tardtasticx:gehenna: I would have thought getting it from the street to your door would be your own cost? i.e. if you want it under the driveway you need to dig up your driveway. Can't see Chorus or the ISP paying for this.
Pretty sure they have to cover cost of install up to so many meters, and this changes depending on installer (ie Chorus) and how fibre arrives (street or power pole).
I think the above install looks horrible due to the bright white conduit. But would probably think it'll last longer. Less impact from dirt, less moisture around it since it'll only get wet when directly rained on unlike if it was buried etc. But probably more susceptible to damage, like car hitting it maybe, damage when gardening or whatever. I think it'll be fine though. They wouldn't install something if its not acceptable practice.
Who would be responsible for fixing it if the conduit is damaged?