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Topic # 245558 10-Feb-2019 16:25
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Hey all,

 

I live in a small town in the Coromandel called Whitianga. According to the Chorus site the Fibre Availbility date is August 2020. Does this mean when the entire planned area has it or when my actual house is likely to have it.

 

I live just down the road from the exchange building (4 Bryce Street, Whitianga) so presumabaly our street will be the first to have it installed as it's going to go everywhere from here. But what's the timeline for Fibre being laid in the street vs when it's actually available to connect to.

 

Intrestingly enough I saw this the other day but the black spool looks like copper:

 


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  Reply # 2175983 10-Feb-2019 16:30
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The thing to remember is, chorus often do alot of prework for it.

 

 

 

2020 sounds like it might be the estimation - DM details and i'll give you a more accurate timeframe from chorus.

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus are also getting into doing alot of better installation styles.. Street in a week, Inside out installs, One Day installs just to name a few.





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  Reply # 2175984 10-Feb-2019 16:34
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Have just sent address - thanks for checking!

 

 

 

I actually had the green ducting installed ahead of time so when fibre is ready it should be a 1-day thing :D


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2176006 10-Feb-2019 17:25
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As long as that's how your existing copper line comes in, yes.


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  Reply # 2176020 10-Feb-2019 17:49
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quickymart:

 

As long as that's how your existing copper line comes in, yes.

 

 

This doesn't seem to be the case in all cases!

 

My fibre is destined to come from the front street end, the copper(and power and water) currently comes in from the right of way that goes up behind my place


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  Reply # 2176063 10-Feb-2019 19:46
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hio77:

 

The thing to remember is, chorus often do alot of prework for it.

 

 

 

2020 sounds like it might be the estimation - DM details and i'll give you a more accurate timeframe from chorus.

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus are also getting into doing alot of better installation styles.. Street in a week, Inside out installs, One Day installs just to name a few.

 

 

 

 

What's an inside out install?


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  Reply # 2176078 10-Feb-2019 20:25
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Here in Wairoa a street fibre duct arrived in mid October at my boundary.

 

Chorus fibre availability was changed monthly from October to February,

 

Finally, I was able to order fibre in the first week of February.

 

Now waiting for my ISP to confirm and arrange scoping...

 

My boundary fibre duct is 20m from my boundary copper duct... so it will be interesting to see what the scoping tech says.

 

 





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  Reply # 2176091 10-Feb-2019 20:40
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Ours was available in Dec 2017 supposedly. Still waiting for install date.

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  Reply # 2176110 10-Feb-2019 21:40
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arnies:

 

What's an inside out install?

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, Fibre installs are done with a scope, inside house install and often grounds work between that.

 

 

 

The concept of an inside out install, is a bit of a weird one. I admit when i first heard the name i had to question it myself..

 

Idea is, they install the inside the building bits first, leaving the outside work (when the customer does not need to be there) to do after the initial ont install.

 

 

 

I Quite like that chorus are coming up with all these schemes, because honestly... no single solution works in every case.

 

They are taking practical approaches as the install situation matures.  (i won't comment on the whole workmanships stuff here, that's a different topic all together.)





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  Reply # 2176112 10-Feb-2019 21:52
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As for what the big spool is/and is for depends on what is actually inside the hard outer green caseing ie: no small tubes - it is subducting for conventional drawn fibre (not for UFB), large tubes (about 12mm) it is again subducting but for Airblown network fibre cables, small tubes and one large one - ducting for UFB distribution & 1 network cable, combination of the previous 2 eg small & large tubes - rural fibre network ducting with provisioning options available.

 

Please dont hack it open or cut a piece off to have a look to find out 😇

 

The small black drum is a drum of copper service lead but in this case it will be being installed with the ducting as a locate wire ( there is no metal components in modem fibre cables so they cant be located in the ground with a locate wire preinstalled or blown through one of the microducts)

 

 


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  Reply # 2176150 11-Feb-2019 08:02
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Myself, I don't trust those dates at all, but thats probably because I've been waiting for fiber since the site said it would arrive..... about 6-7 years ago (each year the site got changed to the following year). Still waiting.... but did have the letter a couple months ago saying it would be good to go around April this year, so hopefully progress :D

 

But as others have mentioned, then you have to wait for the ISP's to get into gear. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2176155 11-Feb-2019 08:32
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Have read the original post and the subsequent comments, I thought I would check when Chorus were still planning to 'do' my street in August of this year.

 

Imagine my surprise, to discover that the target month had changed to March (or in a few weeks!).

 

I'm now skipping around the house and drooling far too much!!   


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  Reply # 2176169 11-Feb-2019 09:32
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But may take another 6 months for your ISP to come on board....... ;)

 

I'm actually of two minds if I will jump to fiber straight away.  

 

I run some servers from home, and current connection is 60/30 VDSL and I can max that out. Going to fiber will give me 100/20 - loosing that uplink could be noticeable to a degree in certain aspects. Costwise, upgrading the plan to a gig connection isn't an option at the moment. 

 

Fiber in theory will be more reliable, and maybe slightly lower ping.....   

 

Guess I'll decide when I get the ISP letter to say I can connect.

 

 





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  Reply # 2176172 11-Feb-2019 09:41
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Mine was bang on. Stated "April 2018" since 2016.

 

They started visible work in the street around Jan/Feb 2018, I applied for my install on 1st April 2018 and it was all done and dusted about 2 weeks later.





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  Reply # 2180670 15-Feb-2019 10:06
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Just wondering if Chorus are running to schedule, ahead of schedule or behind schedule for the UFB2 and UFB2+ rollouts. Will they be updating the availablity map over time? In Kirwee and scheduled for October 2021 - which seems like a REALLY long way away! 


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The Fibre availability dates on our website is a best guess based off our scheduled dates for commencement of the build work. However due to a number of reasons these are revised and do sometimes have to be changed. Also during the build unforeseen issues may come up that delays the completion.

 

 

 

@Theclaytons at the last update UFB1 was 7% ahead of schedule. This allowed us to bring the overall schedule of UFB2 forward two years to be completed by 2022. At this stage UFB2 has only just recently begun and so we don’t have any official response on how its progressing against our estimated timeframes. ^Richard


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