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Topic # 242502 31-Oct-2018 14:46
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Fiber is finally (Was originally notified it would be done by October 2012) being installed in my area, so yay. ETA for ISP installs is around March/April next year. 

 

As per image, my copper currently runs off a pole to the house and into a dedicated jack point in my "office".

 

When fiber is installed, I'd rather the ONT to be in the garage. I know the installers will cover installation to xx amount of meters, but does this usually go by the run of existing copper and its termination point, or is it fine to request a completely new location for the termination ? 

 

 

If its an underground run and they want to do it following the copper layout, I'll pee myself laughing as they'd have to allow for a retaining wall, and then for 40 years of tree roots etc in the front yard. 

 

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  Reply # 2117445 31-Oct-2018 14:56
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If your current copper leadin is overhead, they will want to install the fibre overhead as well. Apart from that, they will use whatever route is easiest. Unless the original route is trespassing on other properties. (common for old overhead leadins).


Guessing that you have an under house crawl space. So they will run it overhead, down the outside of the house to the ETP, then underneath the house to the garage. They will ask for a power point to be close to the ONT location as well.





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  Reply # 2117450 31-Oct-2018 15:04
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https://www.chorus.co.nz/help-and-support/fibre-installation/fibre-installation-methods

 

"Want to change from aerial to underground?
If your current phone and broadband is provided aerially, but you would like your fibre installed underground, you can either ask your broadband service provider to place an Overhead to Underground (OHUG) order for us to do the work at your cost, or our technician will let you know where the trench needs to be dug if you would like to complete this work yourself."

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2117451 31-Oct-2018 15:08
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Hmm theyve got no hope of getting to garage from under house, theres another room there with no space for running anything. Was thinking running it down side of the house outside to the garage. 

 

As for power, plenty of sockets available there.

 

Guess I'll have to wait until the scope visit is sorted... fingers crossed thats sooner than April ;)

 

Digging a trench to the side of the house is easy if theyre doing underground run on the street and not overhead.

 

 





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  Reply # 2117453 31-Oct-2018 15:12
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Maybe go up into the ceiling and then drop down in a closet or something into the garage or even an outside conduit fom the ceiling to lower level at the garage end.

 

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  Reply # 2117458 31-Oct-2018 15:23
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cyril7:

 

Maybe go up into the ceiling and then drop down in a closet or something into the garage or even an outside conduit fom the ceiling to lower level at the garage end.

 

Cyril

 

 

No go either - only half house has ceiling crawl space. :) Its an interestingly laid out house ;)

 

Was built originally in Warkworth then trucked down to where it is now.......  various owners over the years made own changes..... 

 

 





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  Reply # 2117473 31-Oct-2018 16:21
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If your current copper connection is aerial than that is how the Fibre will be set up to run. As wellygary has pointed out if you want the cable underground from the boundary then you can request an OHUG (overhead to underground).

 

 

 

However most technicians are quite accommodating (within reason) and I can’t see why they wouldn’t be happy to bring the cable down the outside of the house as you have indicated. Providing you are happy with this method (most property owners want to minimise the visible cable).

 

 

 

Happy to confirm what our plans are for the rollout of UFB (aerial or underground) in your area. If you would like to send us a message with your address.

 

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