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Topic # 148553 23-Jun-2014 11:44
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Does slingshot now offer fibre to those of us who are renting? When they first started offering it they said they didn't. Wondering if this has changed 6 months down the line?




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  Reply # 1072511 23-Jun-2014 11:54
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I wouldn't see why renting or owning your home would make any difference to any ISP.

Clearly however you're going the need the permission of the property owner, this is a stumbling block for some people.



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  Reply # 1072513 23-Jun-2014 11:56
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This is what I thought, but when I rung up at the end of last year (the day it went live) the guy specifically said they weren't yet offering the service to people renting (even after I told him the landlords were happy to let it happen).




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  Reply # 1072514 23-Jun-2014 11:57
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If they don't want your business then the best option is to move ISPs



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  Reply # 1072518 23-Jun-2014 12:01
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sbiddle: I wouldn't see why renting or owning your home would make any difference to any ISP.

Clearly however you're going the need the permission of the property owner, this is a stumbling block for some people.


There are a bunch of good reasons to tell a landlord though, mostly that it's free now, later on may cost thousands. The contractors will return the property to the state it was before the work began.   It will be a positive for future tenants as it means they can get great internet.

I don't think Slingshot requires you to be at the same residence for the term of the contract, they just require you to be a customer.

They supposedly weren't eager on installing it to my apartment as it's an MDU...but they're getting there...I think having to get extra permissions adds a lot of man hours to Slingshots connection team.

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  Reply # 1072533 23-Jun-2014 12:25
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Hi - we will be more than happy to hook you up!
Just make sure your landlord is happy too (otherwise you could have bond issues).
Cheers.






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  Reply # 1072735 23-Jun-2014 16:16
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Yay that's good news. Might have to give the landlords another call and get the OK again but at least I know now.




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