How Does Fibre work & what do I do

What is involved in cable installation?

Velocity’s green telecommunications pipe is laid to the boundary of your property early on,when all  main services were installed. The lead in fibre cable, from the Boundary to your home can be in a shared trench with the other services including Electricity Gas & Water and can be laid by the builder or electrician.

Things to remember:

  • The lead-in cable should be installed in a lead-in pipe – however in some instances where,  the distance of the house from the road is substantial, some of the lead-in may be direct buried. However without a duct/pipe the risk of damage is elevated, we do RECOMMEND using a duct.
  • Each residence must have an individual lead-in from the network access point to the Home.
  • An ETP if used must be a minimum of 300mm above the finished ground level but no more than 1500mm above ground.
  • Access to and terminating at a network terminal is Velocitys’ responsibility.
  • Telecommunications cables must leave buildings through their own conduit and this must not be shared with power cables.
  • A lead-in cable can share a trench with other services, but requirements for clearances must be met as shown below.

Plan view of a lead-in installation (urban)

  • Individual lead-in pipes to each living unit e.g. flat, house etc.
  • Lead-in pipes are to be kept as straight as practicable.
  • The ETP if used is the connection point for internal to external wiring.

If you’re unsure about a type of power cable, contact your power or gas company or sewer and water pipes, contact your council.

  • Power: See the table below
  • Gas pipelines: (Pressures 420 – 2000 Kpa)
    • Crossings: 300mm minimum
    • Parallel: 450mm minimum
  • Sewer, Stormwater, Water etc: 150mm minimum
Power cable voltage Power cable type With mechanical protection installed Minimum seperation
Low voltage – exceeding 50V AC or 120V ripple free DC, but not exceeding 1000V AC or 1500V DC Neutural screened or armoured No 150mm crossing 300mm parallel
Yes 50mm
Other than neutral screen or armoured No 450mm
Yes 50mm crossing 450mm parallel
High voltage – any voltage exceeding 1000V AC or 15000V DC Single or multicore No 450mm
Yes 150mm crossing 450mm parallel (2.4km max parallel length)

What do we do during our building process?


  • Keep in touch with us
  • Phone 03-218-4489
  • email
  • If you’re in Invercargill at any time pop in for a chat  18 Bond Street  Turn at McDonalds restaurant, Victoria Avenue.


What will it cost

The Developer pays for the work to your Boundary

You are responsible for the lead in duct and connection to your home, we will supply the green pipe if you wish and invoice you for that.  As earlier the electrician is able to install this for you during the Mains Power cable installation.

Our Internet plans are available either in contract for 24 or 12 Months or No contract period.

Give us a call or check the website, because this is a private subdivision we can provide customised data plans if you have a specific need

The Great News is you are in a private subdivision. The Fibre that you are using is dedicated to your home, it is not a GPon service, as is generally delivered.  As such we can provide you with a fully customised Data plan if you wish. In our subdivisions we are very price competitive. Wherever possible Velocitynet desires to engage with the residents to support the community by either sponsoring community needs or by providing a client rebate.

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