A friend of mine is building a house on a large rural acreage, and we believe that NBN fibre runs along the boundary of his property. As there is no house on the land currently, there is no existing 'last mile' from 'the street'. And it's my understanding that the fibre that passes his property is probably there as a major backbone/connector between more heavily populated adjacent neighbourhoods.
How likely/possible is it to get his property connected to this fibre, so that he can enjoy a FTTP NBN connection? How would one begin to investigate this option? Who could you contact? Deal directly with NBN Co, in the same manner as a land/subdivision developer?
Obviously he would be on the hook for all the work on his own property (trenching, etc), and depending on the costs, he might also be willing to absorb the costs associated with intercepting that passing fibre, but where would he start?
Furthermore, if it was possible, he'd be looking at a distance of at least a few hundred metres, from the boundary to the proposed home site, across cleared pastoral land. Anyone care to throw a ball-park figure at me for trench/conduit costs for that kind of work?
Thanks for your thoughts!