Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 210511 30-Mar-2017 18:42
Send private message

Hey guys, 

 

Just trying to find out who I should be talking to with regards to rural fibre. Currently in between a rock and a hard place internet wise - mine is the last property connected to the only cabinet in the area that's still on 1mbs ADSL where every other cabinet in the area has been upgraded to VDSL (annoyingly two of my neighbours are able to get vdsl haha). According to a Chorus tech and their broadband map/rollout map there are no plans for anything else here in the future. 

 

However the interesting thing (as least to me) is that I've got fibre running the length of my fence line and underneath my driveway that's been there for approximately 18 months but I've since been told by Chorus that it's national redundancy loop from Tauranga to Rotorua and won't ever be available for connections. However on the other side of the road to me is a separate install of fibre that was run for the school a couple of kilometers past me roughly 7 years ago and a while back in a previous post on these forums a Chorus chap linked me to the Chorus rural fibre map showing that it's available for connection.

 

The problem I'm now having is that Chorus says to talk to my isp rather than them which is fine but having talked to 2Degrees which is who I'm currently with and Spark - none of the people I've talked to there have any idea at all with regards to rural fibre and can only tell me that according to my address there is no fixed broadband available at all and that I should try talking to Chorus.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions on who I should actually be talking to that I might be able to make some progress? Even just being able to find out the cost involved to run it 10 meters or so to the house from the fence line along with hardware or whatever the case may be install wise (I understand that it will be costly but there's not many other options other than staying with what I've got and not doing any work from home). Probably a long shot with being able to sort anything out but it can't hurt to try.

 

Cheers guys

 

 

 

Edit: Thought I'd included my location in there but obviously not. Location is *** Tauranga

 

 

 

[Mod edit (MF): removed address] 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
4735 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2812

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1750840 30-Mar-2017 19:02
Send private message

I am sure you will not get connected to that run of fibre if you do be prepared to spend 10s of thousands of dollars

Linux

397 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  # 1750842 30-Mar-2017 19:09
Send private message

How far from the exchange are you? I'm all of 150 meters from the hut that has the GPON fibre stuff for a rural school, the first quote for my UFB was $12000 odd we thought that was day light robbery but in the scheme of a rural house build not that bad, we equired more and the cost ballooned to $32000 at that point we said *#*# off your got to be kidding.

 
 
 
 


734 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 229

Trusted

  # 1750844 30-Mar-2017 19:12
Send private message

Yeah, like they've said above - 5 digits is the MINIMUM you will be paying, I was just involved in one for a rural business that was around the early 30k area. With that said, if you've got money to burn, call your ISP of choice and tell them that you want to get a quote from Chorus for installing a rural connection to the fibre network.


3889 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 164


  # 1750849 30-Mar-2017 19:17
Send private message

OP the best thing to do is post all details of the location and see who picks it up.

 

 

 

Any number of people here with access to any number of systems that know exactly what resource is where, but if you don't provide all the relevant information then it's not likely you'll get much.





Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 1750858 30-Mar-2017 19:31
Send private message

Oops, my bad. Thought I'd included the address in there but obviously not. Have edited the OP with it.


734 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 229

Trusted

  # 1750861 30-Mar-2017 19:39
Send private message

I'd edit your exact address out of your post to be honest - the road is plenty of information, and if anyone needs any more information, you can PM them it.


1605 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 648


  # 1750863 30-Mar-2017 19:44
Send private message

Senza:

 

Oops, my bad. Thought I'd included the address in there but obviously not. Have edited the OP with it.

 

 

OK I'll get you an estimate from Chorus, may take a few business days.

 

Also regarding your DSL situation, you're connected to TRG/AN which is VDSL capable, however you're just three houses too far to get VDSL. Your prequal says you should be able to get ADSL of around 16Mbps.

 

If you're one more house down the road, you'll be on another cabinet (TRG/N) and would've been able to get 60+Mbps on VDSL.


 
 
 
 


397 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  # 1750868 30-Mar-2017 19:57
Send private message

What are your naighbours pools doing later ;p you really need to hope that the cabinet at the Merrik (hope I got it right) road interestion is the one that has the fibre feed for the school, even then I'd say 20k minimum based on my experience.

Mr Snotty
8673 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4565

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1750869 30-Mar-2017 19:59
2 people support this post
Send private message

Your address is the absolute worst... Your neighbors should be able to get ~60Mbit VDSL however you're stuck on a cabinet further away providing 1-5Mbit. There is a RBI cabinet on the corner of Merrick Road that supports VDSL.

Ethernet from your Neighbours?





921 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 289


  # 1750872 30-Mar-2017 20:04
One person supports this post
Send private message

Seconded, if your neighbours can get decent internet maybe offer to pay their broadband bill if they'll let you run ethernet to your house or stick an antenna on theirs.


27887 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7375

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1750902 30-Mar-2017 20:57
Send private message

If the Chorus coverage map shows RBI fibre running past a connection will be possible, but as others have pointed out you'll be looking at 5 figures - exactly how big those numbers are won't be known until a manual prequalification is done.

 

 


743 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Full Flavour

  # 1750906 30-Mar-2017 21:09
One person supports this post
Send private message

We are based in Tauranga. Send me a PM with your address and I'll get you a quote.

4735 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2812

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1750913 30-Mar-2017 21:27
Send private message

Don't forget to tell them to sit before advising of the quote

 

Linux


5442 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2516

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1750915 30-Mar-2017 21:40
Send private message

What are you current ADSL stats?

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 1750927 30-Mar-2017 21:50
Send private message

 

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Your address is the absolute worst... Your neighbors should be able to get ~60Mbit VDSL however you're stuck on a cabinet further away providing 1-5Mbit. There is a RBI cabinet on the corner of Merrick Road that supports VDSL.

Ethernet from your Neighbours?

 

 

 

 

Haha yeah mate, that cabinet is literally within 100m. Can't seem to get a whole lot worse than that for location and nope to the Ethernet - have already attempted persuading them of that one :)

 

 

 

The other thing I had wondered about is the possibility of adding another phone line or back feeding to that cabinet but I don't really know the logistics of that - or rural fibre to be honest really.

 

 

 

coffeebaron:

 

What are you current ADSL stats?

 

 

 

 

Speedtests will be anywhere from 1.0Mb to occasionally 4Mb (seemingly to do with congestion?) if that's what you're meaning?


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32


Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26


Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23


Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.