Orcon has come out with the first retail pricing plans for UFB, starting at $75 a month for households and $169 for business connections.
A 1,000GB plan starts at $199 for residential users.
Orcon says customers already using Orcon Genius, its fibre-ready VOIP phone and wireless modem, will see no change to their monthly bill, while some of the new business fibre plans are actually lower than current charges.
“The nationwide rollout of fibre in New Zealand is one of the most important investments this country has ever seen – it is going to completely change the way we do business and the way we live our lives,” chief executive Scott Bartlett said.
Bartlett said with speeds of up to 100 times faster than traditional copper lines, the opportunities fibre offers are vast.
“Current broadband speeds just aren’t enabling our people,” he said.
“Fibre is fast, it’s reliable and it’s purpose-built for the future. It will radically change how we work and play.”
The first UFB-enabled centres are Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei, Rotorua, Palmerston North and Blenheim. Fibre will continue to be rolled out to three-quarters of New Zealand households and businesses over the next eight years, as part of the government’s $1.5b UFB initiative.
Check on the status of your area at chorus.co.nz/fibre-rollout-map.
RESIDENTIAL (provided via Orcon Genius)
Fast: 30Mbps down / 10Mbps up
$75 – 30Gb cap
$89 – 60Gb cap
$99 – 100Gb cap
$199 – 1,000Gb cap
Super Fast: 100Mbps down / 30Mbps up
$110 – 30Gb cap
$124 – 60Gb cap
$134 – 100Gb cap
$234 – 1,000Gb cap
Business fibre pricing plans start at $169+GST (30Mbps/10Mbps/5Mbps/5Mbps) or $199+GST (100Mbps/50Mbps/10Mbps/2.5Mbps) for a basic business package including 30GB of data per month and two built-in VoIP phone lines.