Jaxson: Not that this is specifically PN related, but I went through something similar just recently for my parents in Wanganui. Fibre appears to be being installed in their street as we speak, (or is this just an empty conduit etc?):
Now despite these guys not being available in our areas, (Wanganui/Palmerston North), am I reading this right that cost wise the:
Fibre plan is directly comparable to the ADSL option?
And VDSL is a $25 a month premium over ADSL?
(As an intermediate step, I'm disappointed at how much more VDSL is. I'm sure there is a reason, but it's disappointing all the same.).
I guess you could technically have both services if for any reason you desperately wanted an older analogue line as well. Just I expect the calling plans a lot of people have with telecom for instance couldn't be used if you're running fibre? So I hope the voice plans as VOIP bundled with the internet provider are still realistically priced. I use a cellphone or skype for all calls but some people, parents, do still use the actual land line phone.
Yes it's just empty conduit until you request an installation.