Was on Orcon ADSL, called for UFB plan last Thursday, Chorus onsite visit on Mon, installed ETP on Tue, and ONT today.
For ETP, the fibre was pulled through the pipe of the phone lines, no digging. ONT sits inside the garage wall, on the back of the ETP.
Have 6 or 7 jack points (CAT5) on 2 lvls, and that took a little time to figure out the wiring. Modem stays upstairs, a small RJ45 jacket was installed besides the phone jacket. Was told could also use the one downstairs in kitchen - but I suppose I had to get the jacket done myself.
Reusing the Genius modem (firmware upgraded on Mon), 30/10 plan, tested 28.1/9.66 right after installation, ping 14. Compare to the day before on ADSL 12.61/0.80 ping 28 (both on wifi).
More smooth than I'd thought. And no worries like so many did with VDSL. I'm happy I waited a few months for UFB instead of getting VDSL.
So thanks Orcon and Chorus, for a speedy and painless upgrade. Same price as before, more than twice the dl speed, 10 times the upload. Very happy - also kudos changing your ads ;)
Originally wanted the 100/50 plan, but figured the 30/10 plan should be enough for us.
If only I can get a CAT6 cable between upstairs and downstairs behind the TV. The house was about 10 years old wasn't wired everywhere.
One question though, if anyone from Orcon is looking - my previous Genius broadband will automatically terminate is it? I thought that'd be the norm, but don't recall I specifically asked about it.