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Topic # 215140 13-Jun-2017 18:14
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How long after fibre trenching in my street can i expect to wait before i can order fibre?

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  Reply # 1799589 13-Jun-2017 18:35
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A few months.




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  Reply # 1799590 13-Jun-2017 18:37
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oh your teasing me. i was going to pick up phone a week later

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  Reply # 1799591 13-Jun-2017 18:40
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Nope. Still quite a bit more of the build to go, and infrastructure to test yet.


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  Reply # 1799619 13-Jun-2017 19:56
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Can I ask what you get when you move from coppper to fibre please?

I know you'll get an ONT in your garage, but what do the companies provide in terms of a router with Ethernet ports/wifi etc?

Wifi won't work very well in most people's garages, and providing cabled Ethernet ports out there will be a pain also.

How do people get their broadband into their house living areas when switching to fibre?



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  Reply # 1799622 13-Jun-2017 20:02
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you maybe able to get ONT in better place. but you get a router as well.
run a cat5 or cat6 cable from ONT to router. which you can have anywhere in house. you may just need to run that cable though yourself

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  Reply # 1799634 13-Jun-2017 20:16
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We had the trenching done in late November and finally able to get it installed early June. We were the first in the roadside cabinet to be connected up.

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  Reply # 1799651 13-Jun-2017 20:27
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how long is a piece of string?

 

there is no set time, could be a month, could be 6, just have to wait and see


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  Reply # 1799664 13-Jun-2017 20:36
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Jaxson: Can I ask what you get when you move from coppper to fibre please?

I know you'll get an ONT in your garage, but what do the companies provide in terms of a router with Ethernet ports/wifi etc?

Wifi won't work very well in most people's garages, and providing cabled Ethernet ports out there will be a pain also.

How do people get their broadband into their house living areas when switching to fibre?

 

What router you get or do not get depends entirely on your ISP. Some will give out "free" routers, some don't.

 

The reason that ONTs are installed in the garage is that in new houses, they have integrated ethernet wiring with cables leading to all the rooms, and the wiring hub is in the garage. Therefore, you install the ONT in the garage.

 

If you don't have integrated wiring in your house then you don't install the ONT in the garage. Chorus recommends behind the TV. Or you can have it installed where your current router is.


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  Reply # 1799693 13-Jun-2017 21:23
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Do they install a power plug? Or do they run the fibre through your house walls to put the ONT near a existing power plug.

 

As my 1930s house has no power plugs on any house perimeter walls.


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  Reply # 1799703 13-Jun-2017 21:52
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cruxis:

 

Do they install a power plug? Or do they run the fibre through your house walls to put the ONT near a existing power plug.

 

 

They won't cover any electrical work like installing extra power outlets. They usually have a scoping visit to discuss with you where you want the ONT installed and are flexible providing what you want is not horribly complicated or expensive.

 

I wanted mine installed in a bedroom that I use as my office on an internal wall in an enclosure I installed myself. Enable were happy to run the fibre under the house to come up where I wanted it.

 

For my sisters house, Chorus installed the ONT and the modem in her bedroom beside the nearest phone line so she could hook up her analogue phones easily although she found the modem lights a bit bright until I covered them.

 

For my other sister, Enable installed it behind the TV in the lounge which is at the opposite end the house from the street where the fibre is coming from.

 

 


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  Reply # 1799706 13-Jun-2017 22:00
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attewell: How long after fibre trenching in my street can i expect to wait before i can order fibre?

 

For me, 6 months from trenching to when fibre was available. Then 3 months from order to install. 


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  Reply # 1799734 14-Jun-2017 01:35
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Thanks for the info everyone 👍🏻

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  Reply # 1799737 14-Jun-2017 05:22
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they also dont run anything in the walls, they will install the cabling on the outside and use capping.


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  Reply # 1799739 14-Jun-2017 05:31
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Just had mine installed. Was about 4 weeks from the end of trenching. They had to do testing etc. 


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  Reply # 1799822 14-Jun-2017 08:48
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Took me about three months.

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