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Compare broadband plans in NZ: the best deals in August 2022

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New Zealanders have lots of choice when it comes to broadband, which makes it quite tricky when you’re hunting for the right plan. You’ll want to think about which speed tier you’ll need, how much data you’ll use, and of course, your budget.

Chorus has also recently completed an upgrade to the fibre network, which has tripled the speed of the previous 100Mbps tier. These plans now offer download speeds of up to 300Mbps, and upload speeds of 100Mbps (up from just 20Mbps).

These significantly improved speeds are typically labelled as Fibre 300 by the telcos, and most major broadband providers now offer them. If you’re still on a Fibre 100 plan, contact your provider to see if you can upgrade to faster internet, or read on to see our recommended plan.

Below, we’ve laid out what we think are the best broadband plans currently on offer in New Zealand. Whether you’re looking for the most affordable option, the fastest speeds or the overall best value, you’ll find a recommendation here. If you’d like, click the links to skip ahead to the speed you want:

Noteworthy broadband deals

Many internet providers are offering discounts on their broadband plans, so we've selected the best of these below. To see our plan recommendations, scroll down to find what we think are the overall best picks:

Best broadband plans

Best Fibre 300 plan

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Now | Fibre 300/100 | Unlimited data | 12-month contract | NZ$42.50p/m (first 6 months, then NZ$85p/m) (opens in new tab)

If you want a Fibre 300 plan, we think Now has the winning combination. Its introductory offer will see you pay just NZ$42.50 a month for your first six months on the plan, after which the price will increase to NZ$85 a month ongoing. While a few other providers have a similar offer, Now is highly rated in online reviews (opens in new tab) – a rare feat for a telco. Do note that you’ll need to sign up for a 12-month contract to land this deal, and if you decide to leave early, a termination fee of NZ$199 applies.

Total minimum cost: NZ$241.50* | Total cost for first year: NZ$765 | Yearly cost after discount: AU$1,020

*Includes any applicable service termination and hardware fees.

Best Fibre 950 plan

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2degrees | Fibre 950/500 | Unlimited data | 12-month contract | NZ$80p/m (opens in new tab)

This plan from 2degrees comes on a 12-month contract, and with this Broadband Compare exclusive offer, you’ll pay just NZ$80 a month for an entire year. You’ll also get a six-month subscription to Amazon Prime Video and Neon completely free with this plan. You are able to bring your own router, but if you’d like to pick one up from 2degrees you’ll have to pay a NZ$15 delivery fee. If you decide to leave your contract early, a termination fee of NZ$199 applies.

Total minimum cost: NZ$279* | Total cost for first year: NZ$960

*Includes any applicable service termination and hardware fees.

Best Hyperfibre plan

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MyRepublic | Fibre 2000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | NZ$129p/m (save NZ$30p/m) (opens in new tab)

For blisteringly fast broadband, you could consider signing up to this Fibre 2000 plan from MyRepublic. This plan reports an average download speed of 2Gbps, and you’ll pay NZ$129 each month. That’s inclusive of a NZ$30 discount every month, and that reduced price holds for as long as you stay connected to the plan. There’s no installation fee, and it also comes on a no lock-in contract, so there’s no cancellation fees. Do note though that this plan is only available in Chorus areas that support it.

Total minimum cost: NZ$143.95* | Total cost for first year: NZ$1,548

*Includes any applicable service termination and hardware fees.

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Jasmine Gearie
Jasmine Gearie

Jasmine Gearie is TechRadar Australia’s resident deals expert, with a keen eye for hunting down the best Aussie discounts on everything from laptops and phones to cameras, headphones and mobile and NBN plans. She doesn’t buy anything without doing a little research first, and she wants to help you do the same.