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Now Broadband

NOW Broadband might not be as well known as some bigger internet brands in New Zealand, but it’s certainly made an impact on Kiwi consumers, having won Canstar’s award for Most Satisfied Customers | Broadband multiple times in the past.

The home-grown company has come a long way since its establishment nearly 20 years ago, as a rural provider in Hawke’s Bay. Since then, it has grown into a nationwide company with offices across the country. NOW offers a range of VDSL and fibre broadband plans:


125GB: $85/month – 70/10Mbps

Unlimited:$95/month – 70/10Mbps


125GB: $85/month – 300/100Mbps

Unlimited: $95/month – 300/100Mbps

Ultra Unlimited: $105/month – 846/497Mbps


  • Home tech assist membership: $9.95/month
  • Home assist membership: $16/month. Includes two in-home visits per year, unlimited remote home tech assistance and 10% off NOW’s smart-home product range (12-month terms apply)
  • Whole home wi-fi router kits for coverage in large or multi-level homes: $120, $240 & $360. Pay off over 12 or 24 months.

How does NOW broadband compare?

Below is an overview of 300/100Mbps broadband deals on offer from major providers in New Zealand.

Broadband Provider Unlimited Broadband Deal
$ Per Month
Modem shipping: $10
$68.75 (Includes current deal: 1 month free on 12-month contract)
($59.58 with $27 or above 4-weekly Skinny mobile plan)
Save further $5/m for 12 months for BYO modem.
Free modem on 12-month plan. $150 on open term.
Standard price: $75/m
Only offers broadband + power bundles
Bundle deals only, no fixed term:
$49: broadband + power
$70: fibre broadband + power
Slingshot* $77 (Includes deal: $20/m discount on 12-month contract)
(Current deal also includes extra $100 bonus credit, bringing total cost to $68.66/m for first 12 months)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Standard price: $97/m
2degrees* $80 (Includes deal: $17/m discount on 12-month contract)
($70 with 2degrees monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $5/m
Bigpipe $79
$49 connection fee applies
Electric Kiwi
Only offers broadband + power bundles
$2.65/day (equivalent to $80.60/m)
BYO modem or buy/rent-to-buy one for $150.
Sky Broadband Non-Sky TV subscriber: $90 | Subscriber: $80
(Sky Starter Package, $25.99/m)
(Current deal: 50% off for first three months,
equal to $78.75/m | $70/m for first 12 months.)
One NZ* $91/m
($81/m with One NZ pay monthly mobile plan)
BYO modem or rent one for $4/m on 12-month plan
No fixed term with BYO modem
Nova Energy* $95 broadband only (no fixed term)
$75: broadband + power
Now $95
(10% power bundle discount + $5 per added mobile plan)
BYO modem or buy one for $120
Orcon* $97
Spark Modem extra $150,
or BYO on fibre plans*
(Includes Standard Netflix worth $18.49/m,
equivalent to $78.51/m.
Plus McAfee Security Standard,
worth $4.95/m)

*$15 one-off modem delivery fee (Prices correct as of 28/02/24)

What’s the deal with NOW broadband?

While NOW’s broadband plans are in line with offerings from other telcos, NOW excels in its focus on and commitment to customer service. If you are not tech savvy, NOW offers a range of home tech assist subscriptions, to aid with issues including fixing poor wi-fi coverage and slow internet.

It also offers a range of home phone services, including:

  • Home phone line: $5/month
  • Smart service bundle (voicemail, caller id, call divert): $5/month
  • Variety of calling packs

To help Kiwi consumers choose the best broadband providers, Canstar surveys thousands of broadband customers and asks them to score their providers across categories including Value for Money, Network Performance and Customer Service. To read the results of our full research and to find out more about NZ’s best broadband providers, just click on the big button below:

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