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Fibre Broadband NZ

These days, everything is measured by speed; the faster a task is finished, or an item delivered, the happier we are. This is especially true when it comes to broadband, and that is why more and more people choose fibre broadband.

Ultrafast fibre is the fastest type of broadband you can get in New Zealand. Compared to a standard ADSL or VDSL broadband connection, fibre makes browsing, streaming and gaming smooth as. It is a great choice if you are in a big family, a gamer, or you run a small business from home.

Keep reading, and we will tell you everything you need to know about fibre broadband nz, including how to tell if it’s what you need, and how to find the best plans in your area.

Fibre Broadband NZ

What’s the difference between standard broadband and fibre?

The main difference between standard broadband (ADSL or VDSL) and fibre broadband is, of course, speed - fibre broadband gives you a lot more speed for your buck.

For example, standard ADSL broadband advertises average speeds of 10Mbps, while the cheapest fibre plan can offer 30Mbs. The most popular plan go up to a massive 100Mbps - heck, some niche offers can even reach download speeds of almost 1Gbps!

With amazing speeds like that, it is no surprise that fibre broadband is so much more reliable than standard ADSL/VDSL broadband - instead of waiting hours for that episode of Game of Thrones to download, with fibre, Jon Snow and Daenerys will be on your screen in a matter of minutes.

What more could you ask for?

What providers offer fibre broadband?

Most national internet providers nz offer fibre broadband. So, if you’re interested in a ultrafast plan, you will have lots of options. For example, Slingshot broadband plans are available across the country with Slingshot fibre plans being even cheaper than Slingshot ADSL and Slingshot VDSL. The same is true for Spark broadband plans. Spark internet plans are not the cheapest in the market but at the same time, you can get a nice $10/month mobile discount plus some additional features like Lightbox, Netflix subscription or SkyTV FAN PASS.

What is the cheapest fibre broadband deal?

The cheapest broadband nz deal will largely depend on what you are looking for. Providers compete hard to get people to switch to fibre, so they regularly launch cheap fibre offers to win the customer. The only way to be completely sure which fibre plans are cheapest is to compare them side by side and see how things currently shake out. Check out here our cheapest fibre broadband deals and compare fibre plans NZ.

In addition, with all the fibre plans it is not necessary to get a pesky landline that you rarely use. Just go naked broadband.

How does fibre optic broadband work?

To make it simple: the cables that deliver fibre broadband - and stream your TV shows and games - use fibre optics. Each cable has within it strands of glass fibre that are reflective on the inside. Information is sent through the tube by “rays of light”, which bounce off the inner walls of the strands.

This allows fibre broadband to travel, quite literally, at the speed of light and give you superfast speeds.

Standard broadband (ADSL/VDSL), on the other hand, relies on standard copper wires to transfer data from the cabinet. It is an old tech that is prone to interference, which is why its top speeds do not come close to fibre.

How do I get fibre broadband?

First of all, check if fibre is available in your area. You can just type your address in our address checker and we will come back with the results specifically tailored for you.

If fibre is available, then pick the best plan for your needs and proceed to the next stage. Leave your details with us and be redirected to the provider’s website. Finish the sign up process or wait for our sales representative to give you a call. Don’t like to wait? Contact us 0508 226672

The whole process of installation might take some time if you do not have cables ready. However, if you do, usually, it will be finished in a matter of days.

Do I need fibre broadband?

We recommend fibre broadband if you…

  1. Live in a large household with lots of devices (smartphones, laptops, PCs or Smart TVs)
  2. Share the house with more than one person
  3. Watch a lot of movies online via Netflix, NEON or Amazon.
  4. Regularly use catch up services like ITV Player.
  5. Play online and download PC or console videogames
  6. Use services like YouTube to stream content from the web
  7. Download or upload large files
  8. Use video calling services like Skype

If any of these apply to you, then you should consider purchasing fibre internet NZ. If none apply, there’s still a point in getting fibre, as a standard broadband will eventually become obsolete.

Can I get fibre broadband in my area?

The problem with fibre is, not everyone in New Zealand can get it. In some cases, you might be able to pick and choose between certain broadband plans, while in others - particularly in the countryside - your options ae limited, to say the least.

For some areas standard fibre broadband speed is even higher. For example standard Fibre broadband Christchurch is 200Mbps and for Dunedin (Gigatown) the standard speed is 900Mbps.

To check fibre broadband availability in your area, enter your address into our address checker.

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