What is involved in cable installation?

Velocitynet’s green telecommunications pipe is laid to the boundary of your property early on when all main services are 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-ins may be direct buried. But, without a duct/pipe, the risk of damage is elevated. Thus, 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.
  • Access to and terminating at a network terminal is Velocitynet’s 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 is practical.
  • The ETP, if used, is the connection point for the internal to external wiring.


If you’re unsure about a type of power cable, contact your power or gas company. For 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 VoltagePower Cable TypeWith Mechanical Protection InstalledMinimum Seperation
Low voltage – exceeding 50V AC or 120V ripple free DC, but not exceeding 1000V AC or 1500V DCNeutural screened or armouredNo150mm crossing 300mm parallel
Other than neutral screen or armouredNo450mm
Yes50mm crossing 450mm parallel
High voltage – any voltage exceeding 1000V AC or 15000V DCSingle or MulticoreNo450mm
Yes150mm 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 support@velocitynet.co.nz
  • If you are in Invercargill, at any time, pop in for a chat at 18 Bond Street Turn at McDonald’s 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.  The electrician is able to install this for you during the Mains Power cable installation.

Our Internet plans are available either in a 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 if 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.