itb-nz logo
Story image

New Zealand's national broadband map gets a revamp

A new version of the national broadband map website has been launched this week by InternetNZ. 

InternetNZ says the revamped Broadband Map NZ is designed to provide more accurate data on wireless Internet availability in New Zealand. 

The tool enables users to compare different technologies on the same map, meaning they can now see fibre, cable, ADSL, VDSL, and wireless coverage at a specific location. 

Additionally, the new website provides improved performance, enhanced design and user experience, InternetNZ says. 

According to the organisation, more than half a million people have visited the website over the last four years to learn about internet options at their address and to get connected to the internet. 

InternetNZ commercial director David Morrison says the new version of the site positions the Broadband Map NZ as a platform that will continually reflect the state and evolution of internet coverage in New Zealand.

"With the coverage information we receive from data providers, we are able to paint a comprehensive picture of broadband availability in New Zealand both now and in the future," says Morrison.

"The map is also a powerful tool for identifying the gaps in internet coverage in the country and improving digital inclusion," he says. 

"InternetNZ believes that all New Zealanders should be able and empowered to participate online and benefit from the Internet," says Morrison.
"We aim to inspire concrete improvements in this area, making sure the internet is available for all New Zealanders," he explains.

InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter adds, "Broadband Map NZ’s ability to showcase internet access data is a big step towards realising InternetNZ’s vision of an internet that is open, secure and for all New Zealanders."

You can visit the Broadband Map NZ site here.

InternetNZ is a non-profit organisation, and the home and guardian of .nz - providing the infrastructure, security and support. The organisation uses the funding from the sale of .nz domain names to support the development of New Zealand's internet through policy, community grants, research and events. 

The company earlier this month announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees, as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.

The fee increase will see .nz wholesale domain fees change from $1.25 per month to $1.50 per month.

The increase in price will apply to newly created domain names as well as renewed domain names, InternetNZ says. The change will come in effect as of 1 June 2020. 

Story image
Nutanix launches solutions designed to empower IT teams working remotely
Nutanix has launched new solutions for cloud infrastructure management, enabling IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot cloud software from anywhere, whether at home or from a central office location.More
Story image
Interview: ACE Training execs discuss how to capitalise on NZ's new data centre region
Microsoft's bombshell announcement last month to build a data centre region in New Zealand made waves with the country's enterprises. Graham Dwyer and Ray Deklerk discuss the wider implications and benefits.More
Story image
Poly announces new Trio device and new personal speaker
The Trio C60 smart conferencing device and the Calisto 5300 personal speaker are bot Teams-enabled out of the box.More
Story image
Closing the cloud skills gap: How certification can maximise cloud investments & keep staff happy
You probably wouldn’t buy an expensive computer program if you didn’t know how to use it. Yet so many organisations invest in costly cloud programs, without having the necessary skills and training on board to make the most of the program.More
Link image
A/NZ virtual event puts customer experience under the spotlight
Move to the cloud, adopt AI, discover new ways to personalise customer experience… all at Virtual G-Summit A/NZ.More
Story image
OpenText expands on integration with Microsoft Teams
OpenText Extended ECM, allows users to surface Teams content in context of relevant business processes across the enterprise, creating links with line-of-business systems and applications such as Salesforce, SAP, or Oracle.More