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  Reply # 471957 21-May-2011 17:35
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Given that the deal hasn't been signed for the rest of the zones I can't because nobody outside the parties involved is privy to that information. But it would be a safe bet, CFH doesn't want to see this flop and at $500+ for a install it would

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  Reply # 472061 22-May-2011 04:21
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Beccara: Jesus christ that's wrong wrong wrong.

The LFC runs the connection to the house, Upto 30 or 50m's away from the pole. They also run it into the house where the home owner wants it and mount it along with the ONT. There is no charge to the end user and no charge to the RSP.

Get you're facts straight before mouthing off with FUD, I work for an ISP on an active UFB funded network, We have never and our clients have never been charged for the install from the pole/duct.

No charges to clients for installs from anyone, It's built into the UFB cost

I would say they must have other limitations on where they will run cables to, based on not causing problems with power or drainage pipes, so "anywhere" might be more limited than just 30m-50m. That does sound like an attractive way to convince CFH to sign off a contract quickly, which obviously hasn't happened for most of the country.

It is also an option that LFC's implement at their own cost, and yes its a critical issue affecting subscriber take-up rates so perhaps thats why CFH negotiations are taking so long? I doubt they can demand LFCs to pay for fibre right to the door without putting out another RFP; it must be tacked onto the negotiation process in each region because it certainly makes or breaks the business case.

But the original question about VDSL? Thats been done by Chorus/Telecom and is built into the newest ADSL2+ cards, but not related to the FTTP rollout. The commonly used technology doesn't guarantee 100M speeds but that headline rate is often advertised. Its more of a burst speed than a minimum speed, since thousands will eventually be aggregated onto each 10G backhaul link. The bottleneck is somewhere on the backhaul rather than the actual line to your place. Still if the normal minimum isn't enough then you can pay for a bigger slice of the bandwidth. There was a sample pricesheet showing several service options, meaning they will share more of the bandwidth to premium users.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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