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#270128 24-Apr-2020 19:46
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Hey guys,

 

 

 

In a few week's time I'll be moving in with a relative who currently has a Spark ADSL service, but their street has had fibre available since 2015

 

Aside from the relatively large hurdle of convincing them to upgrade that existing connection to fibre, I was wondering if this kind of setup is possible with Chorus as the LFC:

 

 

 

1) Upgrade existing ADSL service to 100 Mbit UFB service via Spark, to get the initial fibre connection + ONT installed

 

2) Get my own secondary Gigabit service, NOT from Spark, on port 2 of the ONT

 

 

 

I've read over some of the primary/secondary service limitations here but I'm still not totally clear whether what I want is possible - namely having a 'secondary' service be a Gigabit one, and whether that secondary service can be from a different RSP: https://sp.chorus.co.nz/product-update/multiple-primary-offers-single-ont

 

Does anyone definitively know whether this possible?

 

 

 

Also wondered what the best procedure for timing the upgrade request + fibre install / second connection order would be too.

 

 

 

Cheers!


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  #2470535 24-Apr-2020 19:52
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If you want gigabit you'd have to be on port 1... the rest are limited to 100M

 

Not every RSP supports the other ports being utilised for their service so you'll have to ask them first


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  #2470539 24-Apr-2020 20:03
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Leave the copper intact and order fibre just for you?




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  #2470545 24-Apr-2020 20:32
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snnet:

 

If you want gigabit you'd have to be on port 1... the rest are limited to 100M

 

Not every RSP supports the other ports being utilised for their service so you'll have to ask them first

 

 

 

 

Guess that's my idea out the window then, damn

 

 

 

coffeebaron: Leave the copper intact and order fibre just for you?

 

I didn't actually realize this was an option if I'm honest - the last UFB install I was present for, the installers removed the copper before I could ask to keep it

 

Sounds like this might be the way to go if retaining the copper line is possible, thanks!

 

 


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  #2470564 24-Apr-2020 20:58
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ProxyChain:

 

I didn't actually realize this was an option if I'm honest - the last UFB install I was present for, the installers removed the copper before I could ask to keep it

 

Sounds like this might be the way to go if retaining the copper line is possible, thanks!

 

 

 

 

Oops, they should be asking before removing it (they have on ones I've been present for). Must have been an oversight - maybe make it clear if that's the way you're heading :) 


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  #2470594 24-Apr-2020 22:48
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snnet:

 

If you want gigabit you'd have to be on port 1... the rest are limited to 100M

 

Not every RSP supports the other ports being utilised for their service so you'll have to ask them first

 

 

Did you read the new procedure linked in the post? Multiple primaries are now available.


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  #2470596 24-Apr-2020 22:51
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DarkShadow:

 

snnet:

 

If you want gigabit you'd have to be on port 1... the rest are limited to 100M

 

Not every RSP supports the other ports being utilised for their service so you'll have to ask them first

 

 

Did you read the new procedure linked in the post? Multiple primaries are now available.

 

 

Obviously not :D


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  #2470597 24-Apr-2020 22:59
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why is it a hurdle to get them to upgrade to fibre? usually same cost, if not cheaper.

 

else, get a fibre connection separately, when i got fibre the copper line was left intact.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2470602 24-Apr-2020 23:20
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snnet:

 

If you want gigabit you'd have to be on port 1... the rest are limited to 100M

 

Not every RSP supports the other ports being utilised for their service so you'll have to ask them first

 

 

This is no longer correct on Chorus. You can have multiple primary services, including 2x gigabit if you really want, though they won't both get gigabit speeds.

 

https://sp.chorus.co.nz/product-update/multiple-primary-offers-single-ont

 

The issue will be finding a provider that isn't too stuck in process, to be able to get them to do this for you.





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