The ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development finds that in many economies broadband access costs less than 2% of an average household’s income. In 2011 they set a “global broadband affordability target” to encourage ITU members to bring the cost of broadband to under 5% of average income by 2015.
This map evaluates how New Zealand meets the ITU’s broadband affordability target. Addresses on the map are shaded from green to red in 1% steps. The darkest green dots show addresses where a median income household would pay up to 1% of their income for broadband. Red dots show addresses where a median income household would pay 5% or more. Hovering over a dot will indicate what broadband products are available at that address.
A paper on broadband affordability is available from Telco2 discussing the methodology and providing summary results.