A blog by Cam Findlay, Product Manager, InternetNZ
6 March 2020
The updated Broadband Map NZ website is live, and we are delighted to invite you to check it out.
You’ll find that the new map has:
a new design and user experience
improved usability for mobile
improved embeddable widget tool if you want to use the map on your own website
multiple Internet technology layers visible on the map at once for comparison
more information about data providers
a faster and more robust commercial application programming interface (API)
ambitions for ongoing feature development based on input from our users.
Whether you are moving house or office, renting, buying or building a property, or shopping around for a better Internet plan, Broadband Map NZ is a great tool for finding out about broadband access and speeds available across the country. More than half a million people have used it to learn about availability and get connected to the Internet.
However, the map website was more than four years old and due for a revamp. We are working hard on making it better, faster and more user-friendly. We spent time beta testing with users and showcased the map at a number of public events for feedback to get it into good shape.
We’ve also improved a lot of the behind the scenes work on wrangling the data into shape to give you a great experience to answer a simple question, “What broadband options are available at your place?” We’ll tell you more about the data work we’ve been doing in a few weeks.
Our aim now is to keep listening and evolving this product to ensure it continues to provide a valuable service for another four years and beyond!
If you are interested in learning more about using our availability API please contact us.