I've got a UFB order in the pipeline (waiting on consents) and I'm keen to get the ONT location prepared before the install happens.
Currently, I have VDSL with a Spark-supplied Technicolor modem, bridged ASUS router, and a wee D-Link security camera all placed on top of a 2-metre-tall bookcase, for a good, central wi-fi signal for my 2-storey house (works fantastically). The VDSL cable comes up through the floor behind the bookcase. The powerpoint they all plug into is at floor level right beside the bookcase. This powerpoint is on the critical load circuit for my SunGenie solar system (is powered by battery backup if the grid goes down) so is essentially a UPS. At the moment it's just one powerpoint, with a single-plug surge protector in it, then a powerboard with a long cord plugged into that, which sits on top of the bookcase with the modem, router, and security camera plugged into it. It's aesthetically good because all the cords are hidden behind the bookcase (which is far enough from the wall that nothing is squashed) and the powerboard is obscured from view by the modem and router sitting in front of it.
When the ONT is installed, it'll be on the wall beside the powerpoint, so close to floor level. It'll need one plughole. Then I'll need a second to plug in my powerboard which will now only be needed for the router and security camera on top of the bookcase (since no modem is required with an ONT). I've been debating two options. The first is to get the powerpoint replaced with a 2-socket surge protected outlet. I've had a quote for this - $212, which is a bit outside my budget right now. The second is to get a 2-outlet surge protector to plug into the powerpoint, and then plug the ONT and the powerboard into that. Is that safe? The surge guard has a maximum load of 2400W, so I don't think those three devices would exceed that. Is there a third option that I've not considered?