Broadband speeds and data by area

Chorus sent me a spreadsheet of the average connection speeds and monthly data usage by area. Quite interesting

Fastest average connection speeds (Mbps)

  1. Dunedin 151
  2. North Shore 36
  3. Rotorua 34
  4. Auckland 33
  5. Porirua 32
  6. Manukau 31
  7. Palm Nth 31
  8. Papakura 30
  9. Waitakere 29
  10. Lower Hutt 29
  11. Nelson 29

Slowest average connection speeds (Mbps)

  1. Waimate 11
  2. Otorohanga 11
  3. Central Hawke’s Bay 12
  4. Waitomo 12
  5. Wairoa 12
  6. Hauraki 13
  7. Tararua 13
  8. South Taranaki 13
  9. Opotiki 13
  10. Western BoP 13
  11. Waikato 13

Highest Average Monthly Data Usage (GB)

  1. Manukau 155
  2. Waitakere 140
  3. North Shore 139
  4. Papakura 136
  5. Auckland 132
  6. Porirua 126
  7. Palmerston North 119
  8. Rotorua 114
  9. Wellington 114
  10. Dunedin 109
  11. Lower Hutt 109

Smallest Average Monthly Data Usage (GB)

  1. Thames-Coromandel 49
  2. Kaikoura 49
  3. Waimate 50
  4. Buller 52
  5. Central Otago 55
  6. Kaipara 56
  7. Hurunui 57
  8. Southland 57
  9. Central HB 58
  10. Clutha 58

Biggest increase in speed (Jan 15 to Jun 16)

  1. Dunedin 255%
  2. Porirua 88%
  3. North Shore 88%
  4. Rotorua 88%
  5. Auckland 82%

Biggest increase in data used (Jan 15 to Jun 16)

  1. Marlborough 169%
  2. Masterton 144%
  3. Waitaki 137%
  4. Dunedin 130%
  5. Rotorua 129%

The huge increases in data used reflects that many plans have now ended data caps.

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