Moving the fibre connection between a school and the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) Network

If you're building, rebuilding, or modifying a building, or doing works on a school property, you need to find out if the fibre run is going to be affected before you start.

Moving or re-running cables

The fibre cable is fragile and must only be moved or re-run by a fibre company authorised by the network fibre provider (in most cases, Chorus).

Moving cables can take several months, depending on the size and complexity of the changes required.

Step 1: Plan

Plan the time and cost for moving this cable as part of the project.

The work needs to be scoped, quoted, and agreed before it can be carried out.

Step 2: Contact Network 4 Learning (N4L)

Contact Network 4 Learning (N4L) with all the information you have, including drawings of the changes.

Head of Customer Support, Paul Bertram
The Network for Learning Ltd

Phone: 09 972 2905

Email: Paul.Bertram@n4l.co.nz

You'll be directed to do one of these 3 things:

  1. Organise a quote from the fibre company that owns the cables (usually Chorus), which you for approve before the work begins.
  2. Talk to Chorus Network Relocate (for fibre work for existing schools that are building new buildings or refurbishing current buildings).
  3. Talk to Chorus TSG - The Subdivision Group (for fibre work for new schools).

Who to contact with questions

Movement process

To discuss the movement process, contact:

Head of Customer Support, Paul Bertram
The Network for Learning Ltd

Phone: 09 972 2905

Email: Paul.Bertram@n4l.co.nz

Senior Technical Adviser, Kimbal McHugo
Ministry of Education

Phone: 04 463 8575

Email: Kimbal.McHugo@education.govt.nz

Access to plans showing the fibre pathway

For access to plans showing the fibre pathway at each school, contact:

Senior Technical Adviser, Kimbal McHugo
Ministry of Education

Phone: 04 463 8575

Email: Kimbal.McHugo@education.govt.nz

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