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  Reply # 2080801 29-Aug-2018 13:42
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We got a quote like this from Chorus back when a commercial building was being demolished in the CBD for copper removal, so we took some sledgehammers, pulled the cable through the walls, and brought it right back to the mushroom on the road. Cut all the cable off, labelled where we'd cut it off and emailed Chorus to tell them it was no longer connected. Much easier, much cheaper and they marked it as not connected in the system.








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  Reply # 2080805 29-Aug-2018 13:59
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Thanks all for replies. Seems there's a split between the Rebels and the Empire here.

 

@chorusnz we contacted Chorus direct (the house no longer has a tenant, so not sure how the retailer thing would work if there's no current connection - whether it's like Electiricty and just reverts back to however the retailer is that had the last connection).

 

We will be demolishing the existing house, then reinstating the fibre connection, however since we're also subdividing and building a new house at the back, I was advised that the Fibre connection point on the footpath (what ever it's called!) would probably be moved to be by the Right of Way (other side of the section) to the back section (and could then service front house as well).  

 

On the proposed design of the disconnect from Chorus, they provided a street map showing the footpath points, and also the connections to houses (in red and blue - presumably blue is connected, and red not?) along the street.  

 

Neither of our neighbours on either side has had their fibre connected, so maybe that gives us some flexibility?

 

 


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  Reply # 2080954 29-Aug-2018 17:15
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@Rabbitcat, That would be a Physical Network Temporary Disconnection, with the design taking into account the need to reconnect two houses.

 

In short, you're paying for the ability to connect the second house to Fibre as the developer of the land. We still need to leave the other drops-off for your neighbours use as per our agreements with crown fibre holdings.

 

As for the price, it's best to ask for a break down of the quote so you have more visibility of what you're paying for.

 

This quote does sound correct given the labour and materials that would be required.

 

 

 

^Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2080963 29-Aug-2018 17:42
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Rabbitcat:

 

chorusnz we contacted Chorus direct (the house no longer has a tenant, so not sure how the retailer thing would work if there's no current connection - whether it's like Electiricty and just reverts back to however the retailer is that had the last connection).

 

We will be demolishing the existing house, then reinstating the fibre connection, however since we're also subdividing and building a new house at the back, I was advised that the Fibre connection point on the footpath (what ever it's called!) would probably be moved to be by the Right of Way (other side of the section) to the back section (and could then service front house as well).  

 

On the proposed design of the disconnect from Chorus, they provided a street map showing the footpath points, and also the connections to houses (in red and blue - presumably blue is connected, and red not?) along the street.  

 

 

Right ok, context is given now!

 

 

 

It's not so much about the disconnection but also the re-connection and build out for a subdivision.

 

That changes the discussion from just a snip and removal job which most of the 'rebals' will be working on the assumption of!





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