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  # 1760035 10-Apr-2017 10:22
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Were there not rules brought in that limited the consent waiting period to 15 days? Or has that not been passed yet?

 

Third reading is tomorrow.

 

 

Thanks! Gosh, these things take time, don't they?





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  # 1760343 10-Apr-2017 16:36
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its a change in the law, it needs to take time to do it properly.

 

talk to your ISP if you want an update


 
 
 
 


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  # 1760363 10-Apr-2017 17:18
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littleheaven:

 

DarkShadow:

 

littleheaven:

 

Were there not rules brought in that limited the consent waiting period to 15 days? Or has that not been passed yet?

 

Third reading is tomorrow.

 

 

Thanks! Gosh, these things take time, don't they?

 

 

 

 

Unless its to please America, in which case they'll rush it in during the next earthquake e.g. 3 strikes law




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  # 1760372 10-Apr-2017 17:57
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its a change in the law, it needs to take time to do it properly.

 

talk to your ISP if you want an update

 

 

Indeed. Fourteen months (and counting) just seemed like a long time for what I thought would be a relatively straightforward piece of legislation. I'll wait and see what kind of answer I get from the providers. The Chorus guy who came to scope the work did suggest that if consent from the other two properties was problematic, it should be easy enough to press ahead without them (given they don't own any of the land required for the install).





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  # 1760548 11-Apr-2017 07:54
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I have heard of some installs taking well over a year due to consent/design issues.

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littleheaven:

 

Jase2985:

 

its a change in the law, it needs to take time to do it properly.

 

talk to your ISP if you want an update

 

 

Indeed. Fourteen months (and counting) just seemed like a long time for what I thought would be a relatively straightforward piece of legislation. I'll wait and see what kind of answer I get from the providers. The Chorus guy who came to scope the work did suggest that if consent from the other two properties was problematic, it should be easy enough to press ahead without them (given they don't own any of the land required for the install).

 

 

 

 

It's actually quite a complex beast. You can view the Bill here:

 

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2016/0146/latest/DLM6879711.html

 

:-) 




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  # 1760574 11-Apr-2017 09:16
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Thanks for the link. And, darn. ;)





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  # 1760685 11-Apr-2017 13:13
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You can keep up with the progress of the bill here as well. They've not updated the third reading yet. 

 

 

 

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/00DBHOH_BILL69460_1/telecommunications-property-access-and-other-matters




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Thanks for the link - I will follow with interest!

 

Chorus got back to me to advise that they are still awaiting the return of the consent forms from two of the three properties involved. On the bright side, the neighbour I thought I would have problems with (tenanted, no idea who owns it) has already sent theirs back (yay) and I know the other two owners reasonably well, so I feel comfortable following up with them. I suspect the guy in front might be stalling because the plan calls for digging a small trench in the gap where his DIY concrete parking pad buts up against the side of my driveway slab. I am fairly sure he doesn't realise that my property extends a good foot beyond the edge of the driveway, meaning he's actually concreted over some of my garden. So all of the digging would be well on my side of the boundary. Interestingly, this process has brought to my attention that not only do I own some of his parking pad, but also some of the end of his driveway and a triangle of grass in front of his neighbour on the other side. Bizarre!





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  # 1761806 11-Apr-2017 19:11
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Ask for a design plan, that might sway him.




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  # 1761877 11-Apr-2017 21:38
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I have one of those - supposedly he's been sent one too. I'll go over on the weekend with some Easter eggs and have a wee chat :)




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The bill has passed it's third reading yesterday and is now on to Royal Assent. So hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. 




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Hooray! Got a call yesterday afternoon from the company managing the consent process to advise me that all the consents had been received and the job will now go back to Chorus to be carried out. That's a big relief. 

 

One thing I need to clear up before they arrive is what happens to my voice landline. I have a professionally-installed house alarm which is tied into my phone line and it will make my home phone ring my mobile if the alarm is triggered. I know from past experience that if the phone line is cut (as it was by a Chorus tech last time my phone stopped working) that the alarm will go off. Does anyone know if getting UFB will mean losing the copper phone line at this point? Or does that only happen once I am eligible for VOIP? I know when my sister got UFB a couple of years ago, it was another year before her ISP offered her VOIP. But I wonder if the new push to get rid of copper lines might mean that it's now done at the same time as the UFB install. Basically, I need to know if I have to call the alarm company out to change the alarm settings so that it alerts me by text instead of phone call before Chorus arrive to do the UFB install. Does anyone know?





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Assuming you're with Spark your phone line will change at the same time unless you specifically request to keep a copper line which will cost you another $50ish per month. If you're moving to a different RSP for UFB and requested a number port you'll need to liaise with them as to when the port will occur.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1769194 23-Apr-2017 13:15
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Assuming you're with Spark your phone line will change at the same time unless you specifically request to keep a copper line which will cost you another $50ish per month. If you're moving to a different RSP for UFB and requested a number port you'll need to liaise with them as to when the port will occur. 

 

 

Thanks - yes I am with Spark. Will I need to get a new phone? Or will they integrate the fibre landline with my existing house wiring? I shall definitely call the alarm company on Monday to alert them so they can make the necessary changes to prevent the alarm triggering when Chorus switch me over.





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