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  #2465607 19-Apr-2020 18:39
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lkj509:

 

I have recently been looking at network options in my rural residential, and after months of trying to contact someone at Chorus, our ISP came back with the following quote in terms of a fibre installation.

 

 

 

1: Cost of Build work: $142,640.21                        

 

2: Consigned Material cost: $35,660.05                

 

3: GST value (15% of 1&2): $26,745.04                 

 

4: Total cost to customer including GST: $205,045.30

 

 

 

Does this seem like a fair estimate for a house that is only 1.2km out of fibre range? Chorus's justification was that the junction cable running along the main road is full and unable to be tapped into, and that they would have to trench to where their UFB build has ended. In their plans, the materials and installations include wire, a turning pit and a chamber. Does anyone know how any of this is actually calculated? Why am I paying $35,660 (not incl.) for fibre wire?

 

Not even mentioning the fact that a Chorus engineer himself said it would be an easy installation and probably around 20-30k when we were buying the house (in all fairness, he probably wasn't aware of the junction cable usage). Perhaps someone who works in the industry would have a better knowledge of where my money is going opposed to me, but roughly 1000 dollars per meter (not including gst and material cost) seems a bit out of proportion.

 

Edit: I should probably add that I'm ineligible for VDSL.

 

 

 

 

Yup... you're probably paying for the entire thing... also it is most likely that other potential customers will use the infrastructure that you paid for, eventually.

 

 

 

So maybe if you get more customers for them you could split the bill? :( don't know...


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  #2470612 25-Apr-2020 00:09
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GGJohnstone:

Silver lining:  That the development of alternate trunking wizardry for this last mile delivery of service could bury the extortion with the decrepit copper and the fiber along with it.     



Would be great if Chorus or Enable could do something like erect masts in Rural areas with Omnidirectional wifi transmitters that us Rural folk could then point some equipment at. I have Enable fibre within 1km and even a Telstra trunk line running past my gate but stuck on 6Mbit ADSL - Sigh. I know it’s part of semi rural living but being an IT enthusiast it is still frustrating.
There are of course 4G routers but as they have data caps they just aren’t that desirable.

 
 
 
 


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  #2470631 25-Apr-2020 06:51
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apocalypso:
GGJohnstone:

Silver lining:  That the development of alternate trunking wizardry for this last mile delivery of service could bury the extortion with the decrepit copper and the fiber along with it.     



Would be great if Chorus or Enable could do something like erect masts in Rural areas with Omnidirectional wifi transmitters that us Rural folk could then point some equipment at. I have Enable fibre within 1km and even a Telstra trunk line running past my gate but stuck on 6Mbit ADSL - Sigh. I know it’s part of semi rural living but being an IT enthusiast it is still frustrating.
There are of course 4G routers but as they have data caps they just aren’t that desirable.


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  #2470638 25-Apr-2020 07:38
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apocalypso:
GGJohnstone:

 

Silver lining:  That the development of alternate trunking wizardry for this last mile delivery of service could bury the extortion with the decrepit copper and the fiber along with it.     

 



Would be great if Chorus or Enable could do something like erect masts in Rural areas with Omnidirectional wifi transmitters that us Rural folk could then point some equipment at. I have Enable fibre within 1km and even a Telstra trunk line running past my gate but stuck on 6Mbit ADSL - Sigh. I know it’s part of semi rural living but being an IT enthusiast it is still frustrating.
There are of course 4G routers but as they have data caps they just aren’t that desirable.

 

they are not in the buisness of being a WISP though, other companies do that, so why not find a local one, gain some interest from your neighbors and then talk to the company and see if they can do something for you


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