Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

First Ultra Fast Broadband (Fibre) prices for Auckland and Christchurch

, posted: 11-Feb-2012 21:41

Today the NZ Tech Podcast NZ UFB page was updated. The big news is the first pricing for residential (and business) Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) services in the Auckland and Christchurch regions has been made public. This first pricing comes from WorldNet - an Auckland based Internet Service Provider (ISP) who quietly put the information online in recent days.

As first mover WorldNet have the opportunity to dictate initial market pricing. Based on WorldNet's ADSL pricing compared with other ISPs it's likely there will be some variance when others start announcing pricing in the coming weeks.

WorldNet (Auckland, Christchurch) - residential UFB packages:

  1. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 10G data, 1 phone line: $69.95
  2. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 50G data, 1 phone line: $79.95
  3. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 100G data, 1 phone line: $89.95
  4. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 150G data, 1 phone line: $99.95
  5. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 200G data, 1 phone line: $109.95
  6. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 250G data, 1 phone line: $119.95
  7. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 300G data, 1 phone line: $129.95

    WorldNet (Auckland, Christchurch) - business UFB packages:

    1. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 50G data, 1 phone line: $99
    2. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 100G data, 1 phone line: $119
    3. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 200G data, 1 phone line: $189
    4. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 350G data: $299
    5. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 550G data: $439

    Pricing for Whangarei has been available for sometime as UFB has been available in the region since last year.

    Ubergroup (Whangerei) - residential and business UFB packages:

    1. 50Mb/s (up/down), 150GB data, 1 phone line: $99
    2. 50Mb/s (up/down), 250GB data, 1 phone line: $199

    More detailed coverage can be found on the original NZ Tech Podcast page covering UFB in NZ. Also, be sure to check out NZ Tech Podcast - Episode 43 where John Greenhough - CTO of Crown Fibre Holdings was interviewed.



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