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Frustrated with slow broadband
Jan 9, 2020
A guide to fixed wireless broadband in Urban areas
Frustrated with a poor broadband connection? Depending on where you live standard ‘cable’ broadband plans like ADSL or VDSL may not offer the best connection. It might be time to check out Fixed Wireless Broadband. Here’s our guide to Wireless Broadband in urban areas!
View map to see if copper broadband is discontinued at your address
Dec 20, 2019
First areas to discontinue “copper” ADSL & VDSL broadband announced. Are you prepared?
The Commerce Commission has published an interactive map showing it initial assessment of locations where Chorus will eventually be able to stop providing copper services, such as landlines and ADSL or VDSL broadband…
Lightbox and Neon merge
Dec 20, 2019
Spark sells Lightbox streaming service to Sky TV – how much will it cost viewers?
Sky TV has announced a deal to buy Spark’s Lightbox streaming TV service, which is plans to merge with its streaming platform Neon. How much will the merge cost Neon and Lightbox viewers?
Christmas opening hours 2019
Dec 17, 2019
Broadband Compare Christmas Opening Hours 2019
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Here are our opening hours over the festive season
5G launch in New Zealand - our guide
Dec 13, 2019
5G is here! What you need to know
Vodafone and Chorus recently announced the launch of 5G in New Zealand. What is it? And, do you even need it? Here’s what you need to know so far.
Number of broadband complaints 2018-2019
Dec 12, 2019
What were the biggest broadband complaints last year?
The Telecomms Dispute Resolution (TDR) service has revealed the top complaints of broadband customers. Overall, customers complain the most about billing, customer service, faults, contracts, fibre installation and network performance. But there’s no reason to stick with a poor provider….
Best broadband and mobile phone bundles
Dec 6, 2019
The best deals for bundling your Broadband and Mobile Phone
Bundling is becoming increasingly popular as customers see the benefits of streamlining their lives with just one provider and one billing cycle  - plus the ability to access great perks and savings. Here's our list of best deals for bundling your Broadband and Mobile Phone
Where is 5G wireless available in NZ?
Dec 2, 2019
Where is 5G available in New Zealand?
Spark recently beat out rival Vodafone by announcing the launch of what they’re calling New Zealand’s first commercial 5G service, priced from $75 per month.  Where is 5G wireless broadband available in NZ?
UFB rollout figures
Nov 26, 2019
Ultra-fast broadband now available at 1.5 million homes – but over 720k homes are missing out
The first phase of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband programme has been completed ahead of schedule and within budget. That means ultra-fast broadband is now available at 1.5 million homes – but over 757k homes are missing out.
Cyber Monday Deals 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Cyber Monday Deals 2019
Looking for great tech and online shopping deals? Your day is coming! AT NZ Compare we are all about helping you compare the options to make an informed choice. And we’re keen to help you save money, so we LOVE Cyber Monday!
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