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Trial of 200Mbps service includes a “no data cap” option
11 December 2013 - Consumers keen to try New Zealand’s fastest home broadband can access Snap’s new 200Mbps Lightwave Extreme service from today.
Lightwave Extreme offers download speeds of up to 200Mbps over the Chorus Ultra-Fast Broadband network - significantly faster than any existing 100Mbps UFB fibre services and even the best cable services which offer up to 130Mbps. Lightwave Extreme comes with 500GB of data and an unlimited data package, Lightwave Extreme Unlimited, is also available.
Snap is the first ISP to resell Chorus’ 200Mbs service, which is currently offered on a trial basis and limited to the first 1,000 subscribers. Both existing and new Snap customers can sign up.
“There is today, nothing faster for New Zealand households and we expect heavy internet users will want to see for themselves what difference 200Mbps makes to their online experience. It effectively doubles download speeds,” said Snap chief executive Mark Petrie.
“Our first Lightwave Ultra users have been blown away by the speed and performance. Snap and Chorus look forward to learning what consumers are doing as we push the envelope in terms of speeds, pricing and data. While Lightwave Ultra is designed for retail customers, we will introduce a product for enterprise customers shortly.”
The service boasts download speeds of up to 200Mbps with upload speed of up to 50Mbps, and is available in two packages. Lightwave Extreme provides 500GB of data for $159 per month, while Lightwave Extreme Unlimited, priced at $199 per month, offers unlimited data with no restrictions or bandwidth management.
Chorus general manager, marketing and sales Victoria Crone says: “It’s great to see Snap taking the lead with Lightwave Extreme. Fibre will redefine New Zealand’s broadband experience and Snap is doing a great job of leading the way in giving their customers some of the very best broadband in the entire world.”
Lightwave Extreme is only
available in areas covered by the Chorus network, and where Snap is currently providing UFB services. Although the
service is currently a trial and some conditions may change, Snap will
transition any customers to similar or better future services. Trial terms and
conditions can be viewed HERE
Snap are delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Champion Canterbury Awards, in the Champion Retail Medium/Large category.
“As a proudly locally owned and operated business, employing close to 100 passionate Cantabrians, we’re thrilled to have been selected as a finalist. We’re now looking forward to battling it out with the other finalists, HRV Canterbury South, and Re:START for the top award”, says Mark Petrie, Snap CEO.
Now in their 11th year, The Champion Canterbury Awards celebrate business excellence, passion and success recognising the contribution both small, medium and large enterprises make to the vitality of the Canterbury region. They are now widely recognised as the premier business Awards in New Zealand.
Snap’s new @Home and @Work offerings will truly let their customers “love their internet” and enjoy the very best broadband performance, at market leading prices.
Starting at just $85 a month, customers can get superfast VDSL2 broadband with download speeds of up to 70 megabit/s, and upload speeds of 5-10 megabit/s. This is between three to four times as quick on the download link as standard ADSL2 and up to ten times as fast on the upload link. This makes a massive difference if you have several people sharing the connection, work from home, or like to share large files with others.
Snap also sees to it that you can use your high-speed VDSL2 connection to the full, as even on the lowest residential plan a substantial 100 gigabytes (GB) of data per month is included.
Even better, new residential customers who sign up for two years with Snap get another 100GB per month of data on top, an extra saving of $15 per month.
For users requiring a phone service, plans start at just $95/month. All VDSL2 options include standard connection and wiring charges as part of the monthly fee.
“As the leading VDSL2 provider in NZ, we’re pleased to offer these new pricing options in to the market. Snap sees VDSL2 as a stepping stone to our top performing UFB products, once fibre becomes more readily available” says James Koers, Snap General Manager Retail.
“VDSL and UFB services place much higher demands on the network than ADSL services. It’s important for consumers to choose a provider that can support these demands. Snap’s investment in core network infrastructure and international connectivity over the past 12 months allow us to offer these higher bandwidth products with absolute confidence”, says Mark Petrie, Snap CEO.
The investment has paid off for Snap in terms of network performance and robustness, as can be seen in the least round of Truenet’s broadband measurement figures. https://www.truenet.co.nz/articles/may-2013-broadband-performance
Snap’s new pricing takes effect from Tuesday 9th July. Existing contracts will be re-rated to the new pricing during August 2013. The VDSL2 introductory offer applies to all contracts ordered until 31st August 2013.