I posted a new thread, because I didn't notice this. I only found the 2021 conversation.
If you think you are going to be able to dig your own trenches to each of your customer's homes in the Berkeley hills you must never have been to the area to inspect the conditions. This is not Sacramento, or Santa Rosa. It ain't flat, and some connections will need to be tunneled with a lot of property repair done for completion. Are you going to guarantee that conditions are fully restored, retaining walls are restored, paved driveways are restored, etc. to "before project" state. I seriously doubt it. It would cost you a fortune unless you are working as part of the project, which is giving the residents exactly that guarantee, backed by the city. It may be multiple conduits, but major property repair work at completion is a consolidated operation. How will you join in that, and won't your working on your own cause further delay and property impact on each customer?
I and other residents will need to make a decision to depend on someone else for fiber if you plan on waiting until it's almost over before committing to take part.
Sorry to be harsh, but there is such a thing as the reality of conditions on the ground here in the hills,
Respectfully, a customer,
Joe Van Steen