2degrees tops streaming speeds, Vodafone 2nd, Spark 8th, says new Netflix survey

Wed, 13 May 2015

By Pattrick Smellie May 13 (BusinessDesk) - Film and TV streaming firm Netflix has released its first assessment of New Zealand broadband speeds since launching in the country in March, and finds the fastest internet service provider is Snap, the Christchurch ISP acquired in March by mobile phone operator Two Degrees, followed by multi-national Vodafone and Orcon, now Australian-owned. Local heavyweight Spark, formerly Telecom NZ, came in eighth at an average speed of 2.39 Megabits per second. The Netflix survey takes in 29 countries w...
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