The Copper Broadband Network

Copper is muuch more than just a type of metal!

Copper is the term that you will have heard used to describe the original broadband network in New Zealand (and in most places across the world).

Copper is basically the original telephone network within New Zealand.  It was the original communications network that delivers voice calls on your landline.  The first broadband network, the one that the majority of Kiwis still use is the copper network.  This is basically using the existing copper telephone lines to deliver a broadband service.  Because this network is using existing infrastructure it is the most widely available broadband service, but broadband performance over copper can vary a lot, and there are 3 different types of technology that run on it - VDSL, ADSL2+ or ADSL – you can read more about those by clicking their ‘name’.

The copper network has a number of limitations, not least distance.  In the case of distance on the copper network, the further away you are from the telephone cabinet or telephone exchange, the slower your broadband speed will be.  The copper broadband network in New Zealand can deliver VDSL services within approximately 800m of the nearest telephone cabinet; ADSL 2+ within two kilometres of the cabinet and ADSL within six kilometres of the cabinet;

The copper network was designed for voice calls and the achievements made in repurposing it to deliver broadband internet should not be devalued, but it is a technology in terminal decline and fibre is very much the future of broadband in New Zealand.

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  • Offers are for new residential customers only
  • Pricing does not automatically increase after the term of the contract has ended
  • $14.95 P&H fee will be charged on all routers shipped to customers
  • An Early Termination Fee of up to $240 applies and an unreturned router charge will be applied in accordance with MyRepublic’s Residential One Time Charges guide
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  • The two months free broadband offer (“the offer”) applies to your first 2 months base plan charges on your new Skinny Fixed Line account. The offer is only available to customers who do not currently purchase broadband from Skinny and have not had broadband with Skinny within the last 90 days. The offer is available for a limited time only.
  • Offer applies to new Skinny customers signing up to any of the following plans, on a 12-month term:
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    • VDSL
    • Uncapped Fibre 30
    • Uncapped Fibre 100
    • Uncapped Fibre 200
    • Uncapped Fibre Ultra
  • The offer includes a free modem and standard broadband connection for ADSL, VDSL and fibre customers. $10 modem shipping and handling fee applies. Non-standard installation charges apply.
  • If you leave Skinny before the end of your 12-month contract, an early exit fee of $199 will apply if you leave in the first 6 months and $99 of you leave in the second 6 months. The offer is subject to change without notice.
  • The offer will be applied to your Skinny account as a credit for 100% of your base plan charges. The offer does not include any additional services which will be charged at full price, including during the first 2 months of your new Skinny plan.
  • This offer may not be combined with any other “new customer” promotional offers. It may only be combined with other publicly available offers on the Skinny website (an “other offer”), provided you are eligible for the other offer at the date you sign up, the other offer is not a ‘new customer’ offer and the combination of the other offer and this offer is not prohibited in the terms of the other offer.
  • Broadband not available everywhere and speeds vary. Local Fibre Company terms apply if you have a fibre connection. Skinny's Broadband Customer Terms and Conditions apply to all Skinny broadband plans.
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These promotional offer terms form part of your Agreement with NOW and should be read in conjunction with NOW’s Residential Customer Terms and Conditions. In the event of any inconsistency between these Offer Terms and any other clause of the Agreement, these Offer Terms take precedence.
 
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1. This offer is only available on a 12-month contract term and includes ADSL, VDSL and Fibre 100/20.
2. Half price on monthly fee for 6 months is applied via 6 recurring monthly account credits of $42.50 excluding the first part month.
3. You can use your own modem, but this must be compatible with the selected NOW network. For more information please refer to - Can I use my own Modem
4. A modem can also be purchased with a one-off charge of $120 applied to your first invoice or you can select twelve installments of $10 per month over twelve months. Please note; $14 Postage and packaging fee applies for modem delivery.
5. Non-standard ADSL and VDSL connections may incur an installation charge which will be explained to you prior to connection.
6. An early termination fee ($199) will apply if you cancel this service prior to the first 12 months after joining.
 

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