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LWJCarroll

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#196605 6-Jun-2016 14:44
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I was checking on My Spark the other day and did a check also on whats available and this showed up...

 

 

 

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I hope that shows up ok...  which shows "Fastest fibre soon"   which I suspect referes to UFB2 install here which is awaiting the contracts to be completed etc....

 

 

 

FYI....Laurie


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LWJCarroll

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  #1566538 6-Jun-2016 14:46
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FYI the Chorus site address check still doesn't show UFB as available etc but that would make sense as the contracting is still under negotiating....Laurie

 

 


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  #1566544 6-Jun-2016 14:57
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Spark site is wrong, as Chorus' internal portal doesn't show anything happening soon.

 

All Services VDSL
LWC: AL, DL: 38640/34180, UL: 7740/6570, Baseband IP: Y, Baseband Copper: Y, Address: <removed for privacy>, BRIDGE HILL, CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT
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AL Alexandra
VDSL2 Service Area
Cabinet: AL, Available

 

So you can get VDSL, but it looks like it's going to be part of UFB2 Extension.

 

My guess would be 2021/22 at best.





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LWJCarroll

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  #1566560 6-Jun-2016 15:46
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Yeah I agree but I did suspect Spark may have mistakenly pre empted the UFB2 contracts news release  for UFB2 locally...

 

I spoke to our council man that covers this a week ago or so and he understood the contracts were being negotiated and that our area had made it to the initial cut as I recall...Rgds...Laurie

 

 


LWJCarroll

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#1566562 6-Jun-2016 15:53
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FYI... it would be very logical for Alexandra to get this as we have a locally based science company that is going after Govt available (contested) funds of 25 (or 5??) million as I recall to analyse satellite science data...over a 5 year period... it would mean alot to us here as it would entail about 20-25 families moving into the area....which BTW is not far from the important international science research base in Lauder just up the road...Rgds...Laurie

 

 


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  #1566583 6-Jun-2016 16:40
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The Spark site is incorrect, as if you look at Blackball on the West Coast (for example), they're getting fibre there too, apparently - but I know it will never see the light of day there as the population is far too small to sustain it. I would be referring to the Chorus website instead for a more realistic answer.


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  #1566665 6-Jun-2016 18:40
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The Chorus address checker says VDSL at up to 35mbps is the best you'll get at that address in Alexandra.


LWJCarroll

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#1568683 9-Jun-2016 14:06
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Thanks I was aware of what shows on the Chorus address checker...

 

The bloke man that installed an ethernet cable to hook up my Freeview box/PS3 and Smart TV yesterday,  mentioned that they had recently been asked to consider being local fibre installers.....(he declined as he didn't believe it would be profitable at all) so some thing is going on about UFB2 for sure in our area...

 

He also mentioned that when the copper phone lines were installed in Alex that they were all ducted ( or piped I cant recall which) so I assume that makes running fibre around the housing in Alexandra an easier job???

 

 

 

Rgds.....Laurie

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1568758 9-Jun-2016 15:28
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I'm not aware that the names of the UFB2 rollout towns have even been released yet, let alone the specific boundaries of what will be covered and what wont.


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  #1568849 9-Jun-2016 17:56
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Still have to get the fibre over the bridge.


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  #1568898 9-Jun-2016 19:20
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quickymart:

 

Still have to get the fibre over the bridge.

 

 

given its a VDSL area its already there


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  #1568959 9-Jun-2016 20:30
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' I'm not aware that the names of the UFB2 rollout towns have even been released yet, let alone the specific boundaries of what will be covered and what wont"

However it has been reported in one of our local papers that Alex has got into the initial list, go figure...Rgds....Laurie

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  #1569170 10-Jun-2016 09:45
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"Soon" is one of those conveniently vague words beloved of marketers. Anything not available right now is available "soon". I suspect that in the case of Spark "soon" is in geologic time scales.

 

What I'd like to know is how to find out the actual date range planned for fibre availability in Marton, where I live. I've been all over the MySpark & Chorus sites, but can't find anything.

 

Apparently I can upgrade to VDSL now, but if fibre is going o be available in 6 months, I'll wait for that.

 

 [Edit:] Thanks to another thread on GZ, I found the National Broadband Map. Apparently fibre isn't even planned for Marton. But it is already available at the Marton rubbish dumpyell.

 

And fibre is available in two small parts of Alexandra... a plantation? on the Clyde-Alexandra Rd, including maybe 3 houses. And I think also the rubbish dump (Hard to tell from Google maps). Apparently not planned for the rest of the town.

 

 


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  #1569620 10-Jun-2016 17:38
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frankv:

 

"Soon" is one of those conveniently vague words beloved of marketers. Anything not available right now is available "soon". I suspect that in the case of Spark "soon" is in geologic time scales.

 

What I'd like to know is how to find out the actual date range planned for fibre availability in Marton, where I live. I've been all over the MySpark & Chorus sites, but can't find anything.

 

Apparently I can upgrade to VDSL now, but if fibre is going o be available in 6 months, I'll wait for that.

 

 [Edit:] Thanks to another thread on GZ, I found the National Broadband Map. Apparently fibre isn't even planned for Marton. But it is already available at the Marton rubbish dumpyell.

 

And fibre is available in two small parts of Alexandra... a plantation? on the Clyde-Alexandra Rd, including maybe 3 houses. And I think also the rubbish dump (Hard to tell from Google maps). Apparently not planned for the rest of the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The article I was referring to is "Rural connections picking up speed" The News Lakes District & Central Otago...front page and inside page 2... May 19 2016." Mr Hawker said Alexandra Clyde and Cromwell had made the initial cut and were included in the list of towns the Government has asked service providers to provide bids for for doing the work. The announcement on the bids would be made later this year"

 

 

 

So yes fibre is definitely being planned for Alexandra, Clyde and Cromwell...and our Central Otago Council is very strongly behind this...

 

The schools do have fibre here and some of the more recent subdivisions may have as well which is what I think you are seeing as above...

 

I suggest you should contact your local council to find out what they are doing if anything to be a part of the UFB2 process etc....

 

Regards....Laurie


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  #1569682 10-Jun-2016 18:45
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frankv:

 

"Soon" is one of those conveniently vague words beloved of marketers. Anything not available right now is available "soon". I suspect that in the case of Spark "soon" is in geologic time scales.

 

What I'd like to know is how to find out the actual date range planned for fibre availability in Marton, where I live. I've been all over the MySpark & Chorus sites, but can't find anything.

 

Apparently I can upgrade to VDSL now, but if fibre is going o be available in 6 months, I'll wait for that.

 

 [Edit:] Thanks to another thread on GZ, I found the National Broadband Map. Apparently fibre isn't even planned for Marton. But it is already available at the Marton rubbish dumpyell.

 

And fibre is available in two small parts of Alexandra... a plantation? on the Clyde-Alexandra Rd, including maybe 3 houses. And I think also the rubbish dump (Hard to tell from Google maps). Apparently not planned for the rest of the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would go for the VDSL upgrade now.

 

Martin is one of the towns listed for the UFB expansion program. The reason you can't find the date is because the official announcement hasn't been released yet, this should occur this year. Note that the UFB extension may take up to 2022 to complete so things will take a while.


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  #1569843 11-Jun-2016 06:31
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Yes, don't wait for fibre, get VDSL now. I would hazard a guess it will take quite a bit longer than 6 months.


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