The best option for rural broadband

Published: 12/17/22, 6:00 PM

Photo: The view on the way to our new Highlands Road Rotorua tower, looking out across Tumunui to Ngakuru and Horohoro


Are you considering using a satellite provider to get your internet connection? If so, you probably want to consider using Full Flavour, a local Wireless ISP (WISP) instead.

First up, while we use wireless technology to connect you and we do install a dish antenna on your roof, it's not satellite. We build and maintain our own network of ground-based repeaters.

Using a local WISP offers a number of advantages over satellite providers. For one thing, you can expect better customer service and more personalised attention. We have a phone number that you can call for assistance, so you can get help quickly if you ever have an issue with your connection. Plus, if your equipment ever breaks, a technician is typically heading to your place with a fix on the next working day, rather than having to wait several weeks for equipment to arrive from overseas.

Because our repeaters are typically located only a few kilometers from your property, and they only serve your nearby neighbours, we're able to provide consistent speeds that don't slow down over time. With satellite however, connections slows as more people start using the service.

Finally, Full Flavour is more affordable prices than satellite. We offer a lower monthly cost, and installations are subsidised. 

Overall, we think it's worth considering a local provider if you're looking for an internet connection where you can expect better customer service, reliable speeds, and affordable pricing.

  • Chris Lester

    Chris Lester

    Full Flavour provides internet service in my rural area that is at the best price point and unlimited data, no one else I have been with has had better service than full flavour. I absolutely recommend full flavour!

  • Brent Nelson

    Brent Nelson

    We totally recommend "Full Flavour" to provide your broadband, we are more than happy with the product, service, help and found all the staff just fantastic.

  • Maja Wright

    Maja Wright

    Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

  • Brad Chittenden

    Brad Chittenden

    Have been with Full Flavour for many years. The help desk is very responsive and helped me gain maximum speeds by recommending and then setting up a new router.

  • Susan Hay

    Susan Hay

    Awesome personalised service. No issues for 8 years with the organisation. Great team to do business with.

  • Harald Ahorner

    Harald Ahorner

    Great Internet Provider - very happy with the VSDL speed out here in Shelly Beach, excellent service and support and very easy to deal with.

  • Brian Felton

    Brian Felton

    Very good company to deal with. If you get a problem you have someone to talk to. If they have a problem they let us know!

  • Lisa R.

    Lisa R.

    Great service and communication either online or with a real person! Awesome speed in a rural setting. Definitely recommend Full Flavour.

  • Markus Schonberger

    Markus Schonberger

    Professional and helpful with great quality internet service.

  • Tony Price

    Tony Price

    We have been with Full Flavour since moving into our rural property last year.  They were quick to come out and test the location when we requested, and we have been very happy with their service.

  • Shaun Fisher

    Shaun Fisher

    Used these guys to assist us in supporting a client with an internet deployment. The team went above and beyond in installing many additional pieces of hardware to accommodate a customer with very specific requirements. End result was a happy customer and a stable service. Thanks team!