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UFB Fibre Internet: Pricing Plans, ISPs, Maps, Speed

Telecom NZ launch unlimited broadband plans

For the third time in it’s history, Telecom NZ have launched unlimited broadband plans. Catering to UFB, VDSL and ADSL – the plans put the nation’s largest ISP (approx. 50% market share) in competition with ISPs who have traditionally been those focused on unlimited plans. The UFB related pricing is detailed on the UFB NZ pricing plans page. Telecom have launched a TV commercial which user a new name for those with unlimited internet – ‘Giganaires’. The advert quickly gained attention due to controversy and media attention. For more on this topic, Telecom NZ’s unlimited broadband offering was discussed on Episode 178 of the NZ Tech...

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Telecom NZ launches Ultra Fibre UFB plans

At 12noon today Telecom NZ finally launched their own Ultra-fast Broadband offering into the New Zealand market. Industry observers see this as an important step that is likely to lead to much stronger uptake of Ultra-fast Broadband internet capabilities by New Zealanders – particularly in metro residential and business environments. Initial coverage reaches regions covered by the Chorus UFB network. Regions covered by the other Local Fibre Companies (LFCs) are being trialed and the moment and will launch once the trials have finished. Telecom says initially they will not be policing data caps on UFB initially – so effectively useage is unlimited. The highlights of the plans are as follows (will be completed as this information is shared with us): Residential UltraFibre 30: $95/month for 50GB data, 30Mb/s download, 10Mb/s upload, 1 phone line UltraFibre 100: $125/month for 50GB...

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UFB in the spotlight on TV3

This week, Paul Spain, editor of this website (and founder of Gorilla Technology and the NZ Tech Podcast) was featured on TV3’s Firstline in a brief discussion about Ultra-fast Broadband with host Rachel Smalley. Expect more attention for the NZ Government’s Ultra-fast Broadband initiative as it’s footprint increases and the largest telecommunications providers (such as Telecom NZ and Vodafone NZ) start offering UFB services. Read the associated story at, or jump straight to the video...

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Telecom NZ consumer UFB coming early 2013

Today Telecom New Zealand’s interim CEO Chris Quin revealed the company will begin offering Ultra-Fast Broadband to consumers in the “early part of next year”. It appears as though NZ’s largest telco and Internet provider is waiting to see what competitors offer before announcing their own UFB plans. [Read more at:...

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