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Topic # 224203 7-Nov-2017 13:20
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Having been offered the usual "free" deal by Spark...

 

Enable put my street duct in a very silly place, and to use it will mean slotting the driveway (which is shared), both across and length ways. 

 

However right next to (20cm) the street duct is the termination for the  current POTS wiring.  Enable tell me, in ChCh only, they cannot touch or use Chorus wiring, cannot use it as a draw wire etc.

 

Has anyone else faced this, and is there any way around this ?

 

 

 

TIA,

 

Gavin.


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  Reply # 1896810 7-Nov-2017 13:35
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Of course Enable can't as it's owned by Chorus,

 

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  Reply # 1896818 7-Nov-2017 13:43
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Linux:

 

Of course Enable can't as it's owned by Chorus,

 

Linux

 

 

To be clear - Enable is not owned by Chorus.

 

From wikipedia:

 

Enable Networks Limited, trading as Enable, is a company based in Christchurch, New Zealand that installs a fibre broadband network in Christchurch and surrounding towns, and acts as a wholesaler for retail service providers (RSPs). It is fully owned by Christchurch City Holdings (CCHL), the investment arm of the Christchurch City Council.





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  Reply # 1896823 7-Nov-2017 13:53
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It's not just Enable, and it's not just Christchurch - The only company with permission to use/remove Chorus-owned ducting/network is Chorus themselves. Enable, Ultrafast Fibre Ltd and Northpower have no agreement with Chorus and therefore they must install their own ducting in the areas where they provide fibre services.

 

I am sure many people have faced this over the last few years. There is no way around it.

 

In my case, they slotted across the start of the driveway, and then slotted the garden bed next to the shared driveway to get to the building (they didn't slot up the length of the driveway surface itself). Is this a possibility? Unfortunately building a new network retrospectively will invariably involve compromises.





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  Reply # 1896824 7-Nov-2017 13:55
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robjg63:

 

Linux:

 

Of course Enable can't as it's owned by Chorus,

 

Linux

 

 

To be clear - Enable is not owned by Chorus.

 

From wikipedia:

 

Enable Networks Limited, trading as Enable, is a company based in Christchurch, New Zealand that installs a fibre broadband network in Christchurch and surrounding towns, and acts as a wholesaler for retail service providers (RSPs). It is fully owned by Christchurch City Holdings (CCHL), the investment arm of the Christchurch City Council.

 

 

What @Linux meant is that "Of course Enable can't [use the existing duct/network] as [the existing duct/network] is owned by Chorus"





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  Reply # 1896835 7-Nov-2017 14:04
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  Reply # 1896836 7-Nov-2017 14:08
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Actually -- is it.  Do they own the cable and duct that are on my property, installed by the builder.  I get that they own the first 10cm - the bit outside on the street.


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  Reply # 1896838 7-Nov-2017 14:13
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GavinM:

 

Actually -- is it.  Do they own the cable and duct that are on my property, installed by the builder.  I get that they own the first 10cm - the bit outside on the street.

 

 

They own the copper network right up to the external termination box on your house, regardless of who installed it. The home owner owns all internal house wiring. You'll probably find that Chorus even supplied the duct to your builder in the first place (as it has to be Chorus spec'd green comms ducting).





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  Reply # 1896842 7-Nov-2017 14:19
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Nope - 17 years ago, long before Chorus existed.  I know they inherited the old gear.

 

Of course Spark say they will....