TV & Internet in Auckland



There are four free to air TV channels and two pay per view networks delivering another 30 channels. Television New Zealand, more commonly known as TVNZ, is a government-owned corporation television network broadcasting in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific. It operates TV1, TV2 and new media services. On the site, shows can be watched, tv guides are available, and TV chat lines are open.


To connect a computer to the Internet in New Zealand, a RJ45 type plug is necessary. An adaptor with a flat two or three-point power plug to connect to the power supply is also necessary.

New Zealand's major telephone company, Telecom New Zealand is the only provider of digital subscriber lines (DSL). This is distributed wholesale to their subsidiary Xtra (the largest Internet service provider in New Zealand), as well as many of Telecom's "competitors", with varying speeds and download limits.

Download speeds can range from 256 kbit/s to 7.6 Mbit/s depending on the distance from the exchange and quality of the copper telephone line, however, most households receive an average of 1Mbit/s to 3 Mbit/s per line.

There are also many internet cafes and wifi areas in which you can use your own computer and connect to the Internet wirelessly.

Update 6/12/2009


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