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Cheapest Broadband Deals NZ

When making any sort of purchase, one of the driving factors for us to decide on what to buy is the price. The same thing applies with our internet connection - we want to get the cheapest broadband available, without the compromise of slow and unreliable internet. 

Here at glimp, we’re dedicated to helping you find the cheapest broadband deal for your household. Whether you need an ADSL, VDSL or ultra fast fibre connection, our comparison tool will ensure you find the best deal. 

Compare providers online to find the cheapest broadband deals for your needs. It’s super easy to compare and switch plans with glimp!

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Benefits of Cheapest Broadband Plans

Save on your utility monthly costs

If your top priority is saving money, then make sure to get only the cheapest broadband plan available in your area. This will help you save on monthly utility costs, while still getting you the best internet connection. You can compare the cheapest broadband deals in your area here at glimp.

Cheap doesn’t mean the slowest

The cheapest broadband in NZ isn’t necessarily slowest. You can still get decent internet speeds in your area with a broadband plan and provider that best suit your needs. Check the broadband speeds of the latest broadband offerings with an internet speed test by glimp.

Economical way to connect to the internet

If you’re often away from home often, or you’re a light internet user, getting the cheapest broadband plan is the most economical option. It’s a given you won’t need all the fancy bells and whistles that come with many broadband plans, so selecting a basic and cheap broadband deal will ensure you’re only paying for what you’re using.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is ADSL broadband?

ADSL broadband has been the standard in NZ for a long time; it gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. This is plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks. In New Zealand, this type of broadband is often the cheapest broadband option as well.

How much faster is VDSL broadband?

Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.

How fast are the Ultra Fibre plans?

With Ultra Fibre 30, the service can deliver Fibre speeds up to 30mbps downstream and 10mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre 100 can deliver Fibre speeds up to 100mbps downstream and 20mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre 200 can provide 200Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre Gigatown can provide an amazing 1000Mbps downstream and 500Mbps upstream (only available in Dunedin). 

Actual speeds will be affected by various factors including NZ and overseas networks, your modem and computer technology, internal home wiring and other environmental factors.

Standard Fibre Installation

The standard fibre installation should suit most New Zealand homes. It requires a technician from your Local Fibre Company to carry out work at your house. They will make sure you understand what's required and won't start any work unless you're happy with what's proposed. 

It includes all the work needed to connect your home to the fibre running down the street, including:

  • Installing the fibre cable from the street through to your home (up to 200m of cabling from roadside curb to house).
  • Installing and connecting the necessary equipment outside (the ETP) and inside (the ONT) your home.
  • Making sure the fibre service is running and disconnecting the copper broadband connection to your home.
  • Your Local Fibre Company staff will do their best to minimise any impact on grassed areas and if hard surfaces are affected, they will be resealed.

Non-standard installation

You'll need this if your house is more than 200m from the Fibre access point on the street. Or if you decide to install your fibre modem in a different place from the ONT and need additional wiring as a result.

The Local Fibre Company staff will let you know if your place needs a non-standard installation and what that's likely to cost before they start any work.

Getting the installation work done

You may need to allow a full day for the work to be done and you'll also need to be available on-site as the installation team will be working both inside and outside of your home.

Don't worry though. The installation team will make sure you understand what's required and they won't start any work unless you are happy with what's being proposed.

About glimp

glimp is a comparison website for utilities, such as broadband, power and gas. glimp has helped thousands of New Zealanders find the best broadband deals since January 2016. The glimp.co.nz broadband comparison and switching service is designed to help you save time and money by finding you the best broadband deal from the right provider at the best price.

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Sophie Turnbull , 2020-09-14

Received great technical support from Ronualdo two times this morning - both times he fixed my problem quick smart! Thank you :)

brent Dinnan , 2020-09-18

Used Glimp to compare prices for Broadband and toke thier adivce and signed up with a new plan saving a fair bit each month... I should have first gone to my provider as the yoffered me a better price to stay with them... lesson learnt