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  Reply # 2192176 6-Mar-2019 13:36
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Update: I've seen a Chorus technician pacing out measurements with a tool around the town. Only in one area for now but fingers crossed :O

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  Reply # 2196945 13-Mar-2019 08:42
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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!!   





Maybe I posted too soon!



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  Reply # 2199745 16-Mar-2019 19:22
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Yes April seams popular, Chorus are busy in the street and doing some Pole work as well.  Being an older Auckland suburb, a lot of the existing PSTN is overhead.  MY concern is they haven't put an unground termination at the base of the drive (live on the rear of a sub divided/corss leased) section.  Designing engineer probably looked at the existing PSTN runs and thought lets follow that.  My Copper PSTN line goes through the front houses roof, then through a carport, concrete wall, my garage, my no cavity ceiling before appearing on a new in wall cabinet.  I don't think its going to be a quick install with additional street work required.

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  Reply # 2199822 16-Mar-2019 22:00
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Chorus avoid those sorts of situations these days. Even with copper.

It's a pain in the rear - I lived in a property with substandard wiring suited only for voice. Was 2mbit adsl compared to 70mbit vdsl bweteen the fixed and existing state.

Chorus eventually ran the new run from etp to the jackpoint allong the outside of the conjoined unit.

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