Internet - Broadband Internet data caps, by residential and business 2012–2016

Stats NZ


For both residential and business connections, these figures include digital subscriber line, cellular (excludes mobile phone 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 target population is ‘all resident New Zealand Internet service providers’ (92 businesses). Internet service providers (ISPs) are defined as economically significant businesses that supply Internet connectivity services to individuals, households, businesses, and other organisations in New Zealand.

Changes to data collection/processing

In 2016, data used by mobile phone Internet connections was collected and published for the first time.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2016


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Internet Service Provider Survey: 2016 – tables (Excel, 9 sheets, 69kB)' from the right-hand side.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2016

From the dataset Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 6
  • Range: B10:L18
  • Provided: 70 data points

Dataset originally released on:

October 14, 2016

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.