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Getting Ultra-Fast Broadband UFB Installed
Posted by Jamie Baldock on 27 February 2017 04:09 PM

Below is a general overview of what’s involved when getting Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) installed at your property. We’ve also included some Local Fibre Carrier specific links and videos far below to show just how easy it is to get UFB installed.

Local Fibre Carriers (aka LFC’s)

New Zealand currently has four Local Fibre Carriers (fibre network providers)

Getting UFB Installed

Now is a good time to get UFB installed to your home!

In November 2012, the government announced a deal with UFB partners Chorus, Enable and Northpower to provide free “standard” residential connections for distances up to 200 metres per house from the road, with enough funding to last until the end of 2016. UFB partner Ultra-Fast Fibre, which operates in the central North Island, is providing free residential “standard” connections until 2019.

The government intention is to continue to work towards residential connections being free with the other UFB partners until the end of 2019, when the network build finishes.

Standard Installations

The standard fibre install includes delivering the fibre from the street to your home (up to 200 metres), installing the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) and the connecting of your router (if present at the time of installation).

If your fibre connection is deemed non-standard, full details of any additional work required to connect your home will be discussed with you during the scoping phase. You can choose whether to proceed and pay these additional costs. If you do not accept these additional costs you may cancel your order at that point.

Property Types

Properties fall into three main categories:

  • SDU – Single Dwelling Unit (refers to a property with a single dwelling on it)
  • ROW – Right of Way/Shared Driveway/Cross-lease
  • MDU – Multi-Dwelling Unit/multitenant/Apartment buildings

Single Dwelling Unit (SDU) Installations

Single Dwelling properties don’t share ownership of the property therefore don’t usually require consent from other parties. Supplying to a single dwelling on the property means that the build work is much less complex than that required for ROW or MDU properties.

Basic overview of what’s involved for an SDU installation:

  1. The Local Fibre Carrier (LFC) makes contact to arrange an appointment with you for a scoping visit. This involves a site visit prior to your installation to discuss options for deploying the Fibre network to your property and gaining agreement from you on your preferred delivery method.
  2. Once the design is agreed, the build team will be scheduled to commence network build work required to deliver the fibre from the street to your premises.
  3. Following completion of the network build, an Installer will then be scheduled to attend and complete the final installation work inside your premise, preparing internal wiring for UFB, installing the ONT, and checking everything is up and running.

An ETP (external termination point) and an ONT (optical network terminal).

 

Right of Way (ROW) & Multi Dwelling Units (MDU) Installations

 

Multi-tenanted/Apartment buildings (MDU’s), Right of way/shared driveways or cross lease homes involve the additional step of obtaining neighbour Consent, and often have more complex network build requirements.

Basic overview of what’s involved for an ROW/MDU installation:

  1. Once consent has been obtained the Local Fibre Carrier (LFC) makes contact to arrange an appointment with you for a scoping visit. This involves a site visit prior to your installation to discuss options for deploying the Fibre network to your property and gaining agreement from you on your preferred delivery method.
  2. Once the design is agreed, the build team will be scheduled to commence network build work required to deliver the fibre from the street to your premises.
  3. Following completion of the network build, an Installer will then be scheduled to attend and complete the final installation work inside your premise, preparing internal wiring for UFB, installing the ONT, and checking everything is up and running.

 

Handy Links and Videos

We’ve included some handy links and videos from Local Fibre Carriers below:

Installing Chorus Fibre

Chorus Fibre Installation Overview - Installing Chorus Fibre

Chorus Online Consent Form - Chorus Online Consent Form

Installing Chorus Fibre Video's

Installing fibre into a single dwelling unit (SDU)

Getting Consent:

  • If you live in a mulit dwelling unit (MDU)

  • If you live in a right of way (ROW)

Installing Fibre in a mulit dwelling unit (MDU)

Installing Fibre in a right of way (ROW)

 

Installing Ultra-Fast Fibre

http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/

UFF Fibre Installation Overview - Installing UFF Fibre

UFF Fibre Consent Form - UFF Consent Form

Installing Ultra Fast Fibre Video

 

Installing Enable Fibre

http://www.enable.net.nz/about-enable/

Enable Fibre Installation Overview - Installing Enable UFB

Enable Fibre Consent Overview - Enable Consent

 

 

Installing Northpower Fibre

http://www.northpowerfibre.co.nz/

Northpower Fibre Installation Overview - Installing Northpower UFB

Northpower Fibre Consent Overview - Northpower Consent

 Installing Northpower Fibre Video