Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI1), rural fibre subdivisions and private fibre installs

Fibre broadband is now available throughout rural New Zealand. As part of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI1), fibre has been installed to schools, cell phone towers and existing rural broadband ADSL cabinets. If there is fibre going past your gate or is just down the road, Full Flavour can provide you a quote to connect to it.

In cases where fibre isn't running past your gate, we can get you an estimate for extending fibre to your place.

For property developers, we can private a quote for installing rural fibre at your next subdivision. Because we're independent on the big telcos including Ultrafast Fibre and Chorus, you might find it more cost-effective than you thought!

Rural fibre broadband plans

Request a rural fibre installation estimate

In most cases, an installation charge applies for rural fibre. Fill out this form and we'll come back to you with an idea of what's available and what the ballpark cost will be. This process is also known as NGA On Application (NOA).

  • 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!


What are the timeframes?

We can usually turn around an estimate (ballpark) within a couple of days. Full formal quotes where we visit your premises, take photos and produce a dollar & cents quote can take 12 weeks.

Can I do my own trenching?

We greatly encourage landowners to do their own in-boundary trenching to save on costs of getting a contractor to do it.

What are the installation charges?

If a customer has Chorus rural fibre (RBI1) at their boundary already, a typical connection costs is around $2500. Pricing goes up from there depending on the work Chorus or Full Flavour contractors need to do to extend the network to your place.

How fast will my rural fibre service go?

Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will vary. Internet services hosted in New Zealand and Australia (Google, Netflix, Microsoft amongst many) will perform better than a server on the other side of the global.

To get the best possible performance, we recommend:

  • Using a high-spec router, such as a Full Flavour Router.
  • A high-spec laptop or PC cabled directly into your modem with an Ethernet cable, and ensure all your laptop or PC’s drivers are up to date, and nothing else is running on the internet connection at the same time.
  • The latest version of your browser.
  • Accessing the internet over a wired connection.