[chbot] Recommendations for fibre in CHCH

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 04:34:22 GMT 2021

As Traverse says, the cabinets in the streets are passive. They do not need
power. Those cabinets were a weak point with copper because they needed
power and had to have 24 hour batteries (which would die in any proper

The last point that needs power is normally a building.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 4:03 PM Eliot Blennerhassett <ewblen at e.email> wrote:

> On 5/03/21 3:55 pm, Spencer Travers wrote:
> > Talking about Christchurch, the ONT is owned by Enable and is part of
> their network. Enable is not a retail ISP.
> >
> > An ISP typically supplies a Wi-Fi router that connects to the ONT via
> ethernet. Confusingly, this is often still called a "modem" by many ISPs
> (to be fair, many of these do also contain ADSL/VDSL modems). If your ISP
> provides a VoIP service, this normally plugs into the ATA built into the
> ISP router. In some less common cases the phone plugs into the ONT.
> AFAICS (at my mother's), Spark's ONT also provides the ATA (i.e.
> telephone), and connects to the wifi router to provide internet access.
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