VelocityNet Broadband Plans

Whether you’re looking for fibre, DSL or rural broadband, VelocityNet has a plan to get you connected

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Is VelocityNet broadband right for me?

  • Is VelocityNet right for me? Fibre, DSL and rural broadband plans
  • The highlights: Options for rural customers, range of data allowances
  • Watch out for: Expensive installation fees, not available everywhere

VelocityNet provides internet, network, hosting and phone solutions for residential, business and rural customers. Based in Invercargill, this provider gets South Islanders connected to broadband services but also caters for customers nationwide where coverage is available.

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Name Product Cost (per month) Maximum Speed (mbps) Minimum Contract (months) Unlimited Data?
VelocityNet Home Fibre 50/10 80GB
$75
50
No
VelocityNet Home Fibre 50/10 Unlimited
$95
50
Yes
VelocityNet Home Fibre 100/50 100GB
$105
100
No
VelocityNet Home Fibre 100/50 Unlimited
$115
100
Yes
VelocityNet Home Fibre 100/100 100GB
$135
100
No
VelocityNet Home Fibre 100/100 Unlimited
$150
100
Yes
VelocityNet Home DSL 80GB
$85
80
No
VelocityNet Home DSL Unlimited
$105
50
Yes
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Name Product Cost (per month) Maximum Speed (mbps) Minimum Contract (months) Unlimited Data?
MyRepublic Fibre 100
$69
100
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic VDSL Unlimited
$69
70
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic Gamer Fibre Pro
$95
950
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
MyRepublic Fibre Pro
$85
950
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $50 account credit for every friend that signs up for 12 months. BYO router on no-lock in contracts.
Vodafone Unlimited Broadband
$93
900
12
Yes
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $10 off your plan price each month if you have a Pay Monthly mobile plan with Vodafone.
2degrees Rural Broadband
$85
N/A
12
No
SIGN UP OFFER: Free Amazon Prime Video for 1 year and a $200 joining credit when you sign up on a 12-month unlimited plan.
Vodafone Wireless Broadband
$63
900
12
No
DISCOUNT OFFER: Get $10 off your plan price each month if you have a Pay Monthly mobile plan with Vodafone.
Slingshot Fibre 150GB
$54.95
100
12
No
DISCOUNT OFFER: $15 per month off the standard price on a 12 month plan (with a $250 fee for early termination). A $14.95 modem delivery charge applies. Ts&Cs apply
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Types of plans offered by VelocityNet with pricing

VelocityNet offers four types of broadband service with different plans to suit both light and heavy usage requirements.

If you are able to get Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) at your home, VelocityNet has Home Fibre Internet plans with varying speeds. Plans start from $75 per month for 80GB of data at 50Mbps, to $150 per month for unlimited data at 100Mbps. Connection fees apply.

Rural Home Internet

If you live rurally in the South Island and are unable to get fibre or copper broadband, you may be able to get connected with Velocity Net’s Rural Home Internet service. This is delivered wirelessly from towers connected to high speed fibre optic cables, with some plans offering unthrottled speeds.

This means that your connection will be as fast as possible according to where you live and other factors that can affect download and upload speeds. While not as fast as other broadband types, it’s an option to get online when you don’t have other alternatives.

Whether you are looking for a small amount of data or unlimited, there are seven plans to choose from, starting from $55 per month for 20GB of data at 2Mbps.

Rural Broadband Internet

VelocityNet offers high speed wireless broadband across New Zealand thanks to the Rural Broadband Initiative carried on the 3G/4G network. As the government has invested in improving the internet quality and speed around the country, broadband is now widely available with faster connection speeds than were possible before. Plans start from $79 per month for 30GB of data on a 3G connection.

Depending on whether you choose open term, 12-months or 24-months contract, you will need to pay a connection fee of between $99 and $249. In some cases an external antenna is required, which costs from $399.

Product highlights

  • Static IP. On fibre, DSL and rural internet plans, static IP is included for free.
  • No excess data charge. If you reach your data cap on fibre or DSL plans, your speed will be reduced rather than having to pay for excess data.
  • Business line and local calling. Fibre and DSL plans include free business line and local calling through VoIP.
  • Data monitoring. If you are not sure how much data you need each month, VelocityNet will monitor your usage and change you to the plan that is most appropriate.

Watch out for

  • On rural internet plans with a capped data allowance, if you go over your limit you will be asked to renew your plan rather than being charged excess data or having your speed slowed down.
  • The fastest fibre speed that VelocityNet currently offers is 100Mbps download and 100Mbps upload. Other providers have download speeds of between 200Mbps and 1000Mbps.
  • If you have equipment installed at your home for rural broadband, this remains the property of VelocityNet.
  • Standard installation of fibre is not free if you join on an open-term plan.
  • Additional installation costs can apply for non-standard installations of fibre. This process can take up to a few months to complete so keep this in mind before cancelling existing services.

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