Hot off the press! A new report has revealed that Kiwis are getting just as fast internet speeds as the Aussies across the ditch!! The report reveals that many Kiwi consumers on a Fibre plan are experiencing incredible internet speeds and performance!
So it begs the question… are you getting the best broadband speeds? Or are you settling for less?!
Since 87% of Kiwis will be able to connect to Fibre by the end of 2022, it’s likely that you already have access to blazing fast internet speeds. So if you’re constantly seeing the buffering icon, you might want to think about changing to a new broadband plan!
So read on to find out what you should be expecting out of your broadband PLUS we’ll show you the best way to find the right broadband plan for you!
Recently, a joint report from The Commerce Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was released. It focused on comparing fibre and wireless plans between New Zealand and Australia. The report revealed that New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network compares very well to Australia’s National Broadband Network!
This report confirms what we already know… heaps of Kiwis are getting top notch broadband performance thanks to the Ultra-Fast Broadband network!
“Our Measuring Broadband New Zealand quarterly reports have [already] demonstrated the excellent speed and performance New Zealand consumers are experiencing. This report shows that our UFB [Ultra-Fast Broadband] network stacks up well against the best our neighbours have to offer,” says Tristan Gilbertson, Telecommunications Commissioner.
The report collected various data on internet speeds and performance across the two countries during September 2021. Back then Kiwis were getting great broadband but now things have gotten even better!
“In the period since testing for this report was conducted, fibre wholesalers, including Chorus, have begun offering increased speeds of 300 Mbps on the 100 Mbps wholesale fibre connections at no extra cost to retailers, which means we now have even faster internet compared to Australia,” says Mr Gilbertson.
That’s amazing! It’s fantastic to see that Kiwis are getting outstanding access to fast broadband. Now we know it even stacks up internationally!
Reports like these are really important for all Kiwi consumers! It’s absolutely crucial as it shows Kiwis what they should expect from their broadband providers.
Reading the report, it’s clear that in Aotearoa, you can get world-class broadband that’s on par with our Aussie counter-parts. So if you’re not getting these incredible speeds, then chances are you’re on the wrong broadband plan!
As the fibre network continues to expand across the motu and rural communities receive network upgrades in their areas, more and more Kiwis are gaining access to better broadband. So, you need to ensure that you’re with the right provider who can offer you those incredible internet speeds!
The report further highlights that Kiwis need to make sure they’re on the right connection!
What’s made super clear in the report is the major difference in performance between fibre broadband vs. wireless broadband.
“The difference in performance demonstrates the value of providing this information to consumers to help them make informed decisions about the type of broadband that is right for them,” says Mr Gilbertson.
It’s super important to check that the type of connection, whether it’s fibre, wireless, copper (VDSL or ADSL), is the right one for your place. It’s possible you could be on the wrong connection which is resulting in slower speeds.
So when you’re checking if you’re on the right plan for your needs, check what sort of connection you’re on. It could make all the difference!
All this talk about internet speeds may have you thinking… is there anywhere I can get accurate and impartial information on internet speeds?
Yes there is! Right here at Broadband Compare! Just click here!!
On our Average Broadband Speeds page, we include all the information you could possibly need regarding the internet speeds of different providers!
So have a look for yourself and see how your provider stacks up! This is a great way to see if you should switch to another provider who offers faster speeds!
So if you’re thinking that you could be on a better plan, then you should definitely start comparing!
The best way to compare different broadband plans is by jumping onto Broadband Compare!
Broadband Compare makes finding a new provider super easy! You’ll be able to see all the different options available to you. We show all the plans you could think of from Hyperfibre to copper connections. So you’ll be able to find the perfect plan in no time!
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Alternatively, if you’d rather chat to a friendly human, then call our customer support team on 0508 22 66 72. They’ll help you find the right plan!
So join your fellow Kiwis and the Aussies in getting incredibly fast and reliable broadband!
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