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  #2389944 10-Jan-2020 22:21
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No, fibre is much more reliable. Half the time (mostly on Stuff comments) people complaining about fibre being "unreliable" are using a crappy wifi setup, which is actually causing all the problems, not the fibre itself.


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  #2389949 10-Jan-2020 23:08
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And a mix of bad luck 😂 2 ont’s, 1 modem faulty

 
 
 
 


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  #2389961 11-Jan-2020 07:27
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Never heard of that before, but I would say that exact situation is pretty rare.


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  #2389964 11-Jan-2020 07:52
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halper86:
Mahon:

 

A lot of us in urban cities do not have mobile coverage let alone Fibre.

 


Middle of an urban suburb, invercargill and currently 1 bar

 

@halper86 1 bar is mobile coverage and should be OK to use and I went to Invercargill many years ago and had great mobile coverage


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  #2389968 11-Jan-2020 08:26
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So @halper86, so your fibre is not that reliable?, in what way, yes sounds like you had bad luck with two ONT's and a modem dying, sure you dont have power issues in your house?

 

As others have said, fibre is very reliable, its a new network and being fibre is simply way more reliable as optic connections very rarely go wrong, there are very few connections in a fibre tail as all joints are fusion spliced and the only mechanical connections are at your ONT and on the splitter and at the OLT, its just not normal to have erratic connections, sounds like the issues are within your network.

 

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  #2390458 11-Jan-2020 22:00
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quickymart:

 

The grey thing is called a plinth. Once all the fibre for your area is laid in the ground you'll be able to place your order - that needs to be completed first.

 

 

When you say "my area", do you mean the cabinet area?

 

I'm in FFP10. I have a walk around and it seems all houses in the FFP10 done (except maybe the top right-ish corner).

 

In terms of how the fibre is rolled out, is there currently fibre in the ducts along the road, or is it blown all the way when I make an order?

 

Hope I'm making sense 😬


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  #2390462 11-Jan-2020 23:14
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It's laid in the street, when you place an order it's (usually) brought through from the street into your house. And your area is usually your cabinet area - but I was thinking more of the township you live in when I said the area. In any case, it's probably not too far away.


 
 
 
 


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  #2390475 12-Jan-2020 08:56
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What is FFP10? cabinets are normally labeled with 3 letters then a / then 2 letters. My one is ONG (Cant be bothered going to check) for onehunga exchange then AB i think it is for the cabinet.

 

chorus will generally do a few areas at a time and when they are all done they will do the work in the exchange and then the background paperwork. once its all completed you will be able to order fiber. could take a few months so the may date may still stand.

 

 


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  #2390490 12-Jan-2020 10:09
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Whitianga has been an exception to the norm with UFB dates actually having been pushed back significantly. In part of town the build has been complete for months but UFB still won't be ready until May at the earliest in parts of town. Somebody did mention something to me about delays to to Chorus deploying a new fibre ring clockwise around the Coromandel for UFB but I'm not entirely sure if this if the sole reason.

 

 

 

 


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  #2391102 13-Jan-2020 15:49
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@ssamjh have a look at the page below, it shows the exchanges, as stars, and the cabinets as circles, you can go in and get more info about each of them. you can also see how they are labeled.

 

 

 

https://gis.geek.nz/map/chorus/@-36.825743,175.7137272,14z




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  #2391104 13-Jan-2020 15:51
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Jase2985:

@ssamjh have a look at the page below, it shows the exchanges, as stars, and the cabinets as circles, you can go in and get more info about each of them. you can also see how they are labeled.


 


https://gis.geek.nz/map/chorus/@-36.825743,175.7137272,14z



Thanks! I actually was playing around with this last night, pretty cool. I think the FFP codes might be build areas then. Thanks regardless!



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  #2413222 5-Feb-2020 17:33
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These little boxes have gone up on the power poles along my street (Bryce Street), seems all ground fed connections (like mine) have been left at the ground level.

 

Address checker still says May though, and 2degrees says August which seems to be the same date Chorus says for "Business".

 

 

 

A little bonus, seems someone has left this box unlocked :O

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2413256 5-Feb-2020 18:16
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Unbolted pit lids are not good.
My buddies at @chorusnz can get that sorted.

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  #2413560 6-Feb-2020 11:07
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BMarquis: Unbolted pit lids are not good.

Yes and I wouldn’t be mucking around in there

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  #2415494 10-Feb-2020 10:44
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@ssamjh Please flick us a DM with the address so that we can get that lid sorted out. We don't want to be leaving those unlocked 😞

 

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