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Topic # 225688 30-Nov-2017 12:41
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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?

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911073 30-Nov-2017 12:48
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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


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  Reply # 1911081 30-Nov-2017 12:56
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The demarcation point would have been on or in your house. That looks to be on the street frontage so well and truely network.



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  Reply # 1911088 30-Nov-2017 13:05
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They are always down by the letterbox?


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  Reply # 1911098 30-Nov-2017 13:19
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demarc is generally on or in your house, what you've photoed isn't a demarc, it's a pedestal




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  Reply # 1911101 30-Nov-2017 13:23
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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?


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  Reply # 1911102 30-Nov-2017 13:28
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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). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1911105 30-Nov-2017 13:31
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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 . . . 

 

 




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  Reply # 1911116 30-Nov-2017 13:45
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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! 


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