I'm not sure what stage of the grief process this is.
My location (central Thorndon, Wellington) is eligible for fibre and has been for a long time. My house is surrounded by 3-6+ properties which we need consent from. My landlord and the downstairs business actively want fibre too. Easy right? Well, the first request was declined after a couple of months due to consent issues - but of course are vague about who exactly is declining consent. I wasn't miffed and just left it to the landlord to resolve.
I'm with Orcon, who spammed me every few months saying "hey you're eligible for fibre!" - so I'd just listen to their speil and go yep if you can sort it out, have at it. It would always end with cancellation due to lack of consent. I'm not really sure why I let them try after a while, maybe I was just amused that nobody put a note down against my account or something.
Anyway the landlord hadn't been idle and had managed to manually gather signed consent forms from everyone nearby, only to continue to have it rejected. She eventually managed to get a contact at Chorus who implied that it was one specific property she didn't consider and got their consent. She also learns that the property is on some kind of "automatically block" list, maybe because of orcon+mine's shenanigans. But now things should be ready to go: according to Chorusman, apparently all I need to do is to go through Orcon and get them to specifically request that the order is not automatically blocked. I do so... and it's declined due to consent, and they still won't tell me who is blocking it. Well then.
I'm completely out of ideas. I actually got VDSL just to get some semblance of speed (the orcon guy was all "are you sure sir? did you know you can get fibre?" yeah thanks). I heard there is some kind of recently passed law that allows Chorus to say F.U. in certain cases when someone is blocking fibre, but that doesn't seem to be kicking in. I can't get any useful information out of Chorus as they just refer me to my ISP. They won't even tell me what direction they want to lay the fibre or tell me the full set of properties I need consent from.
At this stage I don't know what else to do beyond ask a forum of experts for advice. Hlep :c
edit: not sure what's up with the formatting.