According to statistics, almost two-thirds of New Zealand homes are connected through the Internet.
The Household Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey: 2006 shows that just over half the connections use broadband technology, while remaining are dial-up connections. Cities like, Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury have higher-than-average household broadband access with Auckland having the highest, at 43.1 percent. Around 2.6 million citizens of New Zealand are using mobile phones for their personal use. The Household Use of ICT Survey also revealed that most people used the Internet to email, browse the web generally, and obtain information on goods and services.