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Topic # 70054 17-Oct-2010 21:48
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Does anyone know if you are in an area that doesn't have enough ports in the cabinet that if you change ISP's do they disconnect your internet and make you goto the back of the list.

Currently I have ADSL but want to swap to Orcon, I just don't want too loose my net as I only got it after a 6 months wait.

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  Reply # 392962 17-Oct-2010 22:01
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they shouldn't put you on the queue, but I believe it has been known to happen.

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  Reply # 392972 17-Oct-2010 22:43
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If your going from one wholesale provider to another you will not lose your port at the exchange. However if you are currently in a queue (not connected) and signup to another provider you will go to the back of the queue

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 393120 18-Oct-2010 12:18
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Thanks for the replys, yes I have ADSL now, so will swap providers and hopefully have no issues.

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  Reply # 393412 19-Oct-2010 01:53
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Signup with the new provider before cancelling with the old provider, about 10-12 days before the end of you current billing cycle is usually a good idea.

Remember to ring up the old provider and close your account fully after successfully moved to new provider.

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  Reply # 393744 19-Oct-2010 19:31
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i have had the Problem before i moved
I used to like near a Cabinet which had all the ports fill
it took me a 2weeks wait tho. to get my internet back online.

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  Reply # 393770 19-Oct-2010 20:20
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seems to be a case if you find out you can't get broadband due to ports, go to the media.
here is one example I saw this morning:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10681539

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  Reply # 393918 20-Oct-2010 11:25
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Occasionally something goes wrong and the port is disconnected by mistake, which would result in someone else getting it automatically before you can get reconnected. However there may be new equipment already scheduled to go in that would get more ports installed, or maybe not...




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  Reply # 393921 20-Oct-2010 11:28
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DjShadow: seems to be a case if you find out you can't get broadband due to ports, go to the media.
here is one example I saw this morning:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10681539


Hmm, so Telecom owns all the internet ports, I see..
 

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  Reply # 393933 20-Oct-2010 12:16
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kyhwana2:
DjShadow: seems to be a case if you find out you can't get broadband due to ports, go to the media.
here is one example I saw this morning:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10681539


Hmm, so Telecom owns all the internet ports, I see..
 


Which is, of course, not actually true.

If a company like Orcon or Vodafone have their own equipment in your exchange then they will not be using the Telecom ports.

You may, of course, still have to wait for a phone line :)

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  Reply # 394008 20-Oct-2010 14:59
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DjShadow: seems to be a case if you find out you can't get broadband due to ports, go to the media.
here is one example I saw this morning:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10681539


It costs about 50K to install an extra new DSLAM/ISAM, so obviously they are not going to install them willy nilly in exchanges when there are only a couple of people waiting for ports.

This is especially true when the chance of lines becoming free due to people moving or changing to wireless/mobile broadband is fairly high and if the area is going to have cabinets installed soon.

 

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  Reply # 394075 20-Oct-2010 17:42
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To add a new dslam with 48 ports its closer to $10k if they already have existing equipment present in the cabinet or the exchange. Most of the cost they tell you is auctually installing the cabinet, running the fibre and other digging and stuff.
To add more ports, its just a matter of installing a dslam daisy chained to the fibre backhaul.




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  Reply # 394262 21-Oct-2010 09:13
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raytaylor: To add a new dslam with 48 ports its closer to $10k if they already have existing equipment present in the cabinet or the exchange. Most of the cost they tell you is auctually installing the cabinet, running the fibre and other digging and stuff.
To add more ports, its just a matter of installing a dslam daisy chained to the fibre backhaul.

If there is
- spare power capacity
- rack space
- spare air conditioning capacity

etc in the exchange.

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  Reply # 394265 21-Oct-2010 09:18
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raytaylor: To add a new dslam with 48 ports its closer to $10k if they already have existing equipment present in the cabinet or the exchange. Most of the cost they tell you is auctually installing the cabinet, running the fibre and other digging and stuff.
To add more ports, its just a matter of installing a dslam daisy chained to the fibre backhaul.


Are you thinking of $10k just for the 48 port card?

In reality if there was a free slot in an existing DSLAM (7302's?) they would just drop a new card in, the issue is when you have to install a whole new chassis and associated power and cabling (assuming you have free rack space as well).

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