Kiwis can now test their broadband speeds and compare them with others around the country on a new website launched today by the government-owned Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand.
At nzbt.org.nz users can check their broadband performance and share their results (or not), and benchmark those against others nationwide on Google Maps.
REANNZ adapted the technology from a Greek telecommunications regulator. The open source platform means the code can be used for free by others to develop different versions.
"Internet connections can vary region to region and even neighbour to neighbour depending on your ISP, location and equipment," said REANNZ chief executive Steve Cotter.
"This website will let Kiwis test and compare their current connection and can help others make an informed decision about which ISP to choose."