Chorusnz: And now we're back . . . .
If you go to the Rural Broadband page and look at the Rural Fibre map at:http://www.chorus.co.nz/rural-broadband-initiative/fibre-in-rural-community/fibre-to-rural-communities-1 when you search an address (that is adjacent to rural fibre) you will get something like the following;
The properties along this road - where the blue line exists - can talk to their ISP about rural fibre services.
If you are within 20km's of the serving exchange you will have access to the same GPON services as the UFB customers in "town".
In your example - the blue line will appear on the map next May-Jun, after which you can make inquiries with your favourite ISP.
I have hit a brick wall in my attempt to find a RSP to connect me to these. The usual line is "You're not in a UFB coverage area" and no amount of explanation seems to help.
As such I have a few questions:
1 - Does the 'access to the same GPON services as UFB customers in town' extend to all the 'blue' routes indicated on the map? (If within 20km of the exchange)
2 - Does a service provider have to do anything "special" or different vs connecting in a UFB area?
3 - Are all RSPs able to connect to these or are there specific ones to use?