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What Is Hyperfibre Broadband?

For those wanting ultra-fast broadband here in New Zealand, fibre is the most popular choice. But it’s not the quickest option. If you require crazy-fast broadband, Hyperfibre offers the speed you need. So what is Hyperfibre? Canstar Blue explains.

Fibre 300/100 is the most popular internet plan in New Zealand. And for almost all of us, it’s more than suitable. In fact, many of us probably don’t even need these speeds, but because this is essentially the industry standard, it’s what most of us opt for.

For extra data-hungry households, it’s easy to upgrade this to a top-of-the-line Fibre Pro/Max plan (roughly 900/500Mbps). And this should be plenty for nearly all households and most small businesses. Although, technically speaking, you can still go faster. Which is where Hyperfibre comes in.

What is hyperfibre?

Hyperfibre uses the existing fibre network but, through the installation of a special Optical Network Terminal (ONT) in place of your existing Fibre box, it can deliver speeds far beyond a standard fibre connection.

In fact, it can deliver speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. However, it’s worth noting that Hyperfibre plans usually come with speed options, and there are plans starting from just 2000Mbps.

What are the advantages of Hyperfibre?

Speed, speed, and more speed. Hyperfibre essentially provides the platform to have an ever-scaling setup of devices all accessing seamless, (near) lag-free, superfast wi-fi. And that speed can provide some excellent benefits:

For businesses

The most likely application for hyperfibre is within a business context.

Hyperfibre offers low latency which means the technology allows processing of a high volume of data messages with minimal delay. So, this ultrafast fibre offers great potential for businesses that transfer large amounts of data, such as in creative industries.

According to Chorus, the technology also offers great opportunities for industries that rely on real-time communication and high-resolution images, such as remote medical diagnostics and surgery, as well as gaming and interactive entertainment services.

For households

Hyperfibre doesn’t offer much benefit for households. Mainly due to the fact for almost every household in NZ, a Fibre 900/500 plan will be enough. And paying more for speeds you don’t use isn’t of benefit.

However, while an 8000Mbps hyperfibre plan may be overkill for anyone that isn’t a large-scale business, a 2000Mbps plan may be a suitable choice for a household with several gamers/streamers and/or members working from home in broadband-intensive roles.

In this case, everyone will be able to partake in their data-intensive activities at the same time, without experiencing significant lag or dips in speed.

Who provides hyperfibre?

Hyperfibre is not available in all areas (around 75% of towns and cities), and currently only one major provider, 2degrees, offers it, and then only to new customers signing up directly for a Hyperfibre plan, not existing customers. However, there are a few smaller broadband providers offering hyperfibre.


2degrees currently has two unlimited hyperfibre plans. Both are eligible for a $10/month discount for customers with a 2degrees pay monthly mobile plan.

Hyperfibre 2 ($139/month*)

  • Up to 2000Mbps download/upload speed
  • Free Orbi Hyperfibre modem rental on a 12 month term ($15 shipping fee)
  • Early exit fee (up to $199) applies on a 12 month plan
  • Open term plan available, with the following costs:
    • Connection fee: $99
    • Modem charge: $599 + $15 shipping fee

Hyperfibre 4 ($169/month*)

  • Up to 4000Mbps download/upload speed
  • Free Orbi Hyperfibre modem rental on a 12 month term ($15 shipping fee)
  • Early exit fee (up to $199) applies on a 12 month plan
  • Open term plan available, with the following costs:
    • Connection fee: $99
    • Modem charge: $599 + $15 shipping fee

*Undiscounted price.


Zeronet has just one unlimited hyperfibre plan on offer, available on a 12-month contract or open term plan.

Zeronet Hyperfibre ($159.99/month)

  • $79.99/month for the first six months on a 12 month contract
  • $169.99/month on an open plan
  • Up to 2000Mbps upload/download
  • $34.99 connection fee
  • $15 modem delivery fee
  • Free rental router on a 12-month fixed term plan ($59.99 on an open term plan)


Quick is a no-frills internet company intended for tech-savvy customers who can set-up and maintain their own internet with minimal technical support from Quic.

Rocket 2G from Quic Broadband ($135/month)

  • Unlimited data
  • Up to 2000Mbps upload/download
  • BYO router
  • Open term
  • $29 connection fee


Econofibre offers three unlimited hyperfibre plans, each charges a $50 connection fee:

Hyperfibre 2 ($114/month)

  • Up to 2000Mbps upload/download

Hyperfibre 4 ($150/month)

  • Up to 4000Mbps upload/download

Hyperfibre 8 ($280/month)

  • Up to 8000Mbps upload/download

All Econofibre hyperfibre plans are open term and allow BYO router. Fees apply for a Econofibre modem.


Worldnet has three hyperfibre plans:

Hyperfibre 2G ($109/m on 12-month contract)

  • Unlimited data
  • Up to 2000Mbps upload/download
  • $119/month on an open-term plan

Hyperfibre 4G ($149/m on 12-month contract)

  • Unlimited data
  • Up to 4000Mbps upload/download
  • $159/month on an open-term plan

Hyperfibre 8G ($280/m on 12-month contract)

  • Unlimited data
  • Up to 8000Mbps upload/download
  • $295/month on an open-term plan

All Worldnet hyperfibre plans allow BYO router or you can purchase a router from Worldnet, delivery fees applies.

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About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Content Producer, Caitlin Bingham. Caitlin is an experienced writer whose passion for creativity led her to study communication and journalism. She began her career freelancing as a content writer, before joining the Canstar team.

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