

A few people have asked me what this means for the average consumer - if anything. Unsurprisingly council seem to have no knowledge or answers. I'm assuming this will enable local schools to be connected under the government scheme but other than that probably no benefit for average domestic users?

Would be grateful for any insights!

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johnr
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  #1435838 27-Nov-2015 10:03
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If it's to the local exchange then high chance the hardware in the exchange will be upgraded as well and then faster interwebs for the customers connected to that exchange

What area are you speaking of?

Edit: add link off to Chorus site

https://www.chorus.co.nz/about-the-chorus-network/network-build-update

Chrisclarke

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  #1435847 27-Nov-2015 10:19
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Thanks for that. I'm in Fairlie, South Canterbury.

 
 
 
 


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  #1435898 27-Nov-2015 11:03
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Fairlie (FK) exchange has existing fibre connections in and out of it, with at least one cable to/from Lake Tekapo area (LTK) and a smaller one to/from Albury way (ABY) -  I wouldn't know the details of what this new cable is for but its probably an upgrade on fibre count/capacity.

 

 

Edit: Fixed ABY Exchange spelling

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  #1435919 27-Nov-2015 11:16
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maybe vdsl for those close to the exchange?

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  #1437957 30-Nov-2015 17:08
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There is already VDSL service available from the Fairlie exchange and 2/3rds of the township are within coverage. The rest have good ADSL2+ coverage.

The current fibre lay is not being done by Chorus.

The roading team at the council should be able to tell you who is laying the fibre as they would have processed the road opening notice to permit the trenching activity.

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  #1440786 4-Dec-2015 23:26
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Capacity for the future...smile




Time to find a new industry!


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