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Fastest Broadband Plans NZ

When we connect to the internet, we want the fastest broadband connections whenever possible. Luckily, broadband providers in New Zealand offer some of the best and fastest broadband deals around the world. When choosing an internet plan, don’t settle for less; get only the fastest broadband in NZ. 

With glimp, you can compare and switch to the fastest broadband plan in your area. It’s super easy to find the fastest one for you – whether you are looking to compare gigabit fibre, fibre, VDSL or ADSL broadband, you can find them all here at glimp.

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Download speeds as fast as 1Gbps

Depending on your location, the fastest broadband deals can give you speeds as fast as 1Gbps.  For perspective, this means that you can download a two-hour-long full high-definition movie in just under a minute. That’s how powerful the fastest internet plans can be!

Get the fastest broadband deals in your location

Kiwis want the fastest broadband available in their area, as it’s reliable for all-round online tasks. But for rural New Zealanders, this option may not be available in some locations. To know if you can take advantage of the fastest broadband deals in your area, check here at glimp.

Other fast broadband options

A Fibre connection usually delivers the fastest broadband connections around. If it isn’t available in your area, you can still get ADSL and VDSL, which provides fast speeds for light to heavy users.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is ADSL broadband?

ADSL broadband has been the standard in NZ for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. Even if this type of broadband is not the fastest internet in NZ, it’s still fast enough for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.

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 several 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.

Should I choose VDSL or Ultra Fast Fibre? (Ultra-Fast Broadband)

If you can get both at your address, then you should consider fibre. It uses fibre optic cabling instead of copper which means the speeds are more consistent and faster. Fibre is a little trickier to install than VDSL, but it’s worth it as it is the fastest broadband in NZ.

How fast are the Ultra Fibre plans?

With Ultra Fibre 30, the service can deliver Fibre speeds up to 30mbps downstream and 10mbps upstream, the fastest broadband connection in NZ. 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: 

  • Installing the fibre cable from the street through to your home (up to 200m of cabling from the 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