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Chorus network connections hit 100Mbps average

Chorus says the average connection speed across its network has now passed 100Mbps. This is ten times the average connection speed eight years ago.  Last month also saw the busiest day yet on the company’s network: total usage hit 1.815Tbps. The previous record was 1.792Tbps. Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers says 71 percent of […]

Chorus trials more-than-you-can-eat 10Gbps ahead of demand

You may be right if you think you’re not ready for or don’t need 10Gbps residential broadband. For now, it’s a niche product for a niche market. Yet it won’t be long before 10Gbps is mainstream. Next month, New Zealanders will be able to test the world’s fastest residential broadband. From mid-March, 30 volunteers will […]

Covr review: D-Link mesh fails to fix Wi-Fi woes

D-Link’s NZ$600 Covr attempts to help home users fill Wi-Fi blackspots. I say attempts because the results are hit and miss. Most of the time it misses. The kit first arrived at Castle Bennett in May. I tried and failed to make it work at the time. This week I tried it again and got […]

Vodafone wireless broadband offer: Reality check

Vodafone says it will offer fixed wireless broadband to customers who are ‘frustrated’ waiting for a fibre connection. Customers signing for 12 months of the Vodafone Ultimate Home Fibre plan get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal. In a media release, Vodafone says this will give them a “mobile broadband connection […]