About broadband

the basics

Simply put, broadband is internet access. At Chorus, we provide wholesale access to our network so that broadband providers can then sell their broadband plans and packages to you. Are you on the best broadband you can get?

What we do

We take pride in building and managing one of the world's best open access internet networks, ensuring Kiwis can connect to a better broadband experience.

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400,000
homes connected to fibre
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900,000
homes are fibre ready
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70%
fibre roll-out completed

Your broadband options

Not all broadband is created equal. Connection reliability, connection speed, and the amount of data you have available can influence the quality of your online experience.

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Basic broadband

  • Legacy broadband technology
  • Supports everyday activities like web browsing, online banking and emailing.
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Part-fibre

  • Offers a better, more reliable internet experience with less buffering than basic broadband.
  • Suitable for a range of online activities like streaming high definition shows, video calling or uploading photos.
  • Easy to upgrade from basic broadband.
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Most popular

  • Our most popular broadband connection type, with the highest user satisfaction.
  • Dedicated and consistently reliable connection.
  • Enough capacity for everyone to do what they want, when they want, without interruption.
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Out of this world

  • Gigabit broadband, the best home broadband available on the Chorus fibre network.
  • Huge, dedicated capacity for multiple devices to watch, listen, play, post, work and chat all at the same time without any loss of quality or buffering.

Learn more about getting fibre

Our ultra-fast fibre broadband network brings some of the best, most reliable broadband in the world right to your place – find out how to get connected.

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Broadband technologies explained

Wireless

ADSL

VDSL

Fibre

Fibre Pro

Wireless

Wireless broadband uses the 4G mobile network to connect to a modem at your house. Because a strong 4G signal is required to get online, wireless isn’t available everywhere. Chorus does not offer wireless broadband.

ADSL

Copper is our legacy telecommunications network, using existing copper lines to provide phone and broadband services to the country. Chorus provides basic ADSL broadband and part-fibre, part-copper VDSL broadband over the copper network via a dedicated fixed line to your home.

VDSL

Copper is our legacy telecommunications network, using existing copper lines to provide phone and broadband services to the country. Chorus provides basic ADSL broadband and part-fibre, part-copper VDSL broadband over the copper network via a dedicated fixed line to your home.

Fibre

At Chorus, we deliver some of the best broadband technology in the world over our fibre network. Fibre uses fibre optic cable to transport huge amounts of data, via pulses of light, at ultra-fast speeds. Fibre performance doesn’t degrade over distance meaning your broadband speed is consistent.

Fibre Pro

At Chorus, we deliver some of the best broadband technology in the world over our fibre network. Fibre uses fibre optic cable to transport huge amounts of data, via pulses of light, at ultra-fast speeds. Fibre performance doesn’t degrade over distance meaning your broadband speed is consistent.

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