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.
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.
Properties fall into three main categories:
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:
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:
Handy Links and Videos
We’ve included some handy links and videos from Local Fibre Carriers below:
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)
Installing Fibre in a mulit dwelling unit (MDU)
Installing Fibre in a right of way (ROW)
UFF Fibre Installation Overview - Installing UFF Fibre
UFF Fibre Consent Form - UFF Consent Form
Installing Ultra Fast Fibre Video
Enable Fibre Installation Overview - Installing Enable UFB
Enable Fibre Consent Overview - Enable Consent
Northpower Fibre Installation Overview - Installing Northpower UFB
Northpower Fibre Consent Overview - Northpower Consent
Installing Northpower Fibre Video