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Topic # 225991 14-Dec-2017 15:11
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I have a new sub-division being built next door and they will be putting in all new services. I expect they will be laying fibre as part of this (trying to contact developer to confirm this). How likely is Chorus to allow us to connect as part of this development given the fibre will need to run past our driveway to be connected?


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  Reply # 1919613 14-Dec-2017 15:13
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From past experience this can get very messy.

 

 

 

I'm with you, it shouldn't be hard to do, but it is.....


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  Reply # 1919638 14-Dec-2017 15:47
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if you arent on the current UFB schedule i would say the could would all be on you


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  Reply # 1919649 14-Dec-2017 16:08
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What you are asking for is completely achievable so long as;

a) The developer includes your (existing) lot in his initial scheme plan that he lodged with LFC when requesting subdivision
b) You work out the payment with the developer as the LFC is doing one design and expecting one payment.

This approach has worked with several developments that I have been aware of. ( e.g. getting fibre to original farmhouse when farm cut up into lifestyle units.

If you can’t get the developer to cooperate you can ask for the network to be extended to your house on e subdivision completed. While it will be cheaper once the subdivision is built (than it otherwise would be) you will have project cost overhead for one lot vs. overhead spread across multiple lots.

If project design already completed you might be out of luck.


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  Reply # 1919870 14-Dec-2017 21:15
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beaglenz:

 

I have a new sub-division being built next door and they will be putting in all new services. I expect they will be laying fibre as part of this (trying to contact developer to confirm this). How likely is Chorus to allow us to connect as part of this development given the fibre will need to run past our driveway to be connected?

 

 

Once the fibre is laid and houses start getting built, find an ISP that is happy doing an NGA on Application process for you. Depending on where you are, how densely populated your area is, you may find you meet RBI density criteria and your installation is pretty cheap - relatively. I've seen a small area in rural waikato where a business was connected for $810, I've seen $1900-ish quotes before too.

 

So yeah, wait a bit, put the question out and you may be pleasantly surprised.

 

You can switch ISP afterwards too, but someone has gone to some effort for you then you may have a sense of loyalty :)


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