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01EG

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  #2578173 2-Oct-2020 15:54
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BlinkyBill:

 

As I understand it, and I’m going from memory, Fibre rollout will be complete by the end of 2022, after which you’ll need to pay to be connected; ie won’t be covered under the UFB initiative.

 

 

Thanks, good to know, few years left :)


nztim
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  #2578220 2-Oct-2020 17:31
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01EG:

BlinkyBill:


As I understand it, and I’m going from memory, Fibre rollout will be complete by the end of 2022, after which you’ll need to pay to be connected; ie won’t be covered under the UFB initiative.



Thanks, good to know, few years left :)



Don’t be so sure of that the 111 Contact Code and Copper withdrawal code are very close to been approved by the commerce commission those codes obligate chorus to provide free installs of fibre in areas where copper will be withdrawn

Once that time period comes and goes you will be up for paying to have fibre installed

TBH I would not hesitate and jump in now and get it installed while it is free

 
 
 
 


quickymart
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  #2578229 2-Oct-2020 18:01
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Saving a few dollars a months still wouldn't convince me to remain on cable, especially if fibre is available. But you could probably wait to the end of your contract and change over then.

 

Just remember it won't be a free install forever.


bfginger
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  #2578321 2-Oct-2020 20:43
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Ring up Chorus, they'll probably do an installation for free for you without involving an ISP seeing as they've been cold calling people offering installs. If you want an integrated wiring jack that might be an issue as I'm not sure which party usually pays for that.


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