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# 249215 1-May-2019 10:28
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Just received an "estimate" to bring an NGA fibre from the street corner, past our neighbour and to the boundary of our place. Total run about 20-50 metres depending on which corner of our frontage they bring it in.




And it's only a grass berm.



Photo is taken from the furtherest boundary entry point. The first driveway is ours, the 2nd our neighbour's and then the street corner.

Integrity Tech Solutions @ Norsewood, New Zealand

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  # 2228595 1-May-2019 11:36
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I can appreciate that’s a lot of money Michael, but there is more to the job than just hauling some Fibre. I’ve had a look over the high level design documents. The big ticket items are:


  • no supporting GPON in the exchange, so that needs to be built.
  • We have to lay a few hundred meters of new cable (the existing infrastructure is a backhaul cable, as others have pointed out, and is not suitable for standard connections).
  • Several new access pits need to be installed.

The cost also involves traffic management for working alongside a road and council consents for all this new infrastructure.




Basically from what I can see we are having to build everything from scratch as there is no supporting equipment in your area. ^Richard

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