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#197874 16-Jun-2016 09:14
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I had a leaflet dropped in the mailbox this morning by Downer.... the old NZ Post poles are being replaced with... Ultra Fast Poles....



Interestingly in this area (which is a square of roads), chorus is on the inside of the square and vodafone on the outside (so outside my house). Fibre will be crossing the street to my place - and directly broadsiding the northerly winds - to get to here.


At least the old leaning-to pole will be replaced.... and the single copper pair to my house which could only ever deliver 2mbps over DSL could eventually be retired....




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  #1574862 16-Jun-2016 09:25
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I'll see if someone can blacklist your address from ever getting fibre. "I'm sorry sir but your address doesn't exist, we can't help you"


Seems odd they aren't running it off the existing power polls. But perhaps there is a loading issue. But the fact it will cross the road and come between the Vodafone Cable and power lines. I don't see it being a robust connection for years to come.



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  #1574867 16-Jun-2016 09:33
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The pole likely has a "no not climb" tag on it somewhere :)

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  #1574899 16-Jun-2016 10:16
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Our UFB (Waiheke Island) is strung up on poles down the street, but it is the existing power poles. Every second one or so down our street has a black box attached about 3/4 the way up, with the fibre connected to it. At our place it comes off one of these black boxes, down the pole and under the ground to our house (installed through ducting that must have been there for the copper - the copper is still there AFAIK).


I do worry about some idiot hitting the pole, or driving up the street again with a digger on a trailer with its arm up (has happened before - took out our DSL that time).

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  #1574933 16-Jun-2016 11:23
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I'll see if someone can blacklist your address from ever getting fibre. "I'm sorry sir but your address doesn't exist, we can't help you"



When we bought our house we got all the addresses we were looking at and called TelstraClear - the premise is that we'd only buy a house that could have cable (oh, back when cable network actually worked, before Vodafone)...


We found this house, visited and I noticed the grey TelstraClear box attached to one of the walls. Inside there was a TelstraClear modem and the owner showed me it connected to the TelstraClear cable network.


I called TelstraClear to confirm they could transfer my account to that new address and they replied "Sorry but we can't service that address as it is out of our region. We have no record of it"


So yes, didn't change much from TelstraClear to Vodafone.

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