Where can I get the good stuff?
Good news – Gig services are available in 21 cities and towns around the country. Click here to see if you can get it. More locations to follow.
How fast is it?
Real fast. BUT, and we want to make this clear, we are at the bleeding edge here. You’ll get blistering fast speeds, but the way the internet works means that it will never be 1Gbps. The term Gig describes the category of product but actual broadband speeds will always be less than 1Gbps due to restrictions of this generation of technology. If you do a wired speedtest, you should see 700-900Mbps, this variance on speed will depend on the speedtest server location and capacity, we recommend you use linetest.nz from a desktop computer. If you download an Apple iOS update, it’s not going to come down at 1Gbps. But it will be fast, as our network is built to support 1Gbps. More than 50% of our network traffic is hosted in New Zealand, so your Netflix, updates, and some downloads will come from our network and be snappy as.
Standard installs are currently free. Transfers from another fibre provider are currently free (and are quick and easy!). Later Spark, Later Vodafone. Any questions – just drop our fibre team a line on 0800 564 687.
We’ll send you a Fritzbox 7490 to use while you’re with Orcon. It’s a high-quality modem designed to give you the best performance possible on this new plan. It has 1GE interface for WAN & LAN and a super-fast dual core processor with German engineering. Wi-Fi speeds up to 1.3Gbps (5Ghz frequency) and up to 450Mbps on 2.4Ghz (used for long range Wi-Fi)
Sign me up, when do I get the Xbox?
We’ll ship your Xbox once the install goes live. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the fibre installation is completed. Enjoy!
Want to upgrade to Gig? Just give our team a call on 0800 564 687 and they’ll run you through the option.
The not so small print
The term Gig describes the category of product, actual broadband speeds will always be less than 1Gbps due to restrictions of this generation of technology. Xbox Offer valid for a limited time only and is subject to change by Orcon without notice. Not valid with any other offers. 24 month contract and $500 Early termination fee applies. Xbox One S will be shipped once a Fibre connection is established. Xbox One S black vertical stand pictured not included. Fibre modem rental is included. Shipping fee of $9.95 applies. Full terms and conditions at orcon.net.nz/about/terms_and_conditions.