Hi Im in urgent need of some opinions or insights. I've moved into a fibre-ready apartment…i.e.. there is already a OpenNet termination point attached to the wall…so no cabling works or hacking is required. All that's needed is "patching the connection"….akin to throwing the switch on, in order to let the signal flow through. This is done by accessing a room known as the MDF (master frame distribution)….a master control room of sorts.
The MDF room that serves my apartment is housed in a condo
across from me, and the Opennet folks need access to that room.
But the condo manager has flatly refused to allow them access…unless it is for residents of their condo, no one else's needs will be entertained.
Not only does this smack of poor neighbourly etiquette and needlessly malicious behaviour, I'm not even sure it's legal. OpenNet is in charge of laying the fibre infrastructure of Singapore, a goal that has been set by the government itself, so to my mind, obstructing their work is tantamount to obstructing the government's mandate.
Anyone experienced this sort of thing and is there any solution. I've lodged a report with IDA but they seem content to watch from the sidelines. OpenNet seems paralysed and as for my ISP…it's not their fault but they don't seem concerned that they are losing a customer who is willing to sign a 2 year contract.
Your thoughts and advice are welcome.
PS. Im not willing to settle for cable broadband especially when there are others in my apartment block who have a fibre connection routed through the other condo. Plus the person living in the apartment before me had a fibre connection too but terminated their feed when they left.