Internet Service Provider Survey: 2011

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 October 2011
Media release  – 
Kiwis adopting faster broadband

Key facts

  • The total number of broadband subscribers increased by 14 percent, to almost 1.5 million between June 2010 and June 2011.
  • The largest growth rate of all broadband connections was in cellular, cable, and satellite connections. When combined, these increased almost 50 percent since June 2010.
  • Almost 80 percent of broadband subscribers at June 2011 had a data cap of 5 gigabytes (GB) or more, with the most common cap between 5 and 20GB.
  • The number of subscribers with an upload speed of 1.5Mbps or more increased by almost three quarters since 2010.
  • The average subscriber consumed 9GB of data per month between June 2010 and June 2011.
  • In the three months prior to 30 June 2011, 1.9 million New Zealanders had active Internet subscriptions via a mobile phone.

Graph, Internet subscription data cap, broadband subscribers, as at June 2009, June 2010, and June 2011.  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
14 October 2011
ISSN 1178-0509