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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 205805 28-Nov-2016 08:54
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I'm moving for work and have signed up to rent a house. The owner has agreed to let me get fibre installed, but wants to know what the physical installation work would require i.e. at our house they passed the cable under the driveway and dug up a small section of lawn.


Is there any way i can get someone to come around and have a look without actually signing up for fibre with an ISP first?

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  Reply # 1678626 28-Nov-2016 09:04
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You put the order in, they will arrange a time to come and scope the install this is where they will discuss the install with you and the land owner. The land owner will need to agree to the install method. Either you or the land owner can sign the consent form (the terms state that the install must be agreed by the land owner, however you can sign for it as long as they are happy)


Once the scope is done there will be an install normally done at a later date (mostly within 2 weeks if there are no issues during the scope)

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  Reply # 1678628 28-Nov-2016 09:15
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We just went through this with our landlord.


Just sign up for regular VDSL/ADSL so you have internet when you move in. Then start the process of getting Fibre installed.


They will send out a contractor to scope the job, work out where the bast place to put everything is and how to run the fibre. Your landlord can either come to that initial scoping and discuss or you can roughly draw up what is discussed and pass that info on to your landlord. You will also need written consent from your landlord to go ahead anyway. Chorus sent us a form to be filled out and signed. Verbal consent was enough to go ahead with the scoping, written consent was needed for the actual work to begin from memory.

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  Reply # 1678682 28-Nov-2016 10:40
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Thanks for that. Sounds like i need to sign up and get them to come around, and then if the landlord has any issues with the install work required, that would be the point to bail out

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