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Topic # 222933 4-Sep-2017 16:37
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My parents are keen to get on to UFB, cable was laid on the street last Thursday and the end point connection to the dwelling boundary was done on Friday. 

 

Would it be too soon to call the ISP? Spark/2D website still showing VDSL only at address.






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  Reply # 1858299 4-Sep-2017 16:39
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Could be two months away yet. When they start getting junk mail from different ISPs in their letter box will be the time to order.


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  Reply # 1858300 4-Sep-2017 16:40
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yes likely to be too soon

 

there is work to do in the exchange and all the drawings etc to log.

 

just keep checking on the chorus site weekly to see when it says its available

 

likely to be a few weeks to 3+months


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1858302 4-Sep-2017 16:46
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Jase2985:

 

yes likely to be too soon

 

there is work to do in the exchange and all the drawings etc to log.

 

just keep checking on the chorus site weekly to see when it says its available

 

likely to be a few weeks to 3+months

 

 

 

 

Forgot to mention, it's Enable in Christchurch.






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  Reply # 1858314 4-Sep-2017 17:03
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im sure they are pretty similar


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  Reply # 1858320 4-Sep-2017 17:10
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just keep putting your address into a large isp to see what is available at your place , one day fibre will pop up 


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  Reply # 1858321 4-Sep-2017 17:12
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I think it took 3 or 4 months from the time they finished laying the cable outside our street to the time we could get UFB. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1858325 4-Sep-2017 17:23
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Look out for a box of weetbix in your letterbox. (Fibre to the door, get it?)

Once you have it then you can place the ordet
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  Reply # 1858326 4-Sep-2017 17:29
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The only accurate answer to your question is a figure that's very likely somewhere between a few weeks and maybe six months.

 

When if UFB due for completion on your area?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1858502 4-Sep-2017 21:39
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James Bond: 

 

Forgot to mention, it's Enable in Christchurch.

 

 

You can call Enable directly (unlike Chorus) via the number on the website, and they were helpful when I called a while ago.


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  Reply # 1858612 5-Sep-2017 05:59
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Enable have an address checker on their website, keep an eye on that. It should also give you an indication on when fibre will be available.


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  Reply # 1858855 5-Sep-2017 12:21
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Enable have an address checker on their website, keep an eye on that. It should also give you an indication on when fibre will be available.

 

 

I wouldn't put too much faith in that, if you are in a hurry. I had good results from calling and getting my address added to the database, as it was going to take a good few weeks before they even realised I was eligible.




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  Reply # 1859373 6-Sep-2017 08:44
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sbiddle:

 

The only accurate answer to your question is a figure that's very likely somewhere between a few weeks and maybe six months.

 

When if UFB due for completion on your area?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depends who you ask. Enable website says May 2018. UFB.org.nz December 2018.

 

 

 

This is the area

 

 

 








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  Reply # 1859426 6-Sep-2017 09:09
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phrozenpenguin:

 

James Bond: 

 

Forgot to mention, it's Enable in Christchurch.

 

 

You can call Enable directly (unlike Chorus) via the number on the website, and they were helpful when I called a while ago.

 

 

Thanks, I'll get in touch with them and report back.








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  Reply # 1874089 28-Sep-2017 13:16
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So I've been in touch with them.

 

 

Thank you for your enquiry.

 

When looking on our Enable website (www.enable.net.nz), it says “Our current plans are to have fibre broadband available at your address by May 2018”.

 

 

Clear as mud.






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