New Zealand broadband prices are in the middle of the range when compared with other countries around the world according to data from Point Topic and reported in Communications Day.
The survey shows New Zealanders pay US$63 per month (when adjusted for purchasing power parity). This compares with just US$19 a month in Romania, the cheapest, and US$161 in Thailand, the most expensive. We are in 50th spot out of the 84 countries surveyed.
Unlike some European countries, broadband services in New Zealand are not subsidised.
Remember this the next time someone tells you New Zealanders pay over the odds for broadband access. Our broadband prices are in the middle range by international standards.