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#264322 16-Jan-2020 12:30
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Hi All,

 

I live on the fringes of Palmerston North, close enough to get takeaway pizza but apparently not close enough for UFB to be installed, the 12 residents in our street have put up with substandard internet access for years (VDSL is available but the max speed is 16MB and it's prone to drop outs in the evening). I've spoken to a few local companies about how to present a decent connection to the residents but a wired solution seems to be the only alternative at present. There is UFB running up the SH our road connects to so what is the best way to engage Chorus and put together costs to install a PON splitter at the end of the street and run UFB along the overhead power cables? The residents accept they will likely have to foot the bill for this but so far i've not had much luck getting someone to come and meet with us to discuss?

 

Please help us, we're sick of living in the dark ages and our children keep playing outside... we need them in front of Playstations and Xboxes so the street looks tidy...

 

 

 

Thanks


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  #2399024 16-Jan-2020 13:46
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One of the Chorus lads will chime in, but I think the term is something like "NGA on application". You need your ISP to start the request and then Chorus will take it from there.

 

What street are we talking about? Is Inspire Net not keen? They've installed a few GPON networks around here for new subdivisions where the developer was too cheap to get Chorus in. 




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  #2399056 16-Jan-2020 14:25
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The street is Te Wanaka Road, I'm working with Inspire Net at the moment, they are trying to get Chorus on board at the moment but there appears to be a breakdown in.. err.. communication. Inspire Net have quoted $260K to run their own fibre, i'm guessing they are not authorised to run their fibre along the overhead power lines so have to dig up the road. Whilst i really want UFB I'm not sure my wife would approve the $21K share I would have to pay to get it installed 😀.


 
 
 
 


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  #2399072 16-Jan-2020 14:50
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What you are after is indeed "NGA on Application" and most broadband providers should be able to kick it off for you. Although you may need to speak with someone a bit more switched on its not a widely known process.

 

If you have any issues with that flick us a DM and we can talk it through.

 

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  #2400238 16-Jan-2020 20:15
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Apotheosis:

 

Hi All,

 

I live on the fringes of Palmerston North, close enough to get takeaway pizza but apparently not close enough for UFB to be installed...


Unfortunately your distance to a CBD isn't an indication as to whether fibre is available or not.


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  #2400255 16-Jan-2020 21:02
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I personally wouldn't pay Inspire to run fibre as you will be locked into them.

 

(I'm not saying there a bad ISP, they have been in the wireless internet game down there a long long time and seem to be doing a good job)

 

But if you get Chorus fibre then the monthly pricing is regulated and you can buy off pretty much any ISP, just like anyone in the city.


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  #2400283 16-Jan-2020 21:54
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Oh you are really just on the edge there!

 

It's been a while, but isn't the copper underground there? Just some of your service leads would come over heard. Not sure if Chorus would put all the network on poles either so the quote may be the same.

 

Is everyone on the road friends? You could do what some farmers did down south and trench within their properties themselves to reticulate the fibre. No red tape involved from the council, then just get someone to hook it up.


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  #2400291 16-Jan-2020 22:29
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BTW - there isnt UFB as such just running along the SH56  - there is Chorus network fibre along there, feeding from (the Exchange in) Maxwells Line which has been tapped into along in Longburn to feed the township with UFB


 
 
 
 




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  #2400474 17-Jan-2020 10:17
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thanks for all the feedback people. It looks like Inspire have managed to get someone at Chorus and they have come to the party now. We are all friends down the street so there could be a possibly of running the fibre on our side rather than the path side if the cost spirals.

 

 

 

Looking at the copper provision in more detail chevrolux you are right, it is run underground along the road, then back up the power poles to deliver to the house overhead.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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