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Topic # 245501 7-Feb-2019 14:23
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Howdy!

 

So, I've asked in the past about the possibility of getting something better than ADSL service from the TAK/V cabinet. Unfortunately, I seem to be beyond the threshold for decent VDSL service -- just too far away -- so I have to make do with what I've got.

 

I did approach Snap -- back when they were Snap -- and ask what it would cost to get a fibre connection from the newly installed RBI fibre cable that way laid between Takaka and Collingwood, at the intersection of the road on which I live and the main SH60, which is where the new fibre was laid. There was a five-figure estimate, which included establishing a fibre terminal in a roadside pit, and extending fibre in a duct down our road. I totally understand the reasons for the estimated costs, and unfortunately because it was in the five-figure range, that ended up being a dead-end inquiry.

 

However... The person that lives on the farm that directly borders onto the TAK/V cabinet recently asked whether they would be able to get a fibre feed from cabinet. Is there anyone in these fora that knows (or can easily find out) whether that is a possibility? And would any costs be significantly less than a five-figure estimate?

 

If this might be an option, then I'll happily help the farmer go through the appropriate process, probably with 2Degrees now, and get official quotes, etc. But having an indication of whether it's possible to "break out" a fibre feed would be really great.

 

Cheers!

 

   Jon

 

 


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  Reply # 2174468 7-Feb-2019 14:38
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You are in one of the 'Rural Fibre' areas there. @atomeara may be able to help you with getting a quote. Sit down before reading it though. tongue-out


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  Reply # 2174471 7-Feb-2019 14:46
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A little OT, but there are only a few cabinets in the bay, and the closest to any farm land I would hazard a guess would be around the eatery (is that still a thing?), otherwise motupipi. I'm curious as to how close I am





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  Reply # 2174474 7-Feb-2019 14:49
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Corner of Washbourn Road? tongue-out




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  Reply # 2174475 7-Feb-2019 14:56
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Hi wratterus,

 

Yes, that's the one, at the end of Washbourn Road. If I were a couple of hundred metres closer to the cabinet, I'd probably be able to get half decent (*) VDSL. Sigh.

 

   Jon

 

 

 

(*) for around here.




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  Reply # 2174476 7-Feb-2019 14:59
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@TheoM,

 

Nah -- you're about 15km out... ;)

 

There's at least one exchange and three cabinets between what was The Eatery and TAK/V...

 

    Jon


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  Reply # 2174483 7-Feb-2019 15:12
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NZJon:

 

@TheoM,

 

Nah -- you're about 15km out... ;)

 

There's at least one exchange and three cabinets between what was The Eatery and TAK/V...

 

    Jon

 

 

ooh, ouch. I haven't lived in the bay tho for like 5 years, so... anyway. what happened to the eatery?





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  Reply # 2175433 9-Feb-2019 13:11
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Most RBI cabinet can have NBAP UFB connections deployed off them - a number of providers have used these for wireless links next to RBI cabinets.

 

It's very hard to give any indication of pricing without knowing specifics, but installs in the 4 digits (rather than 5) are possible and I'm aware of NBAP connections in the 3K - 5K range for an install next to a cabinet.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2175435 9-Feb-2019 13:15
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Awesome, thanks @sbiddle. That's enough incentive for me to at least make proper enquiries through the proper channels -- ta!

 

All the best,

 

   Jon


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