Home Support Centre Broadband What is VDSL?

What is VDSL?

VDSL is the fastest of our copper broadband products as it uses our fibre network to get to a cabinet positioned on the street, and then the copper network from the cabinet to your house.  It is available to properties located up to 1200m of the local cabinet or exchange and approximately 80 percent of homes and businesses on the Chorus network could be using VDSL technology right now.  

Watch the video below to find out more and use our broadband checker to see if you could upgrade to VDSL today. 

Why get VDSL?

It’s faster and more reliable because it’s part fibre
VDSL uses our fibre network to get broadband to a cabinet near your home and then the copper network from the cabinet to your house.

You’ll have a better online experience
VDSL supports activities like streaming high definition TV, video calling, or uploading photos, with less buffering than basic broadband.

Upgrading is easy
It’s easy to switch to VDSL - place an order for VDSL with your chosen broadband provider, they’ll send you a new modem and you’ll be good to go.

Once your order has been placed with your broadband provider, they’ll contact us to get started on upgrading your connection. If VDSL is available at your address, we are usually able to upgrade you without a technician visiting your place.