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Who are Chorus?

Chorus is New Zealand’s largest fixed-line (phone, DSL and Fibre) communications infrastructure provider, supplying 90% of all fixed network connections. Chorus provide and maintain the copper lines that most of New Zealand’s internet traffic runs on.

If you’re on Skinny Unlimited Broadband (ADSL or VDSL), the lines will be provided by Chorus. They also provide Fibre infrastructure in many parts of New Zealand. They are an entirely different company to Skinny. We, along with every other ISP in New Zealand, lease capacity on Chorus’ lines in order to provide our broadband service. Skinny is also responsible for arranging it, so Chorus does what it needs to do to get you connected to the internet.

This arrangement means that you may hear quite a bit about Chorus when you are getting an internet connection set up with us. We will always try to specify when something is our responsibility or a Chorus dependency. If, for example, you need a technician to come and sort out your internet, it’s not a Skinny tech who visits. It’ll most like be a Chorus contractor. 

For most copper (ADSL or VDSL) and existing Fibre connections, you probably won’t hear from a tech at all. We’ll let you know if your connection needs Chorus involvement.

For new Fibre connections, it’s a different story! Chorus plays a large part in the NZ Fibre rollout, which is providing Ultra-Fast Broadband (Fibre) to much of the country. If you live in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Invercargill, Palmerston North, or a number of other cities, Chorus is responsible for the Fibre build in your area. In other locations, Fibre is being rolled out by other Local Fibre Companies (LFCs).

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