TOOLS & RESOURCES
So, do you want to know what your current internet plan is actually delivering, do you want to know if you are getting the fastest speed available at your home or business, and what about plans – are you on the best one for your home or business? Well, it’s a complicated market out there when it comes to your options, and its not always easy to understand what you already have and whether it really meets your needs.
So what we’ve done is pull together on this page links to sites that can help you out – they’re grouped below (scroll down) to help you find the answers you’re looking for to the following questions:
What speed is my current broadband?
Am I getting the best broadband speed available?
Can I compare broadband plans, prices and providers?
WHAT SPEED IS MY CURRENT BROADBAND?
There’s a number of sites that you can use to see what speed you are experiencing. Remember though, they measure from your device through to their servers so can be very dependant on things like the quality of your wifi router, the access network and also the network of your retail provider. BUT if you think the speed you are getting is slower than you think it should be, your first port of call is ALWAYS to log a fault with your service provider and get them to check.
AM I GETTING THE BEST BROADBAND SPEED POSSIBLE?
Currently there’s really only one site that compares your current speed with what is the best option – and then only compares the fixed network available from Chorus. That means if you are in the NorthPower, UltraFast, or Enable Fibre areas this tool won’t tell you if fibre is available there. You’ll need to check the tools on each of their pages for that.
|Type your address into this website and you can compare your current speed with what’s the best available from the Chorus Network.|
|Covering Whangarei||Covering Hamilton, Tauranga, TeAwamutu, Cambridge, Tokoroa, New Plymouth, Hawera and Whanganui||Covering Christchurch, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Rolleston, Lincoln, Prebbleton and Templeton|
CAN I COMPARE BROADBAND PLANS, PRICES AND PROVIDERS?
These are the most recently released websites. They are heavily reliant on the information they are provided by retailers, or the information they can glean from the retailers websites – use them to give you some idea of what’s available, then click through to the retailer’s own site to check for yourself.