The first thing to look into is the type of broadband connection you have in your home. Throughout NZ there are four main connection types available: ADSL and VDSL copper, Wireless and Fibre. Click here to find out more about these types of broadband. Fibre broadband is fast becoming the leading choice across the country and offers the fastest speeds.
Your broadband connection is a bit like a highway – a slow connection is like a single lane road, which might get congested in times of busy traffic (such as in the evenings), when there are more people in your home or your neighbourhood going online. A much faster connection such as high-speed fibre or 5G wireless is more like a multi-lane motorway and can cope with a lot more traffic, both within the home and elsewhere.
Start at the beginning – research what’s on offer in your area. If you are still on ADSL or VDSL copper but have more modern alternatives available, consider the shift.