Types of broadband used by NZ businesses
Fibre is among the fastest connection types used by businesses in the country. It’s made out of fibre optic cables capable of delivering faster speeds than the traditional copper lines Switching to fibre increases employee productivity and overall performance of your business.
Cable broadband is a mix of copper and fibre cables, available only in Wellington, Christchurch and Kapiti Coast. It’s not subject to disruption caused by the weather, so signals remain consistent at all times.
VDSL connection uses old copper telephone lines, available in most establishments in NZ. While the country is leaning towards fibre broadband, there are places that still use VDSL to access the internet. This is a good alternative where fibre is not yet available in your area.
Wireless internet uses radio waves through an antenna installed on your property. This is a good option for businesses located in most rural areas of NZ.
ADSL uses copper telephone lines in most houses and buildings with coverage longer but slower than VDSL. You can’t choose your connection but you get the maximum speed that the equipment can handle.