Fibre Checker NZ: Can You Get a Fibre Connection?

Glimp's free fibre broadband checker lets you check what broadband technology is available at your home address.

All you have to do is enter your address to check whether or not there's fibre network infrastructure in your area. Try it now!



What Is Fibre Broadband?

Fibre broadband is a lightning-fast internet technology that uses optic fibre cables to connect to the internet. These cables are faster than standard copper lines, giving you greater upload and download speeds.

Fibre broadband performance isn't affected by distance, which means your broadband speeds are consistent, no matter how far your home is from the broadband cabinet.


How Fast Is Fibre Broadband?

Each type of fibre plan comes with an average download and upload speed. Here are the fibre speeds you can expect:

Fibre 30

It gives you up to 30 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speeds. It's suitable for basic internet usage, such as browsing and emailing.

Ultra Fast Fibre 100

It gives you up to 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds. It's perfect for streaming HD videos, online gaming, and video conferencing.

Ultra Fibre 200

It gives you up to 200 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds. This ultra-fast fibre connection lets you stream in 4k and quickly perform high-bandwidth online activities.

Ultra Fast Fibre Gigabit

It gives you up to 1000 Mbps download and 500 Mbps upload speeds. It's one of the fastest fibre connections, suitable for multiple devices and heavy power users.

Glimp offers a free Internet Speed Test Tool that helps you analyze your connection speed and Internet performance. It works with most browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Advantages of Fibre Broadband

Most of NZ's top broadband deals are usually fibre broadband plans because these connections come with numerous benefits.

They offer higher speeds than traditional copper wiring (such as ADSL and VDSL). You can connect multiple devices to your WiFi simultaneously without affecting your internet speeds.

Fibre connections also provide consistent performance. You're much less likely to experience an internet outage with them. If you're internet's down, use Glimp's Internet Outage Checker to see if you should contact your provider.

Fibre Broadband Installation

Because it's a new technology, it can take a few weeks to get fibre installed. However, it's worth the wait. Depending on how far your property is from the nearest access point, there are two types of fibre installation processes:

Standard Fibre Installation Process

Most of the time, this is fibre installation you can expect. You'll need to schedule a technician visit from your local fibre company, and they'll:

  • Install the fibre cable from the street through to your home
  • Install and connect the necessary equipment outside and inside your home
  • Make sure the fibre service is running
  • Disconnect the copper broadband connection to your home

Non-standard Fibre Installation Process

If your house is more than 200m from the fibre access point on the street, you will need a non-standard installation process.

It can vary according to your home's needs, and local broadband companies will let you know how it'll work and the associated costs beforehand.