Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Survey reveals Kiwi demand for fast broadband and more data

MEDIA RELEASE

Auckland, 8 January 2014

Survey reveals Kiwi demand for fast broadband and more data

More than forty per cent of Kiwis are looking to upgrade to a faster broadband technology such as UFB or VDSL, a new survey reveals.

And, they want more data, with forty per cent of Kiwi households expecting to use more internet data in 2014. This is driven by additional devices connecting to the web, with almost a third of respondents saying they will have more devices connected to the web.

The independent survey of 1,000 homes, commissioned by ISP Orcon, shows Kiwis love affair with the internet continues.

The survey reveals New Zealand households have an average of five devices that connect to the internet.

Asked if they are considering upgrading their internet to a faster technology such as VDSL or UFB in 2014, 41 per cent said they were, with a further 15 per cent saying they have recently upgraded.

Orcon today announced it is launching two VDSL plans. VDSL technology offers far superior download and upload speeds – and is available to around 85 per cent of metropolitan households.

Orcon CEO Greg McAlister says Orcon’s VDSL broadband plans are ideal for the demanding internet user.

“With New Zealand households using more data, and connecting more devices to the internet, it’s vital that they have a fast connection. And with a fast connection, a decent data cap is essential. We think our VDSL plans, in particular the uncapped plan, will appeal to families, flatters, and anyone who demands plenty of data, fast.”

The new VDSL plans are $99/mth for 80GB and $119/mth for unlimited broadband. The plans include modem rental and a home phone line.

Survey results

•          39% of Kiwi households expect their data use to increase in the next 12 months and 58% expect it to stay the same

•          31% of Kiwi households expect the number of internet devices in their home to increase and 66% expect it to stay the same

•          41% of Kiwi households have considered upgrading to faster internet and 15% have already upgraded

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news