2 November 2017
The Inaugural Broadband Compare Awards

The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central, Auckland

WINNERS

The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ceremony, held last night at The Sapphire Room in Auckland saw Slingshot walk away as the big winner. Slingshot took home three gongs on the evening with awards for Best Bundled Plan, Consumer NZ Broadband Provider of the Year and the Broadband Compare People’s Choice Award.

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

 

The 2017 Broadband Compare Award Winners are:



Broadband Compare People's Choice Award

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 award is assessed by Consumer NZ representatives and includes the results of the Consumer NZ telco survey and other judging criteria.

 

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Best Customer Support

The broadband provider that demonstrates a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

 

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Best Bundled Plan

A bundle plan consists of a broadband connection with another service e.g. landline or power.

 

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Best Regional / Small ISP

This award is for the best overall Regional or Small Internet Service Provider in New Zealand.

 

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Best Rural Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Rural Broadband provider in New Zealand.

 

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Best Business Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Business Broadband provider in New Zealand.

 

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Best Broadband Innovation

Awarded to the NZ business or organisation that demonstrates the biggest innovation within the sector.

 

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Best Gaming Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Gaming Broadband provider in New Zealand.

 

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Best Copper / DSL Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Copper / DSL Broadband service provider in New Zealand.

 

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Best Fibre Broadband Provider

This award is for the strongest overall Fibre Broadband service provider in New Zealand.

 

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More than 20 different internet providers made up the finalists across the various categories ranging from prominent and well-known brands through to smaller regional and specialist internet providers. Other winners on the night included Stuff Fibre, MyRepublic and NOW.

Commenting after the winners were announced, Gavin Male, Broadband Compare Managing Director enthused, “The Broadband Compare Awards have been a huge success. It is great to see some of the newer consumer brands coming to the forefront with different offerings, competitive pricing and innovative new ways of packaging their broadband products. Our panel of judges had a very tough task selecting the winners, as there are a wealth of different options out there for consumers and businesses.

We urge everyone to take a couple of minutes to check their current broadband plan to ensure they are making the most of the advancements in technology and the changes in pricing. There are a lot of options out there people may be unaware of.”

Male continued, “Broadband Compare would like to thank all of our sponsors and entrants, and congratulation again to all of the category winners. We are already looking forward to next year where the awards will be back even bigger and better.”