Clutha residents keen to see improvements in broadband might be interested in volunteering for a nationwide monitoring programme.
The Commerce Commission is seeking 3000 households to take part.
Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale said Kiwis love being connected to the internet and together spend more than $1.2 billion a year on home broadband bundles.
‘‘Despite this, we know that many consumers find broadband baffling. Products and pricing can be complex and in-home performance can be hard for consumers to measure.’’
The aim of the monitoring programme is to provide consumers with independent information on broadband performance across different providers, plans, and technologies, to help them choose the best broadband for their household.
‘‘We need volunteers from all parts of the country, of all ages, and on all types of broadband technologies, plans and providers to take part.’’
For more information on the programme and details about how to become a volunteer, go to www.comcom.govt.nz/ broadbandvolunteer
The monitoring programme will cost $2.8 million over three years.