Hunter: Am living in the same area.
Have been living with this problem since 2000
Have fiber running right across my front gate.
The fiber actually is less than 1/2 meter away from my phone line.
And they want $6000 to connect me, like really ?
Yes, really - and that's probably not even you covering 100% of the cost. It's not as simple as just tapping into the fibre line running past your gate and making a connection - there's a whole heap of other work involved. $6k is actually on the lower end for pricing.