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#272629 6-Jul-2020 18:34
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I spotted these cables across a footpath and decided to have a closer look...

 

 

Upon closer inspection, I suspected it was UFB cables... Three of them...

 

 

Also the cables goes into a Telecom pit...

 

 

Where does the cables go, I wondered? Up the side of the road! Exposed to elements...

 

 

Walked a good 25m up the road to see where the mess terminated...

 

 

Upon seeing this helpful gadget I did wonder if this was actually a temp install. Note only two cables actually made its way this far...

 

 

I have no clue what this unterminated cable is for...

 

 

And to make this worse... I looked on Street View and it seems this arrangement has been in place since Dec 2019.

 

 

 

It was much tidier then, but it only takes weather events like Auckland has had over the last couple of days to stuff it up.

 

Surely this is well below Chorus standards? I did wonder if it was only supposed to be a quick fix type of thing to be followed up by a proper fix but the fact (as shown by Street View) it's been in place for for at least half a year suggests otherwise?

 

I have reported this to Chorus prior to posting this.


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  #2518159 6-Jul-2020 18:39
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Didn’t you know? the Footpath needs internets too!

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  #2518165 6-Jul-2020 18:55
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@Chorusnz you might be interested to see this... 


 
 
 
 


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  #2518218 6-Jul-2020 21:35
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Just needs some cable ties to hold them together as it crosses the footpath 🤣


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  #2518251 7-Jul-2020 00:11
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I wonder what the consequences are for the subcontractors who do this for Chorus? This may take the cake for dodgiest we have seen posted here :P





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  #2518259 7-Jul-2020 05:46
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Unbelievable, yet sadly expected.


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  #2518260 7-Jul-2020 06:06
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Please PM the address to my friends at @chorusnz.
They will get the right people investigating.


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  #2518265 7-Jul-2020 06:58
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Looking at the street view, this has gotta be a permanent installation.

Cheaper to replace fibre if you don't bury it at all.




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  #2518266 7-Jul-2020 07:22
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Even the guys doing illegal power connections in Soweto SA try to do neater jobs than that if they are going to be left in daylight.

Hmm, what to write...
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#2518276 7-Jul-2020 07:58
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cables across the footpath like that ...cut them to protect the public! you have a duty to keep your fellow New Zealanders safe..... 





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  #2518277 7-Jul-2020 07:59
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mdooher:

cables across the footpath like that ...cut them to protect the public! you have a duty to keep your fellow New Zealanders safe..... 


But its the spade proof microduct!




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  #2518283 7-Jul-2020 08:09
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hio77:
mdooher:

 

cables across the footpath like that ...cut them to protect the public! you have a duty to keep your fellow New Zealanders safe..... 

 


But its the spade proof microduct!

 

hey if you ever need to cut some I'll ask my neighbour if you can borrow his line trimmer??? cut his own about three times now


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  #2518287 7-Jul-2020 08:36
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Hey @KiwiSurfer, thanks for the heads up, this is quite a shock to see! My Geoguessr skills seem to be failing me, could you please let us know the location so we can organise a technician to attend?

 

 

 

I'll also request our field team to investigate why a permanent fix hasn't been completed after all this time. ^Matt




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  #2518288 7-Jul-2020 08:39
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@Chorusnz, have just sent you the address. Thanks!


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  #2518331 7-Jul-2020 09:48
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Mangere town center ?

 

Looks like community fiber, its being made available for all ;)

 

 





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  #2518339 7-Jul-2020 09:58
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I'm sure this can all be blamed on COVID19




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