Fibre - What to expect
Installing UFB Fibre broadband is a very straightforward process, but there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that you won't see.
To get UFB Fibre to your property there are two things that need to happen. First, a fibre cable needs to be installed by the local fibre company (Chorus, Enable, WNL or Northpower). Once their work is done, the fibre needs to be connected to the Ionica network.
Below is a quick overview of what you can expect after you place your fibre order with Ionica.
The ABC's of installing UFB Fibre
These three steps are what to expect once you have placed your UFB order with Ionica.
Obtain agreement of any property owner, body corporate, or stakeholders in shared land or accessway.
Expect 2-6 weeks
Local fibre company builds the fibre network from the street to your property. Dig trench for cable ducts, penetrate cable to building.
Expect 2-6 weeks
Connect new fibre network to Ionica. Install the pre-supplied Ionica router and test the service and signoff delivery.
Expect 1 working day
Probably the largest challenge is obtaining consents of any property owner that is affected by the installation work. Whilst almost all of the consent work is done for you by the fibre company, it could take some time. If your property is adjacent to the road where the fibre runs, or fibre has already been installed to your building, then these third party consents are not normally required.
If you're in Auckland you may want to consider our lower cost Wireless Broadband products that deliver the same levels of service as UFB Fibre but has none of the above constraints.
Some videos on the process
Chorus have produced a series of short videos that explain the process in more detail.