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  Reply # 1886273 19-Oct-2017 14:21
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chevrolux:

 

Standard Chorus install from an installer who wouldn't know a concrete saw from a GIB saw.

 

It's like they don't even get they could ping a string line, or even just use some timber as a guide. And then watching them actually handle the saw's is both entertaining and scary at the same time.

 

Unfortunately it's what happens when you pay peanuts for what is relatively skilled work.

 

 

Never mind the pay - try finding at any price the number of skilled workers they need to get through the backlog of installs.

 

 


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  Reply # 1886275 19-Oct-2017 14:24
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MikeB4: I have just been sent an appointment time for the internal connect. Problem. The Fibre has not reached out house yet. There is 10+ meters to run underground to the nearest point to install an external terminal.

 

 

 

Wifi...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1886276 19-Oct-2017 14:24
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One of our common driveway neighbours has been trying unsuccessfully to get the other neighbours' consents to get fibre up the right of way (he's the furthermost up). I found out which one was resisting and it's because he believes the installer will trash the driveway. I can now see why.

 

 


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  Reply # 1887345 21-Oct-2017 13:31
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kryptonjohn:

 

One of our common driveway neighbours has been trying unsuccessfully to get the other neighbours' consents to get fibre up the right of way (he's the furthermost up). I found out which one was resisting and it's because he believes the installer will trash the driveway. I can now see why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am in a similar situation. I am at the end of a shared drive, 2 of my 4 neighbours won't give consent to the drive being cut as they have seen and heard the horror stories! The person I talked to at Orcon (my ISP) said there had been changes to the rules about consent. How do these change affect getting fibre in?

 

More importantly for me, my wife is adamant that she does want the driveway damaged. If I can 'persuade' the neighbours that the fibre is to go ahead, how can I ensure everything is completed properly

 

 


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  Reply # 1887376 21-Oct-2017 14:33
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rix:

 

I am in a similar situation. I am at the end of a shared drive, 2 of my 4 neighbours won't give consent to the drive being cut as they have seen and heard the horror stories! The person I talked to at Orcon (my ISP) said there had been changes to the rules about consent. How do these change affect getting fibre in?

 

 

http://pages.bigpipe.co.nz/land-access-reform/

 

See for more details. In short, if your neighbours want to stop you, they still can.

 

 

More importantly for me, my wife is adamant that she does want the driveway damaged. If I can 'persuade' the neighbours that the fibre is to go ahead, how can I ensure everything is completed properly

 

 

In short, you can't. But to give yourself the best chance of avoiding problems, take photos before and after, and supervise the contractors closely. Raise any problems with your ISP.


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  Reply # 1887572 21-Oct-2017 20:50
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rix:

 

I am in a similar situation. I am at the end of a shared drive, 2 of my 4 neighbours won't give consent to the drive being cut as they have seen and heard the horror stories! The person I talked to at Orcon (my ISP) said there had been changes to the rules about consent. How do these change affect getting fibre in?

 

 

http://pages.bigpipe.co.nz/land-access-reform/

 

See for more details. In short, if your neighbours want to stop you, they still can.

 

 

More importantly for me, my wife is adamant that she does want the driveway damaged. If I can 'persuade' the neighbours that the fibre is to go ahead, how can I ensure everything is completed properly

 

 

In short, you can't. But to give yourself the best chance of avoiding problems, take photos before and after, and supervise the contractors closely. Raise any problems with your ISP.

 

 

 

 

The issue is like the pics Mike posted...a concrete drive is worth thousands of $$$$ and to have rednecks screw it up puts me off getting fibre. I am very interested to see how they resolve Mikes issues.


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