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Orcon announces NZ Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) plans

, posted: 7-Mar-2012 12:01

Last year the NZ Tech Podcast launched an NZ UFB page - this has been updated today to include new Ultra Fast Broadband offerings from Orcon. These are plans that will ultimately be available to some 75% of New Zealanders over the coming years.

A summary of the main plans from Orcon is as follows.

Orcon (Nationwide) - residential

  1. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 5G data, 1 phone line, unlimited NZ landline calls: $75
  2. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 30G data, 1 phone line: $75
  3. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 60G data, 1 phone line: $89
  4. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 100G data, 1 phone line: $99
  5. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 1000G (1TB) data, 1 phone line: $199
  6. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 30G data, 1 phone line: $110
  7. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 60G data, 1 phone line: $124
  8. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 100G data, 1 phone line: $134
  9. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 1000G (1TB) data, 1 phone line: $234

Orcon (Nationwide) - business

  1. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 30G data, 2 phone lines: $169+gst
  2. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 60G data, 2 phone lines: $179+gst
  3. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 100G data, 2 phone lines: $199+gst
  4. 30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 1000G (1TB) data, 2 phone lines: $419+gst
  5. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 30G data, 2 phone lines: $199+gst
  6. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 60G data, 2 phone lines: $209+gst
  7. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 100G data, 2 phone lines: $229+gst
  8. 100Mb/s (down), 50Mb/s (up), 1000G (1TB) data, 2 phone lines: $449+gst

Note business plans offers more features than residential plans including availability of multiple IP addresses, etc.

More detailed coverage can be found on the NZ Tech Podcast page covering UFB in NZ. This page also contains links to coverage maps, etc. 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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Comment by Steve, on 7-Mar-2012 12:04

Seems too good to be true. 100GB of data @ 100Mbps and a VoIP line for $134? Where do I sign?


Comment by hellonearthis, on 7-Mar-2012 13:25

What will the capped speeds be? ADSL??


Comment by codyc1515, on 7-Mar-2012 13:34

I find it a little strange that there is no plan with 100Mbps Down & 100Mbps Up. What might be the reason for this?


Comment by Brendon, on 7-Mar-2012 14:12

On the Orcon website it says that plan #5 (1TB) costs $199, not $109 as listed here.

The only problem I have with these plans are the data sizes. I would like more than 100GB, but I do not need as much as 1TB and don't want to pay as much as $199 per month for internet. If they had a plan that were say, $130 for 300GB then I would sign up right now.


Comment by josh, on 7-Mar-2012 14:22

30Mb/s (down), 10Mb/s (up), 1000G (1TB) data, 1 phone line: $109
?? thats a mistake surely.


Comment by Paul Spain, on 7-Mar-2012 14:45

Sorry, there was a typo in the 1TB 30mbs/10mbs plan. This has been corrected now.


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