Copper is the the most common communications network in New Zealand, and uses the existing copper phone lines to deliver ADSL Broadband and VDSL Broadband services. Because copper is the original communication infrastructure it's the most widely available broadband service. The speed performance you receive on DSL lines can depend on whether you have ADSL or VDSL.

Copper is the the most common communications network in New Zealand, and uses the existing copper phone lines to deliver ADSL Broadband and VDSL Broadband services. Because copper is the original communication infrastructure it's the most widely available broadband service. The speed performance you receive on DSL lines can depend on whether you have ADSL or VDSL.

Copper is the the most common communications network in New Zealand, and uses the existing copper phone lines to deliver ADSL Broadband and VDSL Broadband services. Because copper is the original communication infrastructure it's the most widely available broadband service. The speed performance you receive on DSL lines can depend on whether you have ADSL or VDSL.

ADSL

ADSL

ADSL

How fast is ADSL Broadband?

ADSL Broadband has been the standard in NZ for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. This should be plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.

For more info see the ADSL Offer Summary

How fast is ADSL Broadband?

ADSL Broadband has been the standard in NZ for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. This should be plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.

For more info see the ADSL Offer Summary

How fast is ADSL Broadband?

ADSL Broadband has been the standard in NZ for a long time and, depending on the quality of your lines, gives download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. The national average is about 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. This should be plenty for the basics like emailing, surfing the net and checking social networks.

For more info see the ADSL Offer Summary

VDSL

VDSL

VDSL

How much faster is VDSL Broadband?

Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.

Should I choose VDSL or Ultra Fast Fibre? (Ultra Fast Broadband)

If you can get both at your address then you should certainly consider fibre. It uses fibre optic cabling instead of copper which means the speeds are more consistent and faster. Fibre is can take a little longer to install than VSDL, but it's worth it.

Is it easy to install VDSL and how much does it cost?

It's super easy! When you order VDSL we offer a standard connection similar to ADSL. Please note you will still need a compatible modem to receive the full benefit of VDSL.

We have a range of VDSL plans and when you sign up to a 12 month contract standard installation and a top-spec modem is free too.

Do I need a new modem?

We'll send you a high spec compatible Wi-Fi modem before the installation date and you'll need to have this on hand when the work starts. The modem will then be connected to the new VDSL jack point. So ideally, the jack point and modem should be installed where you'll make most use of the internet; for example, next to a centrally located TV for game consoles or in an office for desktop computers.

Sign up with Spark for 12 months and the modem is free!

What if my speed isn't any faster than ADSL?

Once VDSL has been installed, a technician will fine-tune the new service. While this is going on there could be some variability in how your connection performs. After 10 days, if the speed is not consistently better than 15Mbps download, and we aren't able to improve things, you can switch back to standard ADSL at no extra charge or penalty.

For more info see the Ultra VDSL Offer Summary

How much faster is VDSL Broadband?

Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.

Should I choose VDSL or Ultra Fast Fibre? (Ultra Fast Broadband)

If you can get both at your address then you should certainly consider fibre. It uses fibre optic cabling instead of copper which means the speeds are more consistent and faster. Fibre is can take a little longer to install than VSDL, but it's worth it.

Is it easy to install VDSL and how much does it cost?

It's super easy! When you order VDSL we offer a standard connection similar to ADSL. Please note you will still need a compatible modem to receive the full benefit of VDSL.

We have a range of VDSL plans and when you sign up to a 12 month contract standard installation and a top-spec modem is free too.

Do I need a new modem?

We'll send you a high spec compatible Wi-Fi modem before the installation date and you'll need to have this on hand when the work starts. The modem will then be connected to the new VDSL jack point. So ideally, the jack point and modem should be installed where you'll make most use of the internet; for example, next to a centrally located TV for game consoles or in an office for desktop computers.

Sign up with Spark for 12 months and the modem is free!

What if my speed isn't any faster than ADSL?

Once VDSL has been installed, a technician will fine-tune the new service. While this is going on there could be some variability in how your connection performs. After 10 days, if the speed is not consistently better than 15Mbps download, and we aren't able to improve things, you can switch back to standard ADSL at no extra charge or penalty.

For more info see the Ultra VDSL Offer Summary

How much faster is VDSL Broadband?

Heaps faster than ADSL! Depending on your line quality, you could get download speeds of up to 70Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. There are a number of factors involved such as the condition of the copper cables and the distance from the nearest cabinet. The closer you are to the cabinet – the better.

Should I choose VDSL or Ultra Fast Fibre? (Ultra Fast Broadband)

If you can get both at your address then you should certainly consider fibre. It uses fibre optic cabling instead of copper which means the speeds are more consistent and faster. Fibre is can take a little longer to install than VSDL, but it's worth it.

Is it easy to install VDSL and how much does it cost?

It's super easy! When you order VDSL we offer a standard connection similar to ADSL. Please note you will still need a compatible modem to receive the full benefit of VDSL.

We have a range of VDSL plans and when you sign up to a 12 month contract standard installation and a top-spec modem is free too.

Do I need a new modem?

We'll send you a high spec compatible Wi-Fi modem before the installation date and you'll need to have this on hand when the work starts. The modem will then be connected to the new VDSL jack point. So ideally, the jack point and modem should be installed where you'll make most use of the internet; for example, next to a centrally located TV for game consoles or in an office for desktop computers.

Sign up with Spark for 12 months and the modem is free!

What if my speed isn't any faster than ADSL?

Once VDSL has been installed, a technician will fine-tune the new service. While this is going on there could be some variability in how your connection performs. After 10 days, if the speed is not consistently better than 15Mbps download, and we aren't able to improve things, you can switch back to standard ADSL at no extra charge or penalty.

For more info see the Ultra VDSL Offer Summary

Naked vs landline broadband

Naked vs landline broadband

Naked vs landline broadband

Quite simply, 'naked' is broadband only. You don't get a landline or phone number with naked broadband. If you have a monitored alarm, medical alarm, fax, or order pay per view movies, these services will no longer work without a landline. If you need those services, naked broadband will not be for you.

Quite simply, 'naked' is broadband only. You don't get a landline or phone number with naked broadband. If you have a monitored alarm, medical alarm, fax, or order pay per view movies, these services will no longer work without a landline. If you need those services, naked broadband will not be for you.

Quite simply, 'naked' is broadband only. You don't get a landline or phone number with naked broadband. If you have a monitored alarm, medical alarm, fax, or order pay per view movies, these services will no longer work without a landline. If you need those services, naked broadband will not be for you.

Broadband speed

Broadband speed

Broadband speed

Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will be affected by various factors including NZ and overseas networks, your modem and computer technology including WiFi capability, internal home wiring and other environmental factors.

Test Your Speed

Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will be affected by various factors including NZ and overseas networks, your modem and computer technology including WiFi capability, internal home wiring and other environmental factors.

Test Your Speed

Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will be affected by various factors including NZ and overseas networks, your modem and computer technology including WiFi capability, internal home wiring and other environmental factors.

Test Your Speed