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ADSL Broadband

ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line service. It is called asymmetric because the download and upload speeds are not symmetrical (download is faster than upload).

ADSL broadband comes entirely through the copper broadband / telephone network, which isn't hugely efficient. Advertised speeds in New Zealand generally hover between 'up to 24Mbps', but you'll likely see an average of about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload speed.  This is plenty for emailing, surfing the web and checking social media.  But remember, the copper network was designed for carrying our voices back and forth, not for you to stream the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

Technically speaking there are  two types of ADSL Broadband services within New Zealand but these are now generally grouped simply as ADSL.  The more modern tyoe of ADSL is known as ADSL2+ whilst the original is just called ADSL.

ADSL is the most basic broadband connection available on the copper network. It delivers around 2Mbps for distances up to 6km from the local cabinet. ADSL is mostly found in rural areas where new cabinets are yet to be installed.

ADSL2+ delivers speeds of up to 10Mbps to properties located within a 2km radius from a broadband cabinet. It delivers faster speeds but its performance can be influenced by a number of factors like how far away you are from the cabinet, the devices you are using, the quality and age of your modem and your home wiring.

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Unlimited ADSL 6 Months HALF PRICE

from $44.98 /mo
First 6 months then 89.95/month
10Mbps 1Mbps
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Unlimited ADSL 6 Months HALF PRICE

SIX MONTHS HALF PRICE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION*, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Slingshot. Free standard install. Offer for new residenti...
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SIX MONTHS HALF PRICE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION*, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Slingshot. Free standard install. Offer for new residential customers only. Service not available everywhere. 12 month contract and $250 early termination fee applies. Not valid with any other offers. *If you are installing a new broadband connection or moving into a new address (move house) at the time of sign-up, a $52 installation fee will apply.

Offer expires 31/07/2019

6 Months HALF PRICE

6 Months HALF PRICE

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Unlimited ADSL Get 3 Months FREE - Exclusively on...

from $0.00 /mo
First 3 months then 89.95/month
10Mbps 1Mbps
Unlimited data
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Unlimited ADSL Get 3 Months FREE - Exclusively on...

THREE MONTHS FREE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Orcon. Free standard install. Offer for new residential custom...
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12 months

Included features

Rental router

Terms and Conditions apply

THREE MONTHS FREE, FREE MODEM RENTAL, FREE STANDARD INSTALLATION, IT'S A WIN-WIN. 12 MONTH CONTRACT APPLIES. Free modem while you're with Orcon. Free standard install. Offer for new residential customers only. Service not available everywhere. 12 month contract and $199 early termination fee applies. Not valid with any other offers. Landline at additional $5/mth. 
 
Offer expires 31/07/2019

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ADSL No Contract Get NO CONTRACT With the Code BBC/N...

from $79.95 /mo
First 12 months then 85.00/month
10Mbps 1Mbps
Unlimited data
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No strings attached – Unlimited Broadband just $79.95/month with no contract. Only available for a limited time and exclusive to Broadband Compare. Use promo code BBC/NOCONTRACT
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Naked Unlimited Broadband at $79.95 per month with no contract.
Includes ADSL, VDSL and Fibre 100/20
Promotion pricing is valid for your first 12-months only. After this time our standard pricing will apply. The promotional price will be applied via a recurring monthly account credit for 12 months. This excludes the first part-month.
All ADSL and VDSL connections will incur an installation charge of $79.00.
Payment must be made via bank or credit card direct debit each month.
 
Naked Unlimited Broadband at $79.95 per month with a Free Modem
Only available on a 12-month contract term. Includes ADSL, VDSL and Fibre 100/20
Promotion pricing is valid for your first 12-months only. After this time our standard pricing will apply. The promotional price will be applied via a recurring monthly account credit for 12 months. This excludes the first part-month.
The free Modem is a Netcomm NF18AC or equivalent. This will be charged to your account and account credit is applied to equal a nil balance. Please note: $14 postage and packaging fee applies for modem delivery.
Non-standard ADSL and VDSL connections may incur an installation charge which will be explained to you prior to connection.
Early termination fee ($199) will apply.
 
All offers are valid for a limited time and is subject to change by NOW without notice.
Available for new residential customers only.
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Adding a phoneline to any of the below plans will be an additional $5 per month.
These terms and condition must be read in conjunction with our Full Terms and Conditions available on our website www.nownz.co.nz.

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