Your broadband options explained

ADSL

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

  • 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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FIBRE

  • 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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FIBRE PRO

  • 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.
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Why should you ask for better?

Faster connection speed

The faster your connection, the faster data moves through it meaning you can do more in a shorter space of time.

More reliable connection

At busy times of day your speed can drop. A more reliable connection means more consistent speed when you need most.

More data

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

Your broadband options explained

Broadband technologies

There’s a number of methods that Kiwis can use to get online which can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Here’s a look at the most common broadband technologies available.

Fibre

Copper

Mobile

Wireless

Satellite

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.

Copper

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.

Mobile

Mobile broadband is great for staying connected when you’re out and about. It uses a wireless connection between the nearest cell tower and your phone to access the Internet. Mobile broadband isn’t available from Chorus; you’ll need to contact a mobile phone provider.

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.

Satellite

This is the most effective way to reach remote areas as coverage can extend to anywhere in New Zealand but you will need a satellite dish installed at your property.
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Getting the best from your broadband.

Getting the best out of your broadband isn’t just about speed. A combination of the best connections, best plan, and best set-up will give you the best experience.

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UFB2 ROLLOUT

Ultra-fast fibre broadband is coming to 200,000 more homes.

We’re working with Crown Fibre Holdings to extend New Zealand’s fibre network to more of the country. Learn more about our UFB2 initiative.

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