I know that Chorus do not currently install into any location with a Shared Driveway (even though the website says they do) and consequently none of the UFB ISPs will offer this. I've read some of the posts here on the same topic with interest , considering there are a number of built up areas in cities where shared driveways are common
It appears its not a works issue but a process issue for deriving consent from the other owners.
I'd like to update this post as/when questions are answered, as I think this will be important as more people find out the street is fibre enabled, but they can't have it, the advertising from ISPs gloss over this fact (obviously, because its advertising, thats the point.)
1. What if there are already individual conduits going into the other properties? Does Chorus need to trench?
2. What if people source their own consent from the other property owners?
3. What if BOTH property owners want to have fibre installed?
From reading it appears that the process issue will not be resolved this year (2012).
WE’RE SORRY OUR SUPPLIERS CAN’T CURRENTLY INSTALL FIBRE DOWN SHARED DRIVEWAYS
From Snap:Q: My house shares a driveway with some other houses. Am I able to get UFB?
A: Yes you will in the future but at this time the process for connecting houses with shared driveways and Multiple Dwelling Units has not been defined so it may take longer than normal. We will still be happy to investigate the possibilities in your case as not every situation is the same.