UFB installs can be simple, fast and to the ADSL jackpoint. I am in Wellington.
Yesterday was scoping day. Today I have Fibre. The Chorus (Visionstream?) techs located the conduit containing the POTS cable and decided they did not want to come back next week to do the install. How the hell they got fibre into that conduit I will never know. They placed the ONT right beside the jackpoint used for my ADSL connection, in the office next to the kitchen. My router is an Orcon-supplied NF4V. We unplugged the ADSL feed to it and plugged in the ONT to the NF4V WAN port. All up and running, including the VOIP landline. I have an Orbi RBR40 plugged into the NF4V for WIFI. Because I am lazy I did a speedtest on my laptop over WIFI which marginally exceeded the advertised 100/20 speeds.
I then reintroduced the Samknows box between the ONT and the NF4V but has to power-cycle it to get that working. Speedtested again and got similar results so all good.
So no trenching, concrete cutting etc as I feared would be needed and the ONT location is exactly where I never dared to hope it would be.
The only negative was that the installers declined my offer of craft beer (choice of 4) or whisky (choice of 3). It was Friday at 6pm and they had other plans.