24 Jul 2015
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Kiwis can now find NZ's best broadband with new, national map

By Catherine Knowles

A national broadband map has been launched to help New Zealanders source the best broadband options available for their home or business.

“Access to fast speed internet is a critical enabler for the economy. Kiwis are now looking to have access to information anywhere, anytime and anyhow,” says Amy Adams, Communications Minister.

“Our UFB and RBI programmes are charging ahead and this map gives New Zealanders a one-stop shop where they can go to find out what services are available to them at their address and how they can connect,” she says.

Adams says the map would also display when ultra-fast broadband or rural broadband coverage would be going to a particular area. A connection into each premise can then be requested from a Retail Service Provider. 

The broadband map has been provided by the NZRS Ltd, the service delivery subsidiary of InternetNZ.

“NZRS Ltd has worked closely with service providers around the country to source the most comprehensive data set of broadband coverage in New Zealand.

“They’ve also committed to keeping the data on the broadband map current and are continuing to work with network operators to close any information gaps that still exist,” Adams says.

Jay Daley, NZRS CEO, says, “Our thanks go out to the network operators who have contributed data to allow the creation of this incredibly useful service.”

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