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Fibre. It’s how we internet now.

Chorus has spent the last decade building world class broadband throughout the country. We provide wholesale access to our network to over 90 internet service providers, who then sell broadband plans to you.

Fast and reliable broadband on the Chorus congestion-free fibre network provides hassle-free streaming, video calling, emailing, posting, uploading, web browsing, streaming music... we could go on for days.

Your home broadband options

There’s different types of connections to get broadband in your home. Some perform better than others, so before choosing a plan, have a look below to understand the differences.

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  • The old school option, ADSL is broadband delivered over our legacy copper network. It’s a dedicated connection from your house to our congestion-free network.
  • It still supports everyday web browsing, emails and is okay for small households to stream TV shows via On Demand, Netflix and YouTube.
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  • Broadband that’s delivered over 4G mobile networks. It’s a shared connection from the nearest mobile tower, so you share the network signal with others in your area. Your internet can be affected by congestion due to number of people in your area using the mobile network at the same time.
  • Wireless supports a range of online activities, like web browsing, emails and video streaming.
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  • Broadband delivered over the Chorus copper network, it’s a dedicated connection from your house to our congestion-free network.
  • VDSL is generally faster and more reliable than ADSL.
  • Supports a wider range of activities than ADSL, like Ultra High Definition video streaming, video calling with apps like Skype, and uploading large files.
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  • The gold standard for your internet. Broadband is delivered over the newly built fibre network – and designed to make the most of it too. Fibre and Fibre Pro provide a dedicated connection from your house to our congestion-free network, providing a consistent and reliable experience at any time of the day.
  • Easily supports a range of online activities without breaking a sweat, with better capacity, reliability and faster speeds than VDSL.
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  • Broadband delivered over the newly built fibre network but with next generation technology to enable even faster speeds.
  • Hyperfibre supports all online activities that standard fibre broadband does but 40x faster and with much more data capacity.
  • Great for businesses and households with very high data use.

Kiwis prefer fibre

Fibre is the preferred broadband choice that New Zealanders use to connect to the internet. It outperforms other connection types on a range of criteria, and can even add value to your home. Fibre is currently available to over 79% of New Zealand homes and businesses so if you're able to, it's definitely worth considering. For most property types it's free to install and can take just a few days to get connected.

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Compare your broadband options

Here’s how the different broadband options stack up. For more information read the latest Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.

Feature

ADSL

Wireless

VDSL

Fibre 100

Hyperfibre

Speed

The faster your connection, the faster data moves through it, meaning you can do more in a shorter space of time. For more on the importance of a fast connection, watch the 100 Mbps Story.

ADSL

ADSL speed

Low

Average reported download speed 8.5Mbps, upload 0.9Mbps

Wireless

Wireless speed

Medium

Delivers download speeds between 20 Mbps and 50 Mbps.

VDSL

VDSL speed

Medium

Average reported download speed 43.2Mbps, upload 12.6Mbps

Fibre 100

Fibre speed

Fast

Average reported download speed for 100MB plan 98.5Mbps, upload 22.4Mbps

Hyperfibre

Hyperfibre speed

Fastest

Hyperfibre has speeds of 2,000 Mbps 4,000 Mbps with a 8,000 Mbps service planned for the future.

Data

Increasing or removing your data cap means you can do what you want online without the risk of running out of data.

ADSL

Capped or unlimited

Wireless

All home wireless plans are capped

VDSL

Capped or unlimited

Fibre 100

Capped or unlimited

Hyperfibre

Capped or unlimited

Price

Like all things in life, you get what you pay for in terms of quality, but it’s always good to compare quality to cost. ** Please note that broadband offers vary between service providers.

ADSL

$55-$109
per month

Wireless

$39-$105
per month

VDSL

$69-$109
per month

Fibre 100

$65-$129
per month

Hyperfibre

$149-$199
per month

Download speed and average plan pricing by product data were obtained from these sources:

What makes a good internet connection?

The 100 Mbps story - why you need it

When choosing a fibre broadband plan, you’ll need to think about how fast you want your broadband connection to be. If you're streaming video or playing games online go for a speed of 100 Mbps or higher.

VDSL vs ADSL

Fibre is your best choice, delivering the highest performance with speeds up to 900Mbps. But if fibre isn’t yet an option for you, VDSL is next in line, delivering an immediate speed increase from ADSL.

Decided what’s best for you? Check what’s available at your address.

Made your decision? Here’s what to do next:

1

Check what’s available to you

Before you sign up for a new broadband plan, find out what’s available at your address.

2

Contact your broadband provider

Because Chorus only manages the network, you will have to order your preferred broadband plan through your service provider. Here are some tips on what to ask for when speaking with your provider.

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Tips for talking with your provider

To ensure you get the best possible online experience, it’s important to ask the right questions when ordering your broadband plan through your service provider. Here are some tips on what to ask.

What speed can I get?

Ask your broadband provider:

  • Is this the fastest broadband connection I can get at my house?
  • What speed am I going to get at my place at peak hours of the day (when more people are online)?

Tip:

For the best experience, and to get the most out of your connection, we recommend plans of 100Mbps or above.

How much data do I need?

Ask your broadband provider:

  • What happens if I go over my data cap – how much does it cost?
  • If I buy a capped plan today, can I increase it free of charge within my contract period if my usage changes?

Tip:

If in doubt, we recommend going on an unlimited plan so you can keep doing everything you love online, without restriction.

Do you have the right equipment?

Ask your broadband provider:

Tip:

If you’re shopping around for a new modem, compare the specs of different models and buy the best you can afford. It can make a significant difference to your online experience.

Still unsure?

We hope the information on this page has been helpful, but we understand there is a lot to think about when deciding on the best broadband option for you. If you’re still unsure, feel free to share this page with a tech savvy friend or family member who might be able to help.

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