Kiwis can now compare broadband speeds from across the country on a new website launched today.
A visit to nzbt.org.nz will test internet users' broadband speed and performance from home or work and compare the results to users from across the country.
The site, launched by the Government-owned Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand, also compares results from different internet service providers.
REANNZ adapted the site from a Greek telecommunications watchdog to increase transparency amongst internet providers as the Government moves toward rolling out ultra-fast broadband over the next eight years.
"Internet connections can vary region to region and even neighbour to neighbour depending on your ISP, location and equipment," said REANNZ CEO 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".
The site will also allow users to see how much faster their internet connection could be as ultra-fast broadband becomes available in their area.
However, it could be a longer wait than expected before ultra-fast broadband is available to the majority of New Zealanders.
The Government promised to get ultrafast broadband into 75% of homes within 10 years in 2009, however, figures released to ONE News last month show Chorus is behind schedule.
The telecommunications provider was expected to have laid cable to around 38,000 homes by April this year, but had only achieved just over half that amount.