Telecom's First Media network was rolled out in some Wgtn suburbs including Northland, Mt Victoria, Wadestown and Thorndon. It was also rolled out in Whitby, Lower Hutt CBD and Silverstream. The HFC network in Whitby and the Hutt CBD was all underground and is unused. The HFC network in the Wgtn suburbs and Silverstream was pulled down after protests from the residents associations who disagree with the overhead cables. It's a shame that somebody who considers himself an expert on the matter can't even get basic facts correct.
UPDATE: I've got a picture below of a TCL cabinet (left) and Telecom cabinet used for their First Media network which are still in a lot of places around Lower Hutt and Whitby
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Comment by mclayma, on 18-Mar-2007 20:39
Colin May be wanting to join the Herald and I guess from tonights performance the offer is not to far away. Ha ha
Comment by Tamar, on 19-Mar-2007 00:16
ha - yes this may be the case lol
Comment by juha, on 19-Mar-2007 08:25
Apparently that is a Telecom cabinet. Anyone there on the ground who can say for sure to which telco it belongs?
Comment by juha, on 19-Mar-2007 12:25
Missed the programme, and the clip on TVNZ's site doesn't show Colin flippin' the cabinet lid.
Anyway, I asked TCL and they say it's a Telecom cabinet.
Comment by Jama, on 19-Mar-2007 17:01
Quite disgusting really.. Willful damage of private property. A criminal offence!
Comment by Zach, on 19-Mar-2007 17:20
So that's what those are...
Comment by bradstewart, on 19-Mar-2007 17:22
The clip has been posted here for you to take a close look at
Comment by bradstewart, on 19-Mar-2007 17:24
Comment by Aloha, on 19-Mar-2007 23:21
So it's a Telecom or TCl then?
Comment by juha, on 23-Mar-2007 11:29
Confirmed it was a TCL cabinet...
Comment by CrispinMullins, on 26-Mar-2007 09:46
It may be embarrassing, but it doesn't affect the message...
Comment by stu161204, on 26-Mar-2007 15:28
Those small round green things (Telecom's First Media network) are also around South / East Auckland as well.