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The performance of your broadband connection can be impacted by a number of factors

The speed and your internet performance may be affected by factors beyond your service provider’s control, or resolved by changing to a different type of broadband connection.

There are a range of broadband technologies in New Zealand.  Estimated speeds for each are summarised below.

Broadband technologyDownload speed
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ADSLUp to 10Mbps
Up to 1Mbps
VDSLUp to 50Mbps
Up to 10Mbps
Fibre 30
Up to 30Mbps
Up to 10Mbps
Fibre 100
Up to 100Mbps
Up to 20Mbps
Fibre 200
Up to 200Mbps
Up to 200Mbps
GigabitUp to 1,000Mbps (1Gigabit)
Up to 500Mbps
Home Wireless Broadband
4G4G
Rural Wireless Broadband
4G4G
Cable is also available in some areas


Mbps: megabits per second

The National Broadband Map shows which technologies are available at your location, and indicative speds. Chorus also provides a service for ADSL and VDSL users to check their broadband speed.

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Last Modified On Friday, 15 December 2017