Broadband providers. We know who is the biggest… but who is the BEST?

With over 100 broadband providers across New Zealand, how do you differentiate which provider is the best?  Well, you won’t have to wait long to find out.  The finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards have been announced today. The awards celebrate the very best of the broadband industry, recognising the companies that provide New Zealanders with the very best products and services in the broadband sector.

Now in its third year, the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards continue to go from strength to strength. Gavin Male, founder and CEO of NZ Compare says “We were delighted by the record number of entries for this year’s awards, representing a wide range of brands and companies. As always, the level of competition has been intense. Our judging panel were impressed by the quality of entrants and selecting the winners from these finalists will be a tough task!”

Male continues, “It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in.  At NZ Compare we are passionate about helping our customers make a fully informed choice when choosing a broadband provider. And, with increasing competition and a greater diversity of products available, there can be more confusion than ever about which provider to choose. The awards play an important part in helping broadband customers recognise the best of the best.”

Entries to the awards came from a wide range of broadband provider in 2019 – from large national players like 2degrees, Vodafone, Stuff Fibre, NOW, Orcon and Slingshot to specialist providers like Farmside, Network for Learning and Primo Wireless.  

In closing, Male added, “The companies that enter the awards exemplify some great qualities and should be commended for their achievements.  It’s brilliant to see such a great cross-section of organisations shortlisted for the big night and congratulations to all the companies that entered and made the finals.”

Winners of the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards 2019 will be announced at a gala awards event taking place at the Crowne Plaza, Auckland on Thursday, November 7th 2019. The event is expected to sell out and tickets are available to purchase here.

THE FINALISTS FOR THE BROADBAND COMPARE TUANZ AWARDS 2019

Best Fibre Broadband Provider - sponsored by Flint.nz

  • Trustpower Ltd
  • Orcon
  • NOW NZ
  • Stuff Fibre
  • 2degrees New Zealand Limited

Best Bundled Plan – sponsored by Power Compare

  • Trustpower Ltd
  • Orcon
  • NOW NZ
  • MegaTEL
  • Vodafone

Best Customer Support – sponsored by Nodd

  • Farmside Ltd
  • Slingshot
  • Inspire Net Limited
  • NOW Broadband
  • Stuff Fibre

Best Service Provider under 10,000 customers - sponsored by Give Plants

  • Kiwi Internet & IT
  • MegaTEL

Best Rural Service Provider – sponsored by Aurecon

  • Farmside Ltd
  • PrimoWireless
  • Wireless Dynamics
  • Inspire Net Limited

Best Broadband Innovation – sponsored by SLICE Digital

  • Devoli
  • Vocus
  • Stuff Fibre

Best Specialist Provider - sponsored by The Umbrella Company

  • Wireless Nation
  • Network for Learning
  • Orcon
  • MyRepublic

Best Large Service Provider over 10,000 customers – sponsored by realestate.co.nz

  • Network for Learning
  • NOW Broadband
  • 2degrees New Zealand Limited
  • Stuff Fibre
  • Slingshot

Best Wireless Broadband Provider – sponsored by InternetNZ

  • Farmside Ltd
  • PrimoWireless
  • Inspire Net Limited

NZ Wholesaler of the Year – sponsored by BannerBuzz

  • Vocus
  • Enable Networks Limited

TUANZ NZ Broadband Provider of the Year 2019 – sponsored by TUANZ

Chosen from the winners of other categories and announced on the night

 

NZ Compare People's Choice Award 2019 – sponsored by NZ Compare

The broadband provider who is voted the best overall service provider in NZ by the PUBLIC.

About the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards

The Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards are a joint event hosted by Broadband Compare (www.broadbandcompare.co.nz), a free to use broadband comparison website operated by NZ Compare and TUANZ (https://tuanz.org.nz), the independent, not-for-profit membership association with over 170 New Zealand corporate and individual members.