So, I live in rural NZ. Golden Bay in fact. The RBI has paid for a fibre optic cable to be laid basically all the way along SH60 from Takaka to Collingwood. This cable passes right past the end of our road. A big, circular concrete thing was dug into the ground, presumably to accommodate a junction in the cable, or some such technical thing.
The nearest roadside cabinet, TAK/V, is about 1.3km away (see Google Map here). We will be able to get ADSL, but probably nothing more than that.
If local residents could raise the funds to pay for an additional roadside cabinet, does anyone have an idea of what costs would be involved? Maybe its totally unrealistic to even consider this, but it would be interesting to know what kind of ballpark figure this would involve.