Orcon's consumer UFB service announced, includes 1 TB plan: Updated

State owned ISP announces services available to be ordered as of today

Orcon has revealed details for its retail ultra-fast broadband plans and services for New Zealand residential and business users.

The state-owned company is the first major ISP to make public its pricing for fibre based internet plans.

For $75 a month, Orcon customers will receive 30 GB of data at 30 Mbps downlink, and 10 Mbps up.

Heavy data users will be pleased to see the availablity of a 1 TB data cap plan, starting at $199 per month.

Fibre plans for business customers will start at $169 plus GST, which will get them 30 GB of data per month at 30 Mbps.

These plans will be bundled with Orcon's VOIP telephone line services, with standard rates on all national calls. Business customers will have two built-in VOIP phone lines.

A limited number of customers in Chorus' year one roll out areas will have their installation costs waived, says Beth Brewer, senior product manager at Orcon.

Brewer says she is unable to confirm the final cost for installation until Chorus provide more details.

"At the moment we can't reveal exactly how much it will be. Chorus will be using this initial group as a learning excercise, and once that is done we will have definitive numbers and costs," says Brewer.

Customers will be held to 12 month contracts, which has a $10 per month hardware rental free for the Genius , says Brewer. They can choose to sign up for 18 or 24 months, which comes with free hardware.

Orcon says initially around 20,000 residents and businesses from Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei, Rotorua, Palmerston North, and Blenheim will have the service available to them, but expects this number to grow to 50,000 in a few months.

In Christchurch, Hamilton, and Tauranga services will be available from mid 2012, says Orcon.

30 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up Service:

$75 - 30 GB cap

$89 - 60 GB cap

$99 - 100 GB cap

$199 - 1 TB cap

100 Mbps down / 30 Mbps up Service:

$110 - 30 GB cap

$124 - 60 GB cap

$134 - 100 GB cap

$234 - 1 TB cap

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