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  # 1769223 23-Apr-2017 13:38
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No, and yes. :)

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the phone port on the ONT will get connected back to the ETP for the current phone line or an existing phone jack to enable the jacks in the house to connect to the phone line from the ONT. The chorus copper lead in will be disconnected at the ETP.

 

so you should have no issues with the current phones, but you are right in checking with the alarm company with respect to weather their gear will work (it should)

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1771834 28-Apr-2017 12:49
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Alarm guys are coming on Monday - they probably have to disconnect the dialler in the alarm "brain" itself and then program my GSM module to text me about issues instead. That may already be in place, but I'm not keen to set the thing off to test it! Still waiting for my Spark status to change from "consent in progress". I got the call on Saturday that they were all through, but it has to go back to Chorus and Tuesday was a holiday, so I would imagine it'll take a few more days yet. Hoping to have it all sorted within a fortnight, dependent on the availability of techs to do the install. The guy that came out originally said it would probably only take them a few hours to complete.





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  # 1773906 1-May-2017 22:18
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Anyone know when the new UFB regulations will become active?

 

We own a driveway which is used by other houses, and one of those is owned by an absentee landlord who won't give consent - yet all houses have under-driveway ducts and absolutely nothing on the surface is required. Frustrating that an absentee landlord can stop me getting UFB (it's now been cancelled by Chorus) despite my fibre that would never go near his property.




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  # 1773907 1-May-2017 22:23
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Not sure when it might come into effect. I was disadvantaged by the fact that while I had a dedicated underground duct running up from the street, it was blocked, so required new trenching regardless. Still waiting for my status with Spark to change from "consent in progress". Alarm has been sorted now and I've purchased the required power cables, so I'm ready for my UFB!





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  # 1773946 1-May-2017 23:15
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nas: 

 

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

 

 

 

 

On the upside it's a lame duck law, a significant cost(~$25) to send each notice and costly(man hours) review/disputes process for the companies involved. A number of loopholes where the customer can change ISP's or named account holders to get around strikes etc. Also the Tribunal panel in the few dozen cases it has ruled on(none since late 2014!) has not been over the top in damages awarded. So yeah we rushed it, but it's easily the softest of any country with such a law.

 

 


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  # 1774553 2-May-2017 20:07
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Chis:

 

Anyone know when the new UFB regulations will become active?

 

We own a driveway which is used by other houses, and one of those is owned by an absentee landlord who won't give consent - yet all houses have under-driveway ducts and absolutely nothing on the surface is required. Frustrating that an absentee landlord can stop me getting UFB (it's now been cancelled by Chorus) despite my fibre that would never go near his property.

 

 

Maybe later this year? Last I heard it's still going through readings at Parliament.

 

Possibly @freitasm has heard something?


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This is the press release I received on the 11th April:

 

 

A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today.

 

Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill will make it faster and easier for people to connect to high-speed internet.

 

“The Bill introduces a new, simplified consenting process that telecommunications companies must follow when installing modern networks like UFB, in instances where there are multiple interests in a property. For example, shared driveways and common areas of multi-unit complexes,” Mr Bridges says.

 

“These changes will provide better outcomes for an estimated 71,000 households that are currently unable to connect to fibre due to problems obtaining active consent to install it.

 

“The changes support the Government’s ambitious UFB programme, helping us achieve our target of providing up to 85 per cent of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The Bill also incentivises telecommunications companies to use lower impact methods of installation where possible to reduce property disruption, and enables the use of existing infrastructure (such as electricity lines) for deploying fibre optic cable in rural areas.

 

“This Bill will open up access to faster, more reliable internet whichis a vital part of our plan in developing a more productive and competitive economy,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The new consenting process will come into force mid-2017.

 

 

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  # 1774667 2-May-2017 22:08
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It will be a welcome improvement. I followed up with Spark today - Chorus hadn't acknowledged that the consents were received, so the rep kindly "rattled a few cages" for me and lol and behold, I got an email later today to advise we were moving to the next step. It's been over two months and I know this pales by comparison to the wait others have had.




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It seems the finish line may not yet be in sight. I got another email from Spark saying the build up to the house has yet to be completed, and I won't be able to get an installation consultation until that's done. I thought it was all done at the same time as the install. Apparently, it might take another 6 weeks to complete, so I guess the wait continues!





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  # 1776096 5-May-2017 10:03
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Ha, I spoke too soon. There's a Chorus team in my garden digging a trench. Progress!





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