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# 258510 7-Oct-2019 20:29
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Apparently we can finally order fibre for our current house although it may require consent from neighbours. We are also building a new house that should be finished February 2020. Is there any downside ordering fibre now for our current house and then moving the connection to a new build? It is probably more important to get fibre in the new house as soon as we move in.


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  # 2332210 7-Oct-2019 20:34
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whats your current connection? speed?




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  # 2332212 7-Oct-2019 20:38
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We are currently on ADSL, 11Mbps. Not great but we manage most of the time

 
 
 
 


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  # 2332216 7-Oct-2019 20:41
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It can take months to get fiber connected.. sometimes days, sometimes weeks, but complex cases months. I'd skip it for the 5 months, unless you want it as a selling point for the current house.

 

If you do want it as a selling point maybe you want to do a lot of the prep yourself, so chorus contractors don't just come in and nail a cable to a fence or run it loose down the driveway. You read about that kind of thing quite often here.


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  # 2332219 7-Oct-2019 20:42
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Lostja:

 

Apparently we can finally order fibre for our current house although it may require consent from neighbours. We are also building a new house that should be finished February 2020. Is there any downside ordering fibre now for our current house and then moving the connection to a new build? It is probably more important to get fibre in the new house as soon as we move in.

 

 

 

 

Fiber is not like ADSL/VDSL, all the equipment stays with the property (ONT etc) so there is no such thing as to "move the connection"

 

and I dont think having fiber now will have any bearing on your new build's fiber install (I would make sure you get your wiring sorted though)

 

 

 

Lostja: We are currently on ADSL, 11Mbps. Not great but we manage most of the time

 

 

 

Not great, not terrible. (sorry I had to.)




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  # 2332221 7-Oct-2019 20:46
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timmmay:

It can take months to get fiber connected.. sometimes days, sometimes weeks, but complex cases months. I'd skip it for the 5 months, unless you want it as a selling point for the current house.


If you do want it as a selling point maybe you want to do a lot of the prep yourself, so chorus contractors don't just come in and nail a cable to a fence or run it loose down the driveway. You read about that kind of thing quite often here.


The selling point is a good one as it probably makes the house more attractive to rent.

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  # 2332222 7-Oct-2019 20:51
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I would do it now, standard installation is free, then get a new one for your new place when it's built.


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  # 2332223 7-Oct-2019 20:52
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Lostja:
timmmay:

 

It can take months to get fiber connected.. sometimes days, sometimes weeks, but complex cases months. I'd skip it for the 5 months, unless you want it as a selling point for the current house.

 

 

 

If you do want it as a selling point maybe you want to do a lot of the prep yourself, so chorus contractors don't just come in and nail a cable to a fence or run it loose down the driveway. You read about that kind of thing quite often here.

 


The selling point is a good one as it probably makes the house more attractive to rent.

 

 

 

Not if Chorus does a sh*t job... 

 

Originally they ran the wires along my neighbour's fence. It was atrocious.

 

Not sure if they still do that or not or if you can have a say in how to run the cables without incurring a fee.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2332233 7-Oct-2019 21:01
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zyo:

Lostja:
timmmay:


It can take months to get fiber connected.. sometimes days, sometimes weeks, but complex cases months. I'd skip it for the 5 months, unless you want it as a selling point for the current house.


 


If you do want it as a selling point maybe you want to do a lot of the prep yourself, so chorus contractors don't just come in and nail a cable to a fence or run it loose down the driveway. You read about that kind of thing quite often here.



The selling point is a good one as it probably makes the house more attractive to rent.


 


Not if Chorus does a sh*t job... 


Originally they ran the wires along my neighbour's fence. It was atrocious.


Not sure if they still do that or not or if you can have a say in how to run the cables without incurring a fee.


When I asked Downer when they were going to open up the road, they said they didn't need to as there is a conduit apparently. I wonder where as it's an area with 70s houses

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  # 2332249 7-Oct-2019 21:32
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Lostja:

 

 

 

When I asked Downer when they were going to open up the road, they said they didn't need to as there is a conduit apparently. I wonder where as it's an area with 70s houses

 

 

 

It is possible for the conduit to already be there.

 

Where we are (semi-rural west auckland) the conduit was installed in the 80's but somehow the maps got lost. Chorus sent out a surveyor for a few days then installed a microduct from the conduit to each dropoff.


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  # 2332256 7-Oct-2019 21:40
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Just keep an eye out for contract periods for free installs.

 

Some will charge an early disconnect fee, others don't..




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  # 2332302 8-Oct-2019 00:55
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Get it done at the old house so you see how it all goes, and can be more prepared with wiring etc. at the new place ahead of time.


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  # 2332309 8-Oct-2019 06:36
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Personally I would hold off getting it done.
At my old house I had semi wired up a storage cupboard as a comms area where a few Ethernet and RG6 connections went to.
While I didn't mind getting in there as it sometimes is a bit of a pain to get into I wasn't sure others would feel the same. So I held off and let the new owners decide what they wanted to do.

Unless there is a clear place where the ONT goes then let the new owner decide. Since otherwise it needs to be moved and that costs money rather than the free install.







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  # 2332316 8-Oct-2019 06:45
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mentalinc: Just keep an eye out for contract periods for free installs. Some will charge an early disconnect fee, others don't..

 

I see that 2Degrees do open-term but charge $165 for modem and $99, I have a HG659b that should work, do I have to take their modem?


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