28 Sep 2017
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Who offers the best broadband for gaming? We're about to find out

By Julia Gabel

The finalists of the Broadband Compare awards have been announced in anticipation of the event, set to take place November 2nd 2017.

From the nation’s best gaming broadband provider and best innovation to the top fibre provider, the awards cover eleven different categories and recognise more than 20 different internet providers.

The finalists of the various categories range from prominent and well-known brands through to smaller regional and specialist internet providers. 

Commenting on the announcement, Gavin Male, Broadband Compare managing director enthused, “If the entries to the inaugural Broadband Compare Awards are any indication of the state of New Zealand’s broadband sector, then we should be hugely optimistic about the future."

“The number and quality of entrants taking part across the different categories impressed us greatly and the panel of judges will have a very tough task selecting the winners.”

The 2017 judging panel is made up of representatives from Consumer NZ, TUANZ, the NZ eSports Federation and RHAANZ. The event will take place in Auckland and will be hosted by multi-award winning comedian and MC, Nick Rado.

The 2017 Broadband Compare Awards Finalists are:

Best Customer Support
  • 2Degrees
  • Inspire Net
  • MegaTEL
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • Slingshot
  • Voyager
Best Bundled Plan
  • MegaTEL
  • Slingshot
Best Regional / Small ISP
  • Inspire Net
  • MegaTEL
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • WIZwireless
Best Rural Broadband Provider
  • Inspire Net Limited
  • Wireless Nation
Best Broadband Innovation
  • Bypass.net.nz
  • NOW NZ Ltd
  • Slingshot
  • Voyager
Best Gaming Broadband Provider
  • MyRepublic
  • Orcon
Best Copper / DSL Broadband Provider
  • Flip
  • Slingshot
Best Fibre Broadband Provider
  • Orcon
  • Stuff Fibre
Consumer NZ Broadband Provider of the Year
  • Flip
  • Orcon
  • Slingshot
  • Trustpower
Broadband Compare People's Choice Award

The final award is for the internet provider who is voted the best overall service provider in New Zealand by the PUBLIC. 

Public voting is open now until 13 October 2017 at http://www.broadbandawards.co.nz/finalists.php

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