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Topic # 239494 20-Jul-2018 17:18
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There is a new sub-division going in next door and they have installed Fibre. Fibre has not been scheduled to be installed in my part of the street yet.

 

I have been told by the developer who inquired on my behalf with Chorus that when the work was finished the termination point would be at the end of our drive so we could then make a request for "Fibre on Application".

 

When I ask my ISP, Voyager to do a "Fibre on Application" they just tell me to wait for Chorus to drop a pamphlet in my mailbox.

 

Can anyone suggest an ISP that will do a "Fibre on Application" because Voyager don't seem interested.


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  Reply # 2059506 20-Jul-2018 17:37
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I believe (and it's just that - a belief) that some retailers won't make an NGA On Application enquiry with Chorus for a residential customer for one simple reason - a residential customer is likely to balk at the cost when the quote is presented to them. It's usually a lot higher than people expect.

 

I know that we (Spark) do not offer NGA On Application to our residential customers (although exceptions have been made in the past). We do however offer it to corporate customers.

 

I note that you said "yet" - Is your address on the plan for eventual deployment? If so, it might be fiscally appropriate for you to just wait for the rollout past your house.

 

If you desperately need the connection for business purposes (as opposed to just faster family web browsing), there may be a case for me to assist you (if you would like).

 

To put things in perspective, I do a lot of NOA requests for Spark corporate customers in all sorts of locations - both urban and rural. Fees of under $5k are rare - most of the ones I deal with are between $5k and $20k, although I had one which was $900k recently. That customer is still mulling it over....

 

If you are still keen to get an estimate, flick me a PM and I can get an indication for you. No obligation - the estimate can theoretically converted to a firm quote via any retailer, if they are prepared to assist you.





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  Reply # 2059583 20-Jul-2018 18:55
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Wheelbarrow01:

 

I believe (and it's just that - a belief) that some retailers won't make an NGA On Application enquiry with Chorus for a residential customer for one simple reason - a residential customer is likely to balk at the cost when the quote is presented to them. It's usually a lot higher than people expect.  ...

 

 

The average real cost of an uncomplicated installation at a designated "fibre available" address is about $1,350, paid for by the Government / tax-payer.

 

Wait a little longer for a "free" install ...  wink





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  Reply # 2059734 21-Jul-2018 06:33
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Sideface:

 

 

 

Wait a little longer for a "free" install ...  wink

 

 

while I know it would be nice to have fibre NOW I doubt you will want to pay the cost of it


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  Reply # 2059967 21-Jul-2018 14:17
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If you want to DM me your address I can take a look, I can recommend an ISP who will do residential as well.

 

Thanks 


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