So I had a look at vectors website as I knew they had fiber close to me but a few years ago it was well over 2Km's away... Due to the heavy advertising they have been doing about trying to win a piece of the pie for the $1.5 billion, so I checked my address again, and guess what, there is fiber running past my door, so I emailed vector.
Vector advised there was fiber running past my door (this is residental location which school at the end of the road) and I should speak to a provider such as Orcon, to which I got a call from Orcon shortly after. It seems that no residential pricing is available and the cost of the fiber alone is $2400 odd per month for 100mb, that's without anything connected to it, point to point to sky tower or where ever. I don't mind paying a $3k install fee to get it into the house, but then I don't want to be paying much more than $300-$400 for this service.
My question is what will the pricing likely be for FTTH. Seeing as vector already have fiber going past my door, why cant they offer me broadband on it like they advertise on TV and billboards? Is it expected that fiber will be available country wide (or 75% or whatever) so long as people want to pay $2400 a month for broadband?
Seems a little silly of vector not offering broadband to people where they already have fiber and still trying to get a chunk of the pie from the government. What does the govt expect FTTH prices to be?