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Fibre installation at your business

Fibre installation at your business

Northpower Fibre’s UFB network is built by attaching fibre to our existing poles (overhead) and in ducting (underground). Our fibre network is designed for open access – that means we welcome anyone and everyone to use it. An open access network will allow services from multiple retail players, driving competition and innovation because that will benefit our economy and save consumers money.

Preparing for an overhead fibre installation

For overhead connections, the installer will arrive at your property and discuss with you what will be the best location to have your equipment installed (including the ONT).

The fibre will then be installed from the power pole to your property and then to the nominated location on your premise.

Preparing for an underground fibre installation

For underground connections, a “scoping” visit will be the first step in a three step process. During this visit the “Scoper” will decide the best route for the fibre to follow underground and will also discuss with you where you would like the interior equipment installed. The best internal route for the fibre will then be planned.

The second appointment will be for the underground civil works to be completed. The crew will install ducting from the roadside to your property. You do not have to be present for this work to be done.

Updating your wiring and hardware

You may need to undertake some rewiring and purchase new hardware to complete your ultra fast broadband installation. There may be changes involved to the premise wiring depending on which services you decide to purchase. If you’re renting or leasing a commercial building, we recommend discussing this with your landlord.

The cabling work required will be similar to the wiring required – as an example – getting Sky TV installed (e.g. Category 5 or 6 Ethernet cabling). However, it’s possible to use existing wiring for phone services and there are also wireless options to consider. Sometimes the home or business owner will be responsible for this cost, and sometimes it is covered by the service provider, as happens in many cases today.

Planning to build or develop?

If you’re planning to build a new business premises, the best time to get fibre wiring installed is alongside the electrical wiring process. Find out more about what’s involved and how to organise a pre-wire at your site.

If your plans are bigger and involve installing large scale fibre to a property development or subdivision, we can work with you to design and construct a network to bring the power of Northpower fibre directly to your site.