Internet service provider Stuff Fibre has acquired the customers of Christchurch-based ISP Pure Fibre, saying the move will give Pure Fibre’s customers lower prices and, in some cases, higher speeds.
Stuff offers unlimited data at a claimed 100Mbps for $79.90 per month on a 12-month contract.
Stuff Fibre, launched in 2016, provides broadband service only over fibre. Its holding company, NZ Fibre Communications, is 51 percent owned by Fairfax Media, publisher of Stuff.co.nz and 49 percent by Giant Management, a company representing the five former Vodafone and Sky TV executives — Rob Tihanyi, Geoff D'Audney, Sam Morse, David Chapman-Smith and John Simmons — who came up with the idea for the business.
Pure Fibre gave no indication as to what the move would mean for its business. Director Marc Featherstone, said: "Pure Fibre was focused on delivering fibre technology to customers. We share a similar mission to Stuff Fibre and think customers will be well served by Stuff Fibre."
Today, October 26 the company’s website appeared to be operating normally, except that the ‘connect now’ link did not function.