Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




568 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


#225688 30-Nov-2017 12:41
Send private message

Hi Team

 

 

 

I was just wandering now that we have Fibre and our old copper line from the street was disconnected from the house what will become of our demarcation point?

 

Is it still owned by spark or is it owned by chorus? When chorus installed my fibre they said one day they will remove them.... is it still owned by someone and if we tamper with it we will be in trouble?

 

 

 


Create new topic
2361 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1911073 30-Nov-2017 12:48
Send private message

Owned by Chorus and in most cases will still be serving your neighbors. Hard to see from your photo but perhaps yours only serves your property. 

 

 

 

Would cost heaps to remove on a national scale once copper network is eventually switched off, so who knows what will happen


3181 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1911081 30-Nov-2017 12:56
Send private message

The demarcation point would have been on or in your house. That looks to be on the street frontage so well and truely network.

 
 
 
 




568 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1911088 30-Nov-2017 13:05
Send private message

They are always down by the letterbox?


2361 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1911098 30-Nov-2017 13:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

demarc is generally on or in your house, what you've photoed isn't a demarc, it's a pedestal




568 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1911101 30-Nov-2017 13:23
Send private message

In that case we never had a demarcation point. All we had was a copper wire stuck into our house from the street.... was that our demark?


1956 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1911102 30-Nov-2017 13:28
Send private message

Starscream122:

 

In that case we never had a demarcation point. All we had was a copper wire stuck into our house from the street.... was that our demark?

 

 

 

 

Yes pretty much at the first jackpoint it got to.

 

Dont touch the the other thing at the letterbox and be very wary before you dig around there because you will likely take out the main cable that runs down the street (or hit a lot of other stuff). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


17 posts

Geek


  #1911105 30-Nov-2017 13:31
One person supports this post
Send private message

What you are looking at in this photo is an RLG pillar.  It is part of the Chorus network. Please carefully put the top of the sleeve back on securely as you don't want rain getting into the contacts/joints within.

 

It is the connection point on the street to the network, for the service lead that comes from your house.  They often serve more than one residence, so playing around in there could affect your neighbour's copper service.

 

The external termination point on your house for copper will be a small plastic box on the outside of the house where the service lead meets the house.

 

One day in the distant future these may be removed, but as there are still applications for the copper network in the street, pedestals are not going anywhere anytime soon.

 

Leave them alone, nothing to see here . . . 

 

 


 
 
 
 




568 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1911116 30-Nov-2017 13:45
Send private message

hoane:

 

What you are looking at in this photo is an RLG pillar.  It is part of the Chorus network. Please carefully put the top of the sleeve back on securely as you don't want rain getting into the contacts/joints within.

 

It is the connection point on the street to the network, for the service lead that comes from your house.  They often serve more than one residence, so playing around in there could affect your neighbour's copper service.

 

The external termination point on your house for copper will be a small plastic box on the outside of the house where the service lead meets the house.

 

One day in the distant future these may be removed, but as there are still applications for the copper network in the street, pedestals are not going anywhere anytime soon.

 

Leave them alone, nothing to see here . . . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only took the top off because I wanted to see the grade of cable it was... I recently had an outdoor ethernet cable Gel Filled Cat 6 cable run from downstairs to up and the guy that installed it said it was basically the same copper cable that they used to get copper to the house from the street. So I took the cover off because I was curious to see what grade ethernet cable it was ( being about 14 years old) but there was no visible printing on the cable at all... Also I put the top cover back on but it doesn't seem to be locking into place anymore the plastic tabs might have broken.  Also as above they never put our copper cable in a small plastic box it was simply poked though a wall into the house with no silicon or anything! 


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09


Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00


Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.