The standard Fibre installation should suit most homes and businesses. Standard installations require a technician from your Fibre company to carry out work at your site. They'll make sure you understand what's required. They won't start any work unless you're happy with what's proposed.
A non-standard installation is for sites that are more than 200 metres from the Fibre access point. If your business is part of a block of shops or warehouses, or if any additional wiring is required as a result of a non-standard request inside the business, then installation could be non-standard.
Before any work starts, the local Fibre company will let you know whether your place needs a non-standard installation. They'll give you an estimate of the cost.
If you want to connect your Fibre landline service to your existing premise wiring and jackpoints, mention this when you order the service. This will allow you to continue to use any devices that are connected to the business jackpoints such as extra phones, monitored alarms, faxes, EFTPOS and set top boxes. The cost for this wiring is $49.
Ducting on your property
If your building was built after 1987 and has underground ducting, there's a good chance the ducting which carries your current phone line can also be used to carry a new Fibre connection.
If the building was built before 1987, it's more likely to need new ducting. This means the cable will be surface-mounted, or a trench will need to be dug to install the ducting. The trench may be dug by the local Fibre company, or they may ask for you to organise this yourself. This will be determined at the time of the install.
Installers will do their best to minimise the impact on any grass areas. If any hard surfaces are affected, they'll be resealed. Local Fibre Companies have said they'll also attempt to reinstate these areas to the previous standard but this isn't guaranteed, especially in cases of matching concrete patina or paving stones.