Some new brands also impressed the judges.
The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ceremony, held in Auckland last night, saw Slingshot walk away as the big winner.
Slingshot took home 3 gongs on the evening with awards for Best Bundled Plan, Consumer NZ Broadband Provider of the Year and the Broadband Compare People’s Choice Award.
The awards, supported by Consumer NZ, covered 11 different categories across the broadband sector. More than 20 different internet providers made up the finalists across the various categories ranging from prominent and well-known brands through to smaller regional and specialist internet providers.
Broadband Compare managing director Gavin Male said the awards were a huge success. "It is great to see some of the newer consumer brands coming to the forefront with different offerings, competitive pricing and innovative new ways of packaging their broadband products. Our panel of judges had a very tough task selecting the winners, as there are a wealth of different options out there for consumers and businesses," Mr Male said. "We urge everyone to take a couple of minutes to check their current broadband plan to ensure they are making the most of the advancements in technology and the changes in pricing. There are a lot of options out there people may be unaware of.”
The 2017 Broadband Compare Award Winners are: