Internet has changed the way we live our lives and is fundamental in many aspects. The New Zealand Government is leading the UFB (Ultra-fast Broadband) initiative to bring better and faster internet to nearly 85% of New Zealanders by the end of 2024. As of 2018, 75% of the build work is completed.
Fibre is distributed by a Local Fibre company (LFC) which will depend on the location. They will run fibre cables down a street and then leave a service line at property boundries, ready for connection. The property owner can then request fibre from an Internet Service Provider (Like MyRepublic) of their choosing. The LFC will then send out technicians to connect the service lead to an Optical Network Termination point (ONT) installed inside the property.
- Reliable - provides a great experience with consistent speeds and no buffering even at the busiest time of day
- Capacity - dedicated capacity for multiple devices to watch, play, listen, post, work, chat, all at the same time without any loss of quality
- Fastest speeds - the faster the connection the faster data moves through it which means you can do more in a shorter space of time
Why should I migrate from VDSL?
Although VDSL is the fastest copper broadband product, it is still running on the old copper cables installed into the ground years ago. As it transmits electrical signal over copper to your home, it is susceptible to interference and can even be affected by the weather! Speeds also depend on how far away you are from the nearest exchange or cabinet.
Fibre on the other hand, runs at the speed of light! Fibre is the best broadband in New Zealand, providing a consistently reliable connection along with ultra-fast speeds. Fibre uses a light signal to transmit data over a fibre optic cable to and from your house and because light signals are not impacted by distance or interference, it's far more reliable. If fibre is available at your place, we recommend upgrading today.