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# 137876 11-Dec-2013 19:18
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See the map here:,5/New-Zealand/

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  # 950604 11-Dec-2013 19:25
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It could be anything really. IP geolocation is mostly based on the address ISPs provide and sometimes this is just the company address - the Snap connection I have here shows "Christchurch" as the location when testing, while my Vodafone cable connection shows "Wellington".

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  # 950631 11-Dec-2013 20:34
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Not really surprising seeing as north power have been very proactive with ufb rollout.


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  # 950654 11-Dec-2013 21:18
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This result is based solely on results - i.e. Ookla.  The problem is that the net speed in Whangarei could not only be due to the way IP addresses are registered - 1 Whangarei IP address on a 100Mb/s service would make the top speed very high if there were no other tests., but also due to the community wealth level.  A wealthier community is more likely to have higher numbers of 802.11n or even 802.11ac wifi.  

This test is also a measure of mostly faulty connections - i.e. most people only test when they have a problem.

Without knowledge of the home connection, the test may be on an old iPod, a very old computer or a very old wifi - or at the other end - all high speed tests due to a strong interest in someone wanting to show & tell a GigE service - who knows

Further Speedtest servers are not on the far side of the ISP. they are usually within the ISP exchange, enabling priority feed.

TrueNet measures speeds from volunteer's homes throughput New Zealand without any of those problems using a purpose built "White box" placed between the LAN and the connection and testing right through the ISP.  We publish these results regularly and are especially keen on some more Whangarei fibre connections to test.

If you wish to volunteer to assist, then go here -

TrueNet results by region almost support this, but only if you ignore the fact that we have very few DSL probes in some areas:

Some of the samples below are based on large numbers of tests on many probes, however 4 areas have just 5 probes (the minimum, and notice we do not have enough to show Hawkes Bay???)  Northland has five probes in total, two of which are fibre.

The table below is not a fair comparison either, unless only the major cities are considered, the sample is neither weighted to city size or distribution of products.  A perfect sample is exceptionally difficult to do and requires a very large sample of probes.  We do have almost 400 a respectable sample.

The numbers are Mb/s, the filters are as shown, although I have also filtered wireless as we do not have enough probes.

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  # 950706 11-Dec-2013 23:04
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One of your DSL probes in northland is mine!
If you want another fibre probe to add to the list feel free to send one to me as I can put it in at work.

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  # 950707 11-Dec-2013 23:06
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Go the home town!
Northpower has been rolling it out very well. Whangarei is pretty much fully covered now!
Great progress.
Also quite good to see every graph trending up!,5/New-Zealand/
With the uptake of VDSL and UFB New Zealand is getting onto the map finally!

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  # 950776 12-Dec-2013 09:04
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TimA: Go the home town!
Northpower has been rolling it out very well. Whangarei is pretty much fully covered now!
Great progress.
Also quite good to see every graph trending up!,5/New-Zealand/
With the uptake of VDSL and UFB New Zealand is getting onto the map finally!

Interesting on the netindex site, in all 5 categories, NZ is significantly better than Australia. The Value one is perhaps the most surprising - we are constantly told that we are being ripped off, but we are pretty much smack bang on the average (and better than AU). Admittedly, those stats do not take download allowances into consideration, but with the average broadband customer in NZ using 34(?) GB now, I would think that more than half of NZer have a plan which more than covers that usage.

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  # 950797 12-Dec-2013 09:27
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People complain too much and you hear from the minority vs the majority.


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  # 951986 14-Dec-2013 00:09
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CYaBro: See the map here:,5/New-Zealand/

I think ubernet has made a very large contribution towards getting those results up there especially with their partnership with northpower? the local LFC up there in rolling out and getting households connected.

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