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#233306 9-Apr-2018 19:23
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I'm a bit confused about what the process is for a fibre install in a rented MDU. I know I have to ask my apartment manager, so the owner is asked, but I'm a bit confused who else needs to be asked. There is a body corp for the buildings, who I'm sure will need to be notified, but I'm not sure if they give consent, or if all of the owners need to.We've had fibre run down behind all of the buildings (4 apartments per building, two top two bottom with garages below the bottom apartment). We are on the top floor, and the people below us have fibre installed (they own their apartment). I believe one or two other buildings have as well.

 

So what I'm wondering is who all I need to contact, and in what order? There was some form of legislation that is meant to make this easier for consenting, but I can't figure out if it's law yet, and what what it means for me if it is. I have put together an awesome MSPaint drawing to help explain what the layout of our buildings look like (there are four buildings, we are in the last one). The X is us, and the F is one of the other apartments that I think have fibre installed. Green is grass, red is where the fibre has been run (to my understanding), and grey is driveway.

 

I'm also considering switching ISPs, I've been having issues with my current and am thinking of switching to 2degrees. Would it be best to contact them for the install, or keep my current ISP (bigpipe) until the fibre is installed?

 

My awesome MSPaint drawing:

 

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  #1992296 9-Apr-2018 19:37
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If there is a body corp and someone else has had it installed then they must have done the concent process. Have you even ordered it to see if it goes thru?





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  #1992300 9-Apr-2018 19:44
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I haven't yet, I wasn't sure if I needed permission from the body corp and apartment manager (I'm assuming at least the apartment manager) first. Would the consent for the other people in the same building cover the entire building?


 
 
 
 


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  #1992321 9-Apr-2018 19:46
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Taubin:

 

Would the consent for the other people in the same building cover the entire building?

 

 

Generally, yes. You may find that the build for the entire complex has already been done, and it's a simple process. Then again...




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  #1992323 9-Apr-2018 19:49
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Awesome, thank you, I'll email our apartment manager to get the owner consent (since we don't own the apartment) tomorrow morning. Then go from there.


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  #1992367 9-Apr-2018 20:56
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surely your owner has already given consent as its a MDU and for any install to go ahead all owners need to have consented.

 

just order it and see what happens




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  #1992395 9-Apr-2018 21:05
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I'll give it a shot, I just don't want any problems since they'd have to drill through a wall from the outside for the install.


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  #1992441 9-Apr-2018 23:32

Taubin:

I'll give it a shot, I just don't want any problems since they'd have to drill through a wall from the outside for the install.



Ask whoever is listed as the landlord on your tenancy agreement. As the ONT is intended to remain permanently installed, so you in effect need permission from the landlord to modify the apartment.

Check that the landlord knows what a fibre install involves. As if they think that UFB is the same as ADSL (just plugging a modem into a phone socket). Then they are not going to be happy, finding that an ugly white box has been attached to the wall. Which they are not allowed to remove.

Ask them - where do you want the ONT to go? If they say - what's that? Then be careful.





 
 
 
 




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  #1994401 11-Apr-2018 18:56
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Update: Chrous will be here tomorrow for scoping, and install date is the 26th (assuming nothing strange comes up during the scope). Fibre here I come!


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  #1994406 11-Apr-2018 19:28
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easy aye :)




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  #1994409 11-Apr-2018 19:33
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I was surprised how quick they are doing it, happy but surprised.


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  #1994434 11-Apr-2018 20:55
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well by the sounds of it all the infrastructure is there and all the consents are done so its just adding your leg of the T and your internal stuff




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  #1994780 12-Apr-2018 12:33
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Latest update (just because I'm excited), they just came out and did the scoping, looks like it will be an easy install. Now for the long two week wait for the install date! Maybe someone will cancel and they will do it earlier. One can wish right? lol


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  #1994959 12-Apr-2018 16:02
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be thankful its only a couple of week, there has been cases of installs taking nearly a year to do.




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  #1994961 12-Apr-2018 16:03
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Jase2985:

 

be thankful its only a couple of week, there has been cases of installs taking nearly a year to do.

 

 

 

 

I absolutely am! I was quite shocked it was only going to be two weeks.




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  #2002735 26-Apr-2018 12:05
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Just out of curiosity, and me being anxious, the install is listed as happening "between 1 and 5 PM today" and that I would "hear from the tech either via text or phone in the morning" however, I have yet to hear anything from them (it's now 5 past noon). Should I be concerned or is this normal? During the scope, they had called shortly after 9 AM to be here around 1. I'm just a bit anxious having not heard anything yet. Has anyone who's been through this not heard from the installer in the morning?


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