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Topic # 198691 19-Jul-2016 11:05
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Theres probably already a post explaining this somewhere but I'll push on anyway... ;)

 

Can someone explain to me why a street that has extremely large grass verges in front of properties, have their UFB done via an "aerial" install (using existing power poles) rather than in the ground ? From the pole to the property is done underground where possible.

 

Yet streets such as mine which have very limited grass verges, are not considered for aerial installs ?

 


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  Reply # 1594942 19-Jul-2016 11:15
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What is your current Chorus Copper installation?

 

Usually they will simply replicate what exists already

 

 


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  Reply # 1594961 19-Jul-2016 12:02
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Central Auckland has a lot of overhaed phone/power lines - Often the last bit from the street to the house is underground.

 

Our street has that situation and thats the way they have done the UFB as well. Guess its cheaper to do on a very tight budget.

 

In a perfect world they would have continued with the underground reticulation program and the power and old phone lines would have already been underground - but that seemed to stop years ago with no inclination of ever resuming.





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  Reply # 1594996 19-Jul-2016 12:59
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xpd:

 

Theres probably already a post explaining this somewhere but I'll push on anyway... ;)

 

Can someone explain to me why a street that has extremely large grass verges in front of properties, have their UFB done via an "aerial" install (using existing power poles) rather than in the ground ? From the pole to the property is done underground where possible.

 

Yet streets such as mine which have very limited grass verges, are not considered for aerial installs ?

 


TIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial is cheaper than digging.

 

 





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  Reply # 1597710 24-Jul-2016 13:35
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Better and cheaper for the fibre to be moved underground at same time as the power during the same set of roadworks ie dig once. Even if you still wanted to underground fibre only, you would later on have to manage the logistics and risk of threading power ducts under the fibre ducts.





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