Internet - Broadband Internet data caps 2013–2017

Stats NZ


These figures include both residential and business connections. They include digital subscriber line, cellular (does not include mobile handset connections), wireless, cable, satellite, and fibre optic connections.
Data cap (or data allowance) is the volume of data that can be transferred before restrictions apply.
Broadband totals may not be equal due to some businesses not being able to provide some information.
Data as at 30 June.

For more information


The Internet Service Provider (ISP) Survey is a survey sent to all New Zealand-based Internet service providers. The target population for the ISP Survey in 2017 was 83 businesses. This decreased from 2016, when 92 businesses were surveyed.


Businesses that provided other Internet services, such as web and domain hosting, but that did not provide ISP services, were excluded from the population. This is because the primary activity of an ISP is providing a connection to the Internet. Web-hosting units do not meet this condition, but rather, provide Internet-based services. Businesses that provide only occasional or unmetered access (including Internet cafes, kiosks, libraries, and universities) are also excluded. The activity of this group is covered by the ISP each business subscribes to, and so do not need to be surveyed separately.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2017


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Internet Service Provider Survey: 2017 – tables' from the right-hand side.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2017

From the dataset Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 5
  • Range: B8:G25
  • Provided: 80 data points

Dataset originally released on:

October 10, 2017

Purpose of collection

The main objective of the ISP Survey is to provide the government with information on the total number and nature of the subscribers that use New Zealand based ISPs to connect either permanently or regularly to the internet.

Method of collection/Data provider

The Internet service provider survey is a postal survey of all businesses that meet the population selection criteria.