Internet user big or small, fibre broadband is right for you

Two thirds of Christchurch, all of Rolleston and Lincoln and large parts of the Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend communities can now access fibre broadband.

Two thirds of Christchurch, all of Rolleston and Lincoln and large parts of the Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend communities can now access fibre broadband. That is about 118,000 homes and businesses within Enable’s coverage area.

What’s more, about 26,000 of these homes and businesses have connected and are enjoying faster, better quality and often more affordable fibre broadband. There is a common misconception that installing fibre broadband is expensive, however in most cases it is actually free to install into your home.

It’s likely your household could make the switch and soon be watching online TV without buffering, chatting with friends and family seamlessly over Skype, or enjoying gaming without lag – all at the same time. It doesn’t matter how many devices are connected, or what time of day it is. It’s all possible with fibre broadband!

For Michael Whiteside and his three flatmates in Bishopdale, fibre broadband couldn’t come soon enough, “Before we had fibre it was really annoying. Now there’s plenty of bandwidth even when all my flatmates are at home and on the net.” 
Even if you only use a small amount of internet today, your online experience will be better and what you do online is only going to increase over time. Some online service or application will come along that you want and needs fibre.

Rolleston retiree Karl Moen thinks switching to fibre broadband is a no brainer, “Just do it, otherwise you’ll be left behind. Everything is becoming digital and if you haven’t got fibre you won’t be able to take advantage of it.”

Fibre vs copper – why is fibre the way to go?

It’s easy to get confused once you have to wade through Megabits and Gigabytes, download and upload speeds, fibre vs VDSL vs ADSL – and a raft of other techie talk. Quite frankly, you don’t need to worry about any of this.

Put simply, fibre broadband provides a fatter internet pipe into your house – allowing more data and information to be sent to and from your connected devices more quickly. It means there’s much less stopping and starting, and waiting around when you’re online. 
Copper has been around a long time and is coming to the end of its ability to keep up with people’s online needs. This is accepted across the communications industry – which is why investment’s being made to make fibre broadband available to your home.

So why not get it? Fibre broadband is faster and better, it costs about the same (sometimes less) per month than copper, and Enable has made it available at your house and will cover the installation costs – although you need to check with your internet retailer if they charge anything.

Just check Enable’s coverage map to find out if fibre is available to you, then get in touch with your broadband retailer.