In the current broadband debate there has been many comments on whether NZ broadband packages compare favourably with other OECD countries, but a real lack of hard data.
To help correct this, InternetNZ last month commissioned Wairua Research to do a study. In early May they examined 2586 broadband packages from 388 ISPs over 26 OECD countries.
As reported in the Dominion Post, New Zealand offerings on average rank 22nd out of the 26 countries. And before the changes made in April, we would have been last.
On price alone, NZ now ranks quite well. But on performance issues such as speeds and data caps we are well behind overseas countries. We also have far less variety of offerings than many countries.
The full report is available as a pdf (250k) – around 60 pages.
I’ve also included INZ’s press release after the break.
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