Are you getting the fastest internet speeds at your place??

Are you getting the fastest internet speeds at your place??
Tuesday, 29 March 2022

We all love fast internet speeds! As we spend so much of our lives on the internet, we all want to surf the web as quickly as possible- without any interruptions! The more we stream videos, play video games and do work on the internet, the more apparent it’s becoming that the faster speeds we can get, the better! 

So, it’s great to hear the Commerce Commission announce that download speeds are now 3x faster for Kiwis who are on the most popular fibre broadband plans! 

The recent report by the Commerce Commission shows how customers are reaping the benefits of fast internet access. It also shows just how important being on the right broadband plan is to unlock these awesome speeds! 

We’re here to breakdown everything you need to know! Plus, we’ve got tips on how to get the best broadband plan that offers blazing fast speeds! 

Faster speeds delivered straight to consumers! 

In November 2021, Chorus and other fibre wholesalers began offering increased speeds- they upped the 100 Mbps fibre connections to 300 Mbps for no extra charge to providers! 

What the Commerce Commission found out through their Measuring Broadband New Zealand report released today was that these speeds were transferred straight to consumers!

So, to put it simply, it means that providers can now offer 300 Mbps broadband plans for the SAME PRICE as 100 Mpbs plans!!

This results in consumers getting a bump up in internet speeds without having to pay a single cent more on their broadband plan! 

“It’s great to see these higher speeds now flowing through to our reported results, which show that average download speeds have increased to 314 Mbps,” said Tristan Gilbertson (Telecommunications Commissioner). 

It’s awesome to see Kiwis getting the fastest internet speeds without having to pay more! Wicked!!

We think all consumers deserve the fastest speeds! So it was equally encouraging to see the report outline that the speeds for the HFC Max plan only offered by Vodafone had returned back to its normal speeds. This is great as the Commerce Commission and their independent testing partner SamKnows (who developed this report) reached out to Vodafone after seeing in their spring report for 2021 that the speeds on this plan had decreased by 50%. 

It’s fantastic to see this outcome! Fast speeds for everyone! 

Knowing what connection you are on is vital!

These increased speeds are definitely the result of more and more Kiwis getting a fibre connection! If you don’t know already, fibre broadband is the fastest broadband connection you can get in Aotearoa. These awesome speeds of 300 Mbps can only be delivered on fibre! 

So it’s really important to know your connection. Lower speed broadband connections like copper (VDSL and ADSL), 4G wireless or satellite, don’t offer anywhere near the speeds that fibre does. While these connections may suit you if you live rurally, chances are you can get fibre at your place…and you definitely should! 

If you’ve got a household full of people on their devices at the same time trying to stream videos and play games, you’ll definitely want to check that you’re on a fibre connection to run everything smoothly, without interruption!

“Ensuring consumers understand the speed they can expect from different technologies is critical to them choosing the broadband plan that best suits their needs,” said Gilbertson. 

It’s so important to know what connection you are on. You could unlock a whole new world of blazing fast speeds! 

Being on the right broadband plan is super important!

As you can see this report is really helpful for consumers! It analyses and keeps in check, the performance in the broadband industry by examining the providers, plans and technologies.

So in turn, the findings can help consumers get on the plan that’s right for them. As always, knowledge is power. The more you know about the broadband plans out there, the better. 

The best way to find out about all the broadband plans that are available to you is to…COMPARE! 

Comparing plans from different providers will allow you to see which one offers you the fastest speeds and the best deal for your needs.

But you may be thinking…does that mean I have to spend hours looking at different providers’ websites?? 

Absolutely not! 

We’ve made it easy for you! 

Just use Broadband Compare! 

Simply jump on Broadband Compare and you’ll be able to compare different broadband plans! 

It couldn’t be simpler- just hop on our website, type in your address and select a few filters to match your preferences. Then you’ll see all the different plans available to you. All displayed side-by-side! 

Plus, if you’re looking for insanely fast internet speeds you’re in luck! We just launched HyperFibre, which is even faster than regular fibre connections! 

You think download speeds of 300 Mbps is fast? Try 2000 Mbps, 4000 Mbps or even 8000 Mbps on various HyperFibre plans!! It’s truly next level! 

So jump on Broadband Compare and check these deals out for yourself! 

COMPARE MY BROADBAND PLANS

Alternatively, if you’d rather chat to a kind human, then give our friendly customer support team a call on 0508 22 66 72. They’ll help you find the perfect plan for you! 

It’s so exciting to see more and more Kiwis take up fibre broadband plans that offer super fast speeds! 

We’re not surfing the web anymore…we’re zooming!!

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