Whether it’s a broadband, phone and power bundle you are looking for or an internet only deal, Broadband Compare will help you find a deal that suits your needs.
We have collected a comprehensive list of broadband guides, starting from what you need to know about high-speed broadband to what type of user you are, to help you make a decision which type of broadband plan will suit your needs.
The cheapest internet plans are determined by a number of factors. The cost of broadband is affected by whether you choose an unlimited data package or a capped one. Other factors include whether you pick a fibre (UFB) deal or go for a standard broadband ADSL/VDSL or for the one that includes add-ons such as electricity and mobile.
The quickest way to find the cheapest broadband plan is by running a comparison on Broadband Compare. We do the work for you by collecting and comparing broadband internet services, helping you find the deal that is right for your needs along with the bundles that could save you the most.
Many people think that getting broadband at home for the first time or switching from their current broadband provider is tough, but it does not have to be.
At Broadband Compare, we show you all our best broadband deals from the TOP New Zealand internet providers, displayed with all the main features highlighted so that you can choose the best broadband provider and internet plan quickly and easily.
To find the best broadband plan for your needs, you can filter all the deals according to price, speed, download allowance, contract length or our Broadband Compare rating. It's also important to keep in mind the key factors when comparing broadband deals and internet providers:
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New Zealand has ADSL, VDSL, fibre, cable and mobile broadband, each of which has its own pros and cons. You can find out more information below.
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.
Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.
This internationally favoured broadband connection uses fibre optic cable, which houses hundreds of strands of glass fibre to transport huge amounts of data at speeds not seen in any other connection type. Fibre performance doesn’t degrade over distance, so your broadband speed is consistent no matter how near or far your home or business is located from the exchange or cabinet which is a major advantage over ADSL and VDSL technology.