Broadband Compare Awards Finalists Announced

With the Broadband Compare Awards now less than six weeks away the finalists in the inaugural event have been named.

The awards, which are supported by Consumer NZ – New Zealand’s trusted source of independent consumer information – cover eleven different categories across the broadband sector including Best Fibre Provider, Best Bundled Plan, Best Gaming Broadband Provider and Best Regional ISP.

More than 20 different internet providers make up the finalists across the various categories ranging from prominent and well-known brands through to smaller regional and specialist internet providers. Commenting on the announcement, Gavin Male, Broadband Compare Managing Director enthused, “If the entries to the inaugural Broadband Compare Awards are any indication of the state of New Zealand’s broadband sector, then we should be hugely optimistic about the future. The number and quality of entrants taking part across the different categories impressed us greatly and the panel of judges will have a very tough task selecting the winners.”

The judging panel of the 2017 Broadband Compare Awards includes representatives from Consumer NZ, TUANZ, the NZ eSports Federation and RHAANZ and the winners will be announced at a gala awards evening, hosted by multi-award winning comedian and MC, Nick Rado. The event takes place at the Sapphire Room in Auckland on 2 November and tickets are on sale now at www.broadbandawards.co.nz


The 2017 Broadband Compare Awards Finalists are:

Best Customer Support

  • 2Degrees
  • Inspire Net 
  • MegaTEL
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • Slingshot
  • Voyager

 

Best Bundled Plan – Sponsored by ThisSideUp

  • MegaTEL
  • Slingshot

 

Best Regional / Small ISP

  • Inspire Net 
  • MegaTEL
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • WIZwireless

 

Best Rural Broadband Provider - Sponsored by Harrisons Energy Solutions

  • Inspire Net Limited
  • Wireless Nation

 

Best Broadband Innovation - Sponsored by Chorus

  • Bypass.net.nz
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • Slingshot
  • Voyager

 

Best Gaming Broadband Provider

  • MyRepublic
  • Orcon

 

Best Copper / DSL Broadband Provider - Sponsored by SLICE Digital

  • Flip
  • Slingshot

 

Best Fibre Broadband Provider

  • Orcon
  • Stuff Fibre

 

Consumer NZ Broadband Provider of the Year Sponsored by Consumer NZ

  • Flip
  • Orcon
  • Slingshot
  • Trustpower

 

Broadband Compare People's Choice Award - Sponsored by Broadband Compare

 

28 September / press releases