Michael J. Carmody michael at opusv.com.au
Wed May 1 18:32:13 EST 2019

I had a longish build and pit remediate, and got a quote for ~$10,000 (FTTN -> FTTP)

As my FTTN was truly dire in stability* I bit the bullet and did it.

Still mostly don’t regret it.

For FTTC I believe it wouldn't have taken much of my build price as they do not splice into the FTTC feed fibre but run a parallel run for TMP builds. The only thing I'm salty about is that if my neighbours TMP they get a MUCH reduced build price...


* Got perfect 100/40 sync speeds, just 2-3 drop outs a night with the inexorable 5 minute resync times, dropping to 50/20 didn't fix, was running a Cisco 887VAM with amazing details of monitoring, and 3 truck rolls and ABB's vigorous efforts couldn't get it stable. Was not surprised by ADSL was also truly dire (3.5/0.5, dozens of drop outs a day). I just concluded copper was probably horrifically compromised and gave up flogging that horse.

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Subject: Re: [AusNOG] FTTC

On Wed, 1 May 2019, Beeson, Ayden wrote:

> That is spot on, but I haven’t seen a single quote come back that was in the price range you would actually consider going ahead with.
> Admittedly that was for FTTN -> FTTP upgrades, but still I always got the feeling those “choices” were priced to make it unaffordable to regular consumers on purpose, meaning that quote price is effectively sunk money.
> I’ll be very interested to see what the FTTC -> FTTP quotes come back at, it’s a lot less fibre length to run but still requires a lot of the same types of work in the end so I’m not expecting much.

$5100 https://whrl.pl/Rfme7I which is ridiculous although these posts from
2016 https://whrl.pl/ReLT5w and https://whrl.pl/ReLVZj claim why it's expected.

Really if you want fibre you may as well take advantage of the free builds on nbn enterprise ethernet at the moment than do a tech change.

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