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With an announcement from the Commerce Commission in the middle of December 2015 about what other telecom companies and broadband internet providers in NZ should pay to Chorus for access to their copper line network you might just be seeing a price hike in your current broadband plan bill!
Here at Broadband Compare NZ we are all about making life easier for consumers and businesses to understand and compare broadband plans and internet providers in NZ... we also like to decipher and translate big government decisions like this one from the Commerce Commission into language that everyone can understand... So... what does this mean to the kiwi consumer and broadband plans in New Zealand?
In summary... your broadband bill will very likely see a increase. Not a huge monthly increase but with Chorus being able to charge Spark Broadband, Compass Broadband, Vodafone Broadband and many other internet providers in NZ an additional $7.11 per month to send their broadband connection down the Chorus copper pipes you can be pretty sure that some or all of that cost will be passed on to the end bill payer... i.e. you... the New Zealand Broadband user.
According to Chorus, the Copper network access price increase will mean that they will be able to bill an incredible, $120 million a year to the broadband providers in NZ, over 5 years that is $600 million extra... the bulk of which YOU will pay for.
So... surely there has never been a better time to compare broadband plans and compare internet providers in NZ and switch your broadband provider?
Internet NZ, has called the broadband price decision a travesty and has pointed out that New Zealand is the only country in the world putting up copper pricing for broadband plans. New Zealanders pay more for fixed broadband plans than most developed countries and independent research (from the International Telecommunications Union) which compares internet plans and broadband prices put us in the 60th place in the world... even over the ditch in Australia they are twenty places ahead of New Zealand. This broadband plan price increase for copper connections will push us even further down the rankings as the NZ broadband providers will have to put their prices up.
There are 1.33 million copper internet connections in New Zealand. This is an increase of one percent from 2014 according to Stats NZ when they surveyed internet providers in NZ.
Ultrafast Fiber Broadband or Fibre connections have more than doubled from 46,000 in 2014 to 105,000 at the end of 2015 but they still only make up about five per cent of all broadband connections in New Zealand. Even Spark, one of the old guard of internet providers in New Zealand said that when you compare internet plans in New Zealand they their customers will now pay more for access to the ADSL copper broadband network than they do for entry-level plans on Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) fibre.
If you are a Spark Broadband customer, a Compass Broadband customer or a Vodafone Broadband customer on a residential fixed line service you will more than likely be seeing an increase on your ADSL or VDSL connections by around $5 a month from February or March 2016. Interestingly and correctly, prices are unchanged for landline only customers and also for fibre broadband customers, including Ultrafast Broadband users.
So... you've read enough? $5 a month for a year is $60. For two years that's $120 - that's a chunk of change I would rather have in my pocket.
Many of the broadband providers in New Zealand offer great incentives for new customers. Switching is a simple and easy process and sometimes your new bill and the incentive will save you even more than the early exit fee that you may have to pay if under contract.
So, compare broadband plans here on Broadband Compare where we compare internet providers in NZ and highlight the majority of internet plans and broadband plans that are available in your area. We have highlighted some of the hottest deals from the various New Zealand broadband providers and let you compare all the key elements that you need to know from your broadband provider.
If you are looking for broadband with no contract or the best internet provider in NZ for gaming we will have them listed in our NZ broadband price comparison tool. So don't hang about, look around the Broadband Compare website, compare internet providers NZ and save today with some of the best broadband deals in NZ.
Terms & Conditions of "Win FREE broadband for 12 months with MyRepublic " :
- New customers that sign up will go into the drawer to ‘Win FREE broadband for 12 months’. All current MyRepublic plans are eligible including VDSL, Fibre 100/200, Fibre Pro and Gamer. Monthly bundled router plans are included.
- The Win FREE broadband for 12 months promotional offer is only available in selected areas to new MyRepublic residential customers who sign up to an eligible MyRepublic plan on a 12-month term between 1st February 2019 – 31st March 2019. The connection may be activated after this date.
- This offer is valid only on the plan or bundle that is activated with MyRepublic. Customers who take the optional Home Phone will still need to pay for any minutes used over those included with the plan.
- MyRepublic employees (or their families) are ineligible to participate in the Offer.
- These Promotional Terms and Conditions apply in addition to MyRepublic’s General Terms & Conditions and Residential Broadband Terms & Conditions.
Plans Terms and Conditions:
This promotional offer ("Offer") is only available to new MyRepublic residential customers who subscribe to and activate a new MyRepublic Fibre 100 / Fibrev200 Plan on a 12-month term between: 11/01/2019 - 31/03/2018 (“Offer Period”)
The eligible plans for the Offer are:
Fibre 100 / Fibre 200 (Fibre 200 Enable Fibre only) * Promo - on a
12-month contract + $14.95 postage and handling if an included router is selected.
1. Offer Details
The Offer inclusions are based on the selected Eligible Plan, as set out in the following table:
New customers who subscribe to other MyRepublic plans and/or upgrade to another type of router will not be eligible for the Offer.
New Customers: A new customer is defined as any individual who is not an existing registered MyRepublic residential broadband customer at the time of subscribing to their selected Eligible Plan.
Fibre 200 Promo: Available only in Christchurch (Enable UFB area)
MyRepublic terms: These Promotional Terms and Conditions apply in addition to MyRepublic’s General Terms & Conditions and Residential Broadband Terms & Conditions, and the Local Fibre Company (LFC) End User Terms
Promoter: The promoter is MyRepublic Limited.
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
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 fibre install. Offer for new residential
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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 fibre install. Offer for new residential fibre customers only. Service not available everywhere. 12-month contract and $250 early termination fee applies. Not valid with any other offers. Landline at additional $5/mth.