No Chorus subforum? I couldn't find one, just a mention not to use the Spark subforum, so I'm posting here, please move if it's not the right spot.
TLDR: The apartment I live in has cat5e cabling, and Chorus doesn't seem to respond to requests to use it for the fibre install, instead of drilling holes in walls/ceiling.
So the apartment I live has fibre access and has had since mid last year, I signed up about 3 months ago and about 3 weeks later 2 Chorus install guys came over, done the inspection, everything seemed fine, they booked an install date, they came back and then found out there is a fire wall blocking access to my apartment from the cabinet/walk in cuboard in the main hall, so now they want to put a big hole the ceiling in another hallway (closer to my apartment) and then holes in the wall and drag a fibre cable all along the inside of the apartment visible for about 5-7m.
I'm not getting permission from my landlord for this, so for the last 2 months I've been trying to get my ISP to talk with Chorus and ask them to use the existing perfectly fine cat5e cabling which the nice guys who built this place have put in all the apartments, 3 ports, each of which terminate in the cabinet in the hall way. (none of which are being used for anything, 1 used to be used for ADSL, but you can see that behind the port is a standard cat5e cable, and the distance to the hallway is about 15m through the wall, well within its gigabit length limits)
There is a ton of room in the cabinet, it's locked and just as secure as if they terminated the fibre in my apartment, and would mean no changes to any walls or ceilings or holes, would also be way faster to install, but seems impossible to get approved (or get any feedback from Chorus).
Is there anyone from Chorus here who could spread some light on this?
What really annoys me is that the people who designed/built this apartment thought ahead and put in decent networking, planning for the future, many apartments in Auckland don't have this, and it's a real shame that it seems impossible to take advance of this.