My street is not due for fibre for some time yet, but I "enjoy" reading these threads in the hope that I will learn something to ease my install when it's available. I might be wrong, but I get an overwhelming impression that techs are opting for the quickest (and cheapest?) solutions they can find, even if that means leaving homeowners living with ugly cabling choices marring their property or suboptimal equipment location potentially degrading wifi performance. What I can't figure out is whether this is laziness on the installers' part or a directive from higher up to save time and money due to the sheer volume of work.
It's human nature to find short cuts and the quickest/easiest ways to do things. Since Chorus deem that along-the-nearest-fence installs, direct burying the fibre carrying tube at a depth of 200 mm and other such techniques are ok, it must be official policy. I don't know if this was directed from their pay masters (Crown Fibre Holdings) or ultimately from the government because there's a fixed amount of cash left to complete the infrastructure roll out.
Some of these quick and nasty installs will no doubt come back to bite the customers and Chorus in the future.
Approx. when is your street getting it, andrew027?