Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) is the fastest, most reliable broadband service available. It uses fibre optic cable to connect your home to the internet, enabling you to connect to numerous online services.
The Government-led UFB initiative aims to connect 80% of New Zealand to UFB services by 2020. You can find out when your area will be connected by visiting the UFB rollout map.
Faster broadband doesn’t just give you faster connection speeds, but also greater capacity. A faster service means that you can connect more devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones to the internet at the same time, without impairing performance.
This means you can reliably stream content such as music, upload, game, use video calls, watch movies and more in your home at the same time. There is also little disruption to your broadband service when other people in your neighbourhood are online at peak times.
Looking forward, fibre will enable you to access new technologies, delivering products and services such as home automation and lighting, air-conditioning, security, remote monitoring and healthcare.
Getting connected to fibre is a simple 5-step process. Each step is straightforward and will be managed for you by your Internet service provider. You can find out more about the process here.