Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between ADSL and VDSL?
ADSL and VDSL are connected using a telephone line. However, VDSL is considered more stable and can support applications like HDTV, VoIP and general internet access on a single network.
Should I choose VDSL or Fibre?
It’s best to upgrade to fibre if it’s already available in your area. Unlike VDSL broadband, fibre uses fibre optic cabling. This gives more consistent and faster speeds.
How fast are Fibre plans?
There are multiple Fibre plans available based on your needs:
- Fibre can deliver fibre speeds up to 30mbps downstream and 10mbps upstream.
- Ultra Fibre 100 can deliver Fibre speeds up to 100mbps downstream and 20mbps upstream. Ultra Fibre 200 can provide speeds of up to 200Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream.
- Ultra Fibre Gigatown can provide an amazing 1000Mbps downstream and 500Mbps upstream.
What factors affect my VDSL speeds?
Actual speeds for fibre, VDSL, and ADSL internet plans can be affected by many factors including your modem and computer technology, internal home wiring, and other environmental factors.
Who offers the best VDSL broadband?
There are plenty of local providers that offer VDSL plans like Vodafone, Spark, 2Degrees, Now, MyRepublic, Nova Energy, and many more. Compare prices using the CompareBear comparison tool and find the best connection for your needs and budget.
What is the fastest VDSL speeds?
Speeds vary between 20 and 70Mbps depending on your plan.
Is VDSL better than cable internet?
Both offer high-speed internet to New Zealand homes and businesses. Cable internet is a mix of copper and fibre cables available only in Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, and Christchurch.