How much faster is Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband vs Copper based ADSL or VDSL Broadband?

All broadband download speeds, including fibre, depend on your connection. And not every fibre plan is created equal.

However, fibre is not distance sensitive like our copper based counterpart services ADSL or VDSL, but speeds can vary. Regardless, you can be certain that:

  1. Fibre is faster than average broadband speed for ADSL or VDSL
  2. You can download and upload more with faster speeds on fibre
  3. Fibre Broadband is much more reliable than copper
  4. Cheaper or costs the same as copper ADSL or VDSL plans
  5. Fibre is better for the future
  6. It is mostly free to install

So let’s see below how fast fibre broadband is and how long it takes download songs, movies and your videos, when compared to other broadband speeds. All download speeds are estimates. Speeds vary depending on your Internet connection. This is due to a few factors including line quality and modem / ISP bandwidth used to keep your Internet line open.


Media Type File Size ADSL(10Mbps) VDSL(20Mbps) Fibre(100Mbps)
4-minute song 4 MB 3 seconds 1.5 seconds 0.3 seconds
45-minute HD TV show 600 MB 8.5 minutes 4 minutes 50 seconds
2-hour HD movie 3.0-4.5 GB 60 minutes 32 minutes 4.5 minutes

Feeling pretty convinced? So how do you get a fibre connection?

Ultra fast Fibre broadband is available to many homes in New Zealand in many locations. You can use glimp to see if it is in your area.

Just click the "Compare Broadband Plans Now"button or go to and answer a few questions so that we can show you what broadband plans are available in your location.

And if ultra fast fibre is available, then you can easily use our filters to find the fibre plan that suits your needs. If not, then we will tell you when you can get it. So what are you waiting for? Go here to find out if ultra fast fibre broadband is available in your area.