14 Oct 2014

Kiwis use 53 percent more data

2:42 pm on 14 October 2014

New Zealanders used 53 percent more internet data in the year ended June compared to the previous year.

The Government statistician says the 53,000 terabytes used was equivalent to streaming more than 12 million high-definition super-hero movies.

Almost half of all broadband connections now have data caps of 50 gigabytes or more - three years ago, only four percent of connections had such large data caps.

The figures did not include internet connections from mobile phones which rose 16 percent to 3.7 million.

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