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Snap testing fast no data cap broadband option
Posted on 11-Dec-2013 16:32. | Tags Filed under: News.



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.



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