Screeb:sbiddle:Screeb: So I'm not sure what point you're trying to make, or where your justification is that it would cost $1-2k to get FTTH installed in your house when the nationwide network is ready.
A subsidy simply hides the true cost. It doesn't change the fact that a true cost significantly greater than the cost a customer pays is incurred during the installation. Somebody has to pay that cost, it doesn't magically disappear. I have NEVER said a customer will have to pay that full cost of installation, I'm merely pointing out the very realistic cost of providing hardware and installation. I'm not sure what part of that you find so difficult to grasp.
I'm not failing to grasp anything. You're backpedalling. The poster who started this thread asked what the FTTH prices (what the customer would pay) are likely to be, and you said "Expect an average install to be in the $1000 - $2000", thus heavily implying that's what you can expect to pay. The actual cost incurred is irrelevant to this thread entirely. You are at minimum guilty of being incredibly unclear in what you mean, resulting in a very misleading claim. I can only hope that you aren't being intentionally misleading.
Secondly, the actual cost is not unique to this particular FTTH initiative. Other FTTH initiatives have managed to survive. Getting worked up about actual installation costs in this case is entirely pointless and once again, irrelevant (and misleading) to the question.
Before you accuse people of backpedalling or being intentionally misleading, maybe you should quote them fully and in context?
sbiddle: Wholesale pricing and install costs are two totally different things.
Expect an average install to be in the $1000 - $2000 cost depending on exactly what's required. Who's going to pay that? It's a question that remains unanswered.
It's ironic that Vector won't actually answer any of the "tough" questions like this. They're happy to talk up their capability to offer a service but not talk about the finer details.
Sorry but the point raised by sbiddle is valid, a cost is incurred to trench the fibre from the roadside termination point to the premise, who ends up paying that cost is another matter entirely, it may well be subsidised by either CFH or another Government grant scheme, or Retailers may offer to pay a portion of it.
It's misleading to try and compare it to the existing Xnet situation where I believe the fibre is already terminated at the premise, and the install cost revolves around CPE.