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Online map helps Kiwis find best broadband options for home and business

Online map helps Kiwis find best broadband options for home and business

Access to fast speed internet is a critical enabler for the economy, says Communications Minister Amy Adams

Communications Minister Amy Adams has launched an online map that will allow New Zealanders to source the best broadband options 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 Adams in a statement.

“Our UFB and RBI programs 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 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.

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Communications and Information Technology Minister, Amy Adams
Communications and Information Technology Minister, Amy Adams

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.

Communications Minister Amy Adams

The broadband map was provided by the NZRS, 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,” says Adams.

“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.”

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