Being connected and online has become an essential part of our everyday lives.
The internet is fundamentally changing the way we work, learn, live and play. The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout means about 82% of New Zealanders now have fibre broadband available in their street, rising to 87% by the end of 2022.
Fibre broadband offers higher speeds than broadband delivered over the copper network and has the ability send more data simultaneously. This means you can easily stream content such as music, upload big files, play online games, make video calls, watch movies and more in your home at the same time. There is also little disruption to your broadband when other people in your neighbourhood are online at peak times.
Fibre enables you to access new technologies delivering products and services such as home automation, lighting, air-condition, security, remote monitoring and healthcare.
Check if you can already access fibre or when your area is due to get fibre, using this address checker.
Fibre is currently available on different plans at different speeds. Your choice will depend on where you live, what speed is available to you and your usage. Most providers are offering unlimited plans at competitive pricing, however if you choose a plan with a data cap your monthly connection fee will be reduced slightly.
Contact your preferred broadband provider for more information on pricing plans and packages.