A handful of service providers stepped forward since I published the guide to fast UFB services for residential users last week. As we said at the time, the market is fast-moving with new providers coming on stream all the time.
I’m interested in the faster 100/50Mbps fibre plans because the slower 30/10Mbps fibre speed isn’t much of a step up from copper.
You can get that much from the copper network and VDSL providing your house is not too far from a Chorus cabinet. Some VDSL customers do better.
The listing is simple for now. It just shows the service provider with a link to its website, the company’s top data plan and the price, along with the cost of data if you go over the cap.
Prices vary a great deal. That’s because different service providers bundle in extras like VoIP services and more advanced configurations.
Some providers are regional specialists and don’t cover the country.
|Service provider||Data GB||Monthly charge $||$ per extra GB|
a) Lightwire has soft caps, if you continue to run over you’ll be asked to move to a higher plan
b) Snap sells additional 100GB data blocks for $15.
c) Orcon’s unlimited plan has fair use limits and the company pools available data. Read that as “if you’re a huge user you may run up against the limits of unlimited”.