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About Us

We're Broadband Compare and we're the New Zealand broadband experts.We launched in June 2016 and are NZ’s most comprehensive broadband comparison site featuring 1312 broadband plans from 117 different New Zealand ISP's. Not bad, eh?

Who are we?

Broadband Compare is New Zealand’s most comprehensive broadband comparison website.  Whether you are looking for the cheapest broadband, the fastest broadband or the best broadband customer service you can compare internet providers in NZ with Broadband Compare to find the best internet provider and broadband plan for your needs.

The Broadband Compare database of NZ internet providers and NZ broadband plans is the most comprehensive in the country.  We currently compare 1312 different broadband packages from 117 different New Zealand broadband providers.  From fibre broadband providers to rural broadband providers, ADSL broadband to VDSL broadband, here at Broadband Compare we compare all the internet providers and all the internet plans to ensure that you can find the best internet provider for you.

Our broadband comparison tool is easy to use and totally customisable, so you can tailor your search to include the most important features for your broadband plan.  You may be after a no contract broadband plan, unlimited data or the fastest broadband, whatever you need, you can filter the available broadband plans at your address to find the perfect internet plan for your requirements.  We compare hundreds of broadband deals available in your area from the big boys like Spark Broadband and Vodafone Broadband to the new breed of specialist fibre broadband providers like MyRepublic Broadband and Stuff Fibre.  Just pop in your address, and in a matter of seconds you'll be able to compare broadband providers and internet plans at your address as well as view our range of special offers.

If there's anything you want to know that isn't covered on the Broadband Compare website, drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter, or contact us another way, and we'll get right back to you.

Broadband Compare is a trading name of R.O.EYE Limited, an independently owned business based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Who do we list?

Broadband Compare manages the most comprehensive database of broadband plans and internet providers in New Zealand.  We currently compare 1312 different broadband internet plans from 117 different New Zealand broadband providers.  We list broadband providers for all connection types.  Fibre broadband, VDSL, ADSL and rural broadband providers.  You can find a complete list of all NZ internet providers listed on Broadband Compare below.  This list showcases everyone from the major retail service providers like Spark and Vodafone to other established, but smaller, New Zealand ISP’s like 2degrees, Compass Communications, Slingshot, Flip and Orcon to the latest fibre broadband specialists like MyRepublic Broadband and Stuff Fibre.  In addition, we list all of the regional ISP’s within New Zealand.  If you think we are missing an internet provider do please get in touch and let us know.

How do we list broadband deals?

Here at Broadband Compare we compare broadband providers across New Zealand to ensure that you can find the best internet provider NZ has available for your needs.  You might be looking for the cheapest broadband, the fastest broadband or the best value broadband.  Our broadband comparison website will help you find it. 

Since Broadband Compare officially launched in June 2016, at an event attended by senior industry figures including the Rt Hon. Amy Adams, Minister for Communications, we have grown and expanded with tens of thousands of New Zealanders using the site every month to compare broadband plans, save money and increase their knowledge around broadband connectivity.

The default listing of broadband plans on our results page is according the Broadband Compare rating, but it is also possible to order results by the first month’s cost.  As with any major commitment, it is worth checking terms like contract length and any promotional periods, which we clearly state on any special offers we list.  We don't manipulate the results in any way whatsoever, but we do have some sponsored listings, such as the featured providers, featured deals and employee picks but these don't influence the results our comparison tool will show you based on your requirements.

What is the Broadband Compare rating?

The Broadband Compare rating is a star rating from 0-100 which is calculated by a complex mathematical algorithm that calculates the best value broadband for your particular broadband requirements.

We are often asked 'what is the best broadband plan in NZ' or ‘who is the best broadband provider in NZ?’ and there is no clear winner as this varies according to the user and their requirements.

It is possible to view our 'default' rankings for the best fibre broadband plans, the best ADSL broadband plans and the cheapest broadband plans from across all of the New Zealand broadband providers by searching with no address in the address input field and no filters applied to the Broadband Compare tool. 

Performing this action will showcase the default rankings based on the core broadband plan details without overlaying the individual householder requirements or connection type.  Querying the Broadband Compare database in this way will compare all the broadband plans across New Zealand whether they are available at your address or not.   For example, you can query all plans with a free router or all no contract broadband plans but we will not know the available connection type at your property and so this ranking will order results based on the best plan for a particular set of requirements whether they are available to you or not.

The Broadband Compare rating is designed to be bespoke for each New Zealand address and set of user requirements and without this information we are not able to accurately recommend the broadband plan we believe is the best broadband plan for you.  The Broadband Compare technology matches your broadband usage requirements and determines the suitability of different broadband plans based on a range of factors that you set.  These include the available connection types (Fibre, VDSL, ADSL), anticipated data usage, broadband speed requirements, contract length, price, landline requirements, modem needs and any special promotions or value adds.

As a simple summary, the higher the Broadband Compare rating the better suited we think that plan is to your needs.  This means your top rated recommendation won't always be the cheapest plan available.  For example, if you are a keen online gamer you need fast speeds with a high upload speed and unlimited data.  Your next door neighbour might only use the internet for social media and checking email so their requirements are completely different and as such the Broadband Compare website will recommend different plans for the two of you.

All in all there are over 2 million different permutations that are queried each time a user sits down and types their requirements into the Broadband Compare website.

How do we make money?

We do not charge you for any of the services that we provide on our website.  Broadband Compare receives advertising fees and referral commissions from a number of the broadband providers that appear on the Broadband Compare website.  This referral fee or commission does NOT increase the cost of any broadband package or internet plan that you might sign up to via the Broadband Compare website, on the contrary, a number of NZ broadband providers have partnered with us to promote exclusive broadband plans and offerings that are unique to Broadband Compare.

We only feature broadband providers that comply with our strict listing criteria in order to ensure the high quality and comprehensiveness of the internet service provider's that we list and this is regardless of whether they pay us commission or not.  Our commercial arrangements have no impact on how we list the broadband providers or broadband plans that appear in the results that are provided for your broadband comparison.

The results from your broadband plan comparison are automatically listed by the Broadband Compare rating, but if you have other preferences, you can select alternative ways to rank the results, for example, by monthly price.

The ‘Best Broadband Deals' table on the Broadband Compare homepage contains provider sponsored listings selected by Broadband Compare.  For the wider list of packages, sorted according to your chosen criteria, you can enter your address in the ‘Check your address’ field on the homepage. 

We are dedicated to providing informative, impartial content that offers true value to Broadband Compare website visitors.

How accurate is our broadband speed information?

The speeds we show on our results table are the 'up to' speeds that broadband providers advertise on their own websites or marketing collateral.  These broadband speeds are not specific to your address.

The reason we have decided to list broadband speeds like this is because we'd need to test each and every broadband plan from each and every internet provider that could service your broadband connection.  Now whilst we would LOVE to be able to do that to provide 100% accurate speed data for your individual address, if we did it for you we'd have to do it for everyone… and quite simply, that is impossible.

Therefore, BEFORE you sign up to any broadband package from any New Zealand broadband provider you should ask and be told what sort of broadband speeds you will likely receive at your particular address.  If you're not told up front be sure to double check with the provider before you commit to anything. 

The quoted ‘up to’ speeds we show on the Broadband Compare website are based on what the broadband provider has deemed accurate for their advertising campaigns and marketing collateral. 

Of course, this practice means that a majority of people with a particular internet package may not get the broadband speeds advertised by the ISP, which can seem a little misleading.  To counter this, we explain what the up to figure means on our broadband comparison table means, and speak out in the media about the need for New Zealand broadband providers to advertise more accurate broadband speed data.  For more information, see this blog post about New Zealand broadband speeds and keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news on New Zealand broadband speeds and NZ broadband reviews and ISP speed performance.

How accurate is our broadband availability information?

The data we push out of Broadband Compare is only as good as the data that we can put in and we get the relevant broadband availability information on what connection type is available at your address from a software agency who amalgamates the network data from the main network managers across New Zealand.  These network owners include a number of companies you have probably heard of including Chorus, Ultrafast Fibre, Northpower Fibre and Enable.

This database of fibre and network availability is being updated all the time as more and more addresses are connected to the fibre network and support and maintenance on the older copper network is rolled back.

We aim to provide as accurate and up to date connectivity data as possible but it is important to remember that broadband, particularly fibre optic broadband, wireless broadband, 4G broadband and cable broadband, is subject to availability at your specific address.  We strongly recommend that you give Broadband Compare a try and if you do have some ‘weird’ results then do not hesitate to contact us where we will be able to confirm availability for specific broadband providers at your address and help ensure that you are on the most suitable broadband plan for your needs.

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