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#268467 21-Mar-2020 09:13
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I have a client that is requesting fiber to their business, now chorus has scoped the property and has classed it as a CAT 3 Build. chorus are wanting to charge the landowner $2000 to complete the build.


My question is why are chorus charging the landowner for a Cat 3 Build when the govt subs the installs.


And secondly, why should they be charged when one of the buildings already has fiber-connected?


The consent has obviously already been given for the property for the previous installation.



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  #2442649 21-Mar-2020 09:39
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You say business connection - so why do you think you get a free business install? free install is for a residential install

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  #2442716 21-Mar-2020 10:10
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I'll leave the questions for the right Chorus folks to answer, but just to clarify...


"when the govt subs the installs."  The govt doesn't subsidise any installs.  Chorus is performing some installs free of charge, i.e. Chorus is subsidising the installs.




The Govt is providing some interest free loans for the communal UFB build.






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  #2442737 21-Mar-2020 11:07
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end of the day, remember fibre isn't actually that cheap to install. It's a one off cost though.




at my previous place, if chorus had told me 2K to install i'd have turned around and gone here's 4K, install it straight away please.

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  #2442738 21-Mar-2020 11:07
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Yea I feel like anything but the most basic business install is billed to the customer. And they only do 15m or soemthing?


We do these installs ourselves for the customer once we have the build plan from Chorus. Then just have Chorus do the connect job. That way you dont pay Chorus' ridiculous $140/hour labour rates!!

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  #2442801 21-Mar-2020 12:25
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Ok so here is the layout



Currently, all of these buildings are on one title.


So technically speaking its an MDU installation which is correct, but you will see that number 8 is classed as an SDU install, and 10, 10a and 10b are classed as an MDU as well as 12, 14 and 14a.


The problem being is that these are all on one title I would have thought that the consent process has already been done and signed off due to the fact that number 10 is already connected to the network.


I would have thought that Chorus would have gained the landowner's permission all ready to install and scope out the original install at 10 and take in to account all the existing buildings on that one title, thus already having this plan in place ready for when someone else applies for a connection.




Or am I completely wrong here?


Because to me it looks like someone stuffed the original scope up and now they have just realized that this is all one title and need to fix it all up?



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  #2442858 21-Mar-2020 12:46
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Surely Chorus can answer your questions for your specific situation?


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  #2442908 21-Mar-2020 12:53
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whats the consent got to do with being charged for the work?


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  #2442934 21-Mar-2020 13:21
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Not sure why you are talking about consents still, 3 separate buildings with have 3 separate SDU/MDU builds as they are 3 separate buildings title has nothing to do with it either 

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