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Topic # 223727 14-Oct-2017 21:21
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Had a question from our neighbour this weekend:


Is it possible to move the point that fibre enters the house?


eg. Currently fibre enters their house in the middle of the living room. 
What he'd prefer is that it enters via the garage versus the living room (where the garage is closer to the front of his property - ie he wants the distance shortened).


Assuming it is possible, who can do this?


eg. Is it Downers? Or Enable? Or does he have to go to his ISP (which is Spark)?
He thought he'd heard that Geeks On Wheels (or something like that) were able to do this.


Note we're in Lincoln (just out of Christchurch).


Any suggestions gratefully received.


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  Reply # 1883609 14-Oct-2017 21:36
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Contact your RSP.

The LFC (assuming you're in an Enable area not Chorus) will then arrange a time to visit and quote for the work required.

Nobody else but Chorus or the LFC are able to move the fibre and ONT.

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  Reply # 1883610 14-Oct-2017 21:37
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yes its possible but i believe all the cost will be on you to do it.

 

you need to go through your ISP, who will contact enable and they eill get their contractor to arrange this/give you a cost for it


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  Reply # 1883627 14-Oct-2017 22:37
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Please advise your friend to be sitting down when he reads how much it's gonna cost.


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  Reply # 1883699 15-Oct-2017 08:08
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And if your neighbour does find out the cost, please share it with us as it would be a useful indication for others


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  Reply # 1883701 15-Oct-2017 09:10
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I've had one done for another customer. I think the cost was in the $200-$300 range.




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  Reply # 1883702 15-Oct-2017 09:13
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Thanks for everyone's feedback.

 

Will get him to check with his ISP and will report back here what the method + costs are.

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  Reply # 1883705 15-Oct-2017 09:23
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coffeebaron: I've had one done for another customer. I think the cost was in the $200-$300 range.

 

If it's only a simple job (ie fibre can be pulled back and reused rather than a new run being done) the something in the $200 - $400 range would be expected.

 

If it's more complex then you'll clearly pay a lot more as unlike the install to the homeowner's original specified location it's not subsidised.

 

It's probably worth asking why they actually want to move the ONT - it's not something there are really many logical reasons for. If you need Ethernet in another room then simply getting somebody in to run a cat6 cable will be significantly cheaper. Is there structured cabling in the garage that they chose to ignore during the original install?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1883706 15-Oct-2017 09:35
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

It's probably worth asking why they actually want to move the ONT - it's not something there are really many logical reasons for. If you need Ethernet in another room then simply getting somebody in to run a cat6 cable will be significantly cheaper. Is there structured cabling in the garage that they chose to ignore during the original install?

 

 

 

Yeah - that was my initial thought as well (ie why are they even trying). But if I recall correctly (when I was helping the previous owner/neighbour fix their computer), the gear is bang-smack in the middle of the living room (ie messy/poorly located install).  Not sure what he's got in the garage. Will investigate.


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