The Commerce Commission has released the latest Epitiro report on the quality of broadband.
Consultancy Epitiro Technology measured the performance of broadband connections using computers connected to a dozen ISPs in 11 cities, running eight separate quality tests every 15 minutes.
New Zealand's broadband "quality index" rose 22 per cent in the June quarter to 2920, while Britain's fell 10 per cent to 2749, it said.
TelstraClear continued to offer the best service in Wellington and Christchurch through its cable network, but its wholesale service elsewhere rated below average. Orcon won top honours in Auckland.
Telecom improved its index rating 50 per cent and offered a better than average service in Auckland and Hamilton.
"The main trend evident in this quarter's report is the consistent improvement in the overall performance of the top five providers, particularly in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch," Epitiro said.
It put this down to investments in backhaul links and international capacity.
Has anybody noticed any improvement in their broadband? Particularly Telecom users?
Or are the ISPs simply tweaking their networks so that they get better Epitiro results?