What speed can I expect?

At Skinny we want to make sure you have the best internet you can get, so we’ll connect you on the best connection type available at your address.

 

Our modem supports ADSL, VDSL and UFB connections. Depending on where you live there can be a couple of different connection types.

 

ADSL

ADSL is the most common type of broadband used in NZ due to the technology used to provide it. It runs over the existing copper phone cabling to an address. It’s great for general internet usage such as streaming and browsing. ADSL runs generally between 5 and 20Mbps download, with around 1Mbps upload. However, it is highly dependent on your distance from the local cabinet or exchange, and the quality of wiring in between. If you’re unsure what you should be getting at your house, give our team a call on 0800 4 SKINNY.

 

VDSL

VDSL is similar to ADSL in that it it uses the existing copper cabling to get you your address. VDSL is great for houses where there are lots of people using the internet at the same time, as it can run much faster than ADSL, especially on the upload. Most VDSL lines run between 10 and 30Mbps down, and 3-10Mbps upload. Some VDSL lines can run even faster than this if your address is close to the cabinet. Like ADSL, VDSL speeds are dependent on your distance from the local cabinet or exchange, and the quality of wiring in between. If you’re unsure what you should be getting at your house, give our team a call on 0800 4 SKINNY.



UFB

UFB is the best type of internet connection available in NZ at the moment. It is delivered via fibre optic cable, and offers much higher speeds and reliability than ADSL or VDSL. As UFB doesn’t use the old copper phone cables, in many cases it’ll require a new cable and ONT to be installed, which we’ll organise and keep you updated on as the connection progresses.

Comments (1)
Comment by Felix Lee on Thu, Jan 5th, 2017 at 12:12 PM
The median speed for Chorus VDSL is 50Mbps (source: https://www.chorus.co.nz/VDSL). And the maximum upload is 30Mbps (example: http://imgur.com/a/5nX4a this is the line in the VCO office)
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