Browsing the Broadband map I see that there is fibre running directly outside my house on my side of the road ( I can remember them installing it :) ) but I am still on copper lines on ADSL1? is there anyway of getting onto the fibre?
At a guess I would say that the fibre is only used to connect telephone exchanges together, or the soon to be installed roadside cabinets if its an urban area.
If it is for roadside cabinets, you will be connected in the form of ADSL2+ or VDSL2 when the cabinet is installed. It will then run over the fibre.
If you can tell us what city / street you are in, someone here may know if you are in coverage of a local fibre provider that can run a link to your house. These are usually smaller networks - not telecom or telstra. Such egsamples are Citylink in Wellington or inspire net in palmerston north.
boby55: Kent Terrace, Taradale, Napier Near Church Road Corner :)
I am in Napier too and sorry we dont have anything local. I have seen some FX Networks cars driving around recently but they tend to lay fibre in the CBD's. I suspect they may be doing some local surveying The fibre in your street will be for the telecom roadside cabinets.
Napier Central exchange has been upgraded to ADSL2+ but I dont think Taradale will be upgraded at all untill the cabinets are installed. You should be able to get Caller ID when the roadside cabinets are put in - if i remember right taradale doesnt have caller id yet either.
It looks like the fibre you see on the corner of church and kent, as well as the line going up kent terrace end where the cabinets will be.
Sorry I was wrong - you are due for ADSL2+ in June 2009 You are about 1.5km from the exchange so I would guess your downstream sync speed should be about 20mbit.
edit: I see you already checked the exchange upgrade. bad news - its not saying anything about roadside cabinet upgrades. Closest cabinets I can find to be installed is mission road and osier road. You are probably too close to the exchange to warrant putting in a cabinet - but the fibre still shows something must be going on.