2 November 2017
The Inaugural Broadband Compare Awards

The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central, Auckland

Categories

The 2017 Broadband Compare Awards showcase innovative products, services and companies across 12 different categories (companies can submit entries for as many categories as they see fit). Each category has its own set of entry criteria which we encourage you to check before your submit your entry.

The People's Choice Award is an online award, run by Broadband Compare. Who will the people choose? If you are shortlisted in any category of the awards, you’ll automatically qualify for the Broadband Compare People's Choice Award, which open for voting on September 5, 2017.



Best Business Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Business Broadband provider in New Zealand. This category is open to NZ ISPs and organisations who provide at least one business specific broadband service to New Zealand organisations.

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Best Customer Support

This award will be presented to the New Zealand broadband provider that best demonstrates a commitment to providing excellent customer service. The category is open to New Zealand ISPs in both the consumer and business sector.

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Best Bundled Plan

Open to NZ ISPs and organisations who provide at least one ‘bundled’ broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations. A bundle plan must consist of a broadband connection with another core service, product or feature e.g. landline, mobile or power service.

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Best Regional / Small ISP

This award is for the best overall Regional or Small Internet Service Provider in New Zealand. Open to NZ ISP who operate within a limited geographic area of NZ (i.e. not nationwide coverage) and/or have less than 10,000 connected customers

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Best Broadband Innovation

This award will be presented to the NZ business or organisation that demonstrates the biggest innovation within the NZ Broadband sector of the last 12 mths. Open to ISPs and organisations that work within, support or provide to the NZ broadband industry.

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Best Rural Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Rural Broadband provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand ISPs and organisations who provide broadband services specific to Rural New Zealand customers.

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Best Gaming Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Gaming Broadband provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand Internet Service Providers and organisations who provide broadband services specific to NZ ‘Gaming’ customers.

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Best ADSL Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall ADSL Broadband service provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand ISPs and organisations who provide at least one specific ADSL broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations.

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Best VDSL Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall VDSL Broadband service provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand ISPs and organisations who provide at least one specific VDSL broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations.

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Best Fibre Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Fibre Broadband service provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand ISPs and organisations who provide at least one specific Fibre broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations.

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Broadband Compare People's Choice Award

This award is for the ISP who is voted the best overall service provider in NZ by the PUBLIC. The winner of this award is identified through detailed analysis of Broadband Compare reviews and online research conducted by independent agency, The Interpreters.

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Consumer NZ Broadband Provider of the Year

This Broadband Compare Award is selected by the judges after debate and deliberation at the judging day. The award criteria includes the results of the Consumer NZ telco survey and a range of other judging criteria and will be assessed by the judging panel comprising Consumer NZ and Broadband Compare representatives.

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Each category has specific qualifying criteria listed and provided you meet this criteria you can submit an entry. There is no limit on the number of categories you can enter.


If you are not sure which category you should enter, contact us to discuss which category is your best fit, or if you would like to nominate a company or product who you think should be recognised on the night in one of our categories, please send their details and why to nominees@broadbandawards.co.nz by the 30th June 2017.


Still confused about which categories you should enter? We will help! Contact Gavin Male on 021 086 46020 or gavin@broadbandcompare.co.nz