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#268194 4-Mar-2020 14:28
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InternetNZ is pleased to announce that a new version of the national broadband map website launched today. 


The revamped Broadband Map NZ provides more accurate data on wireless Internet availability in New Zealand. Users can 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.


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. 


"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."


InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter says "The 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."


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  #2433921 6-Mar-2020 16:54
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I just had a play with this, this afternoon, over all I like it here are few things to note


* I did an address check on a customer that I know is a "Non Standard Install" For Fibre - comes up Fibre available, would be good for the public searching to know that its a non standard install so they don't waste time asking there RSP about fibre only to be told it will be thousands of dollars (checked again in our portal and confirmed that non standard install was still the case)


* Address check on VDSL comes up as available but no potential max speed, If Vectoring is Enabled, Distance to Cabinet/Exchange - Again most of us on here can search this our portals, but would be useful to public


* Address check on ADSL Same as above 




Over all it is much better than the previous broadband map, what is disturbing however is that in 2020 there is still a good chuck of NZ that still cant get anything - Hopefully the RCG roll out fixes that



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  #2433925 6-Mar-2020 17:17
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Didnt it used to show speeds atleast a bit more accurate for copper? seems to have taken quite a step backwards IMO.




Useful for customers to look at a high level and go i can flat in these areas and get fibre though....


As someone who recently was moving and had to make use of broadband checkers alot, i started off with Sparks checker which worked pretty well, but doesnt always give me the details i wanted... yeah i know i'm picky.


so i moved to chorus's checker, that was HORRIBLE. it locked up so often, so i ended up using a mix of Portal and CCM. those two were atleast pretty reliable and told me a real expectation.




Afterall, what's the point in knowing a service is avalible, i wanna know if there is an ONT installed, What sort of ONT... If imma have a problem with a Relinquishment... If i need an install is it a MDU ROW with Consent Declined?!

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  #2433960 6-Mar-2020 19:52
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Apparently my adsl connection is unavailable. Bit like how the various isp's show vdsl available when I don't even get 5mbs on adsl.

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  #2433965 6-Mar-2020 20:32
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Yeah, it seems a bit weird: It's showing VDSL availability for my address when, as far as I'm aware, there's no VDSL here (there certainly wasn't any here before fibre came along, and I can't imagine them adding new VDSL equipment once fibre was available). Strangely Chorus' own map autocompletes my address then tells me it's unrecognised, so there could be an underlying data issue.

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