Over twiddling your thumbs?
We’ve all been there, halfway through the finale of a great TV series online when... the video stops and the spinning buffering icon appears on your screen. If your broadband connection isn’t up to scratch, it can take several minutes for the episode to continue – if at all – leaving you sitting in front of the TV or computer twiddling your thumbs.
The cause of this problem is usually a slow or volatile internet connection and the easiest solution is to upgrade to a fibre broadband plan, which offers speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps).
While fibre is the simplest way to ensure a seamless streaming experience, there are some Kiwis who may not be able to access the new ultra-fast fibre broadband network yet. To see if fibre is available at your address, check out our Broadband Checker.
If you’re still on the fibre waitlist, all hope is not lost. You can still upgrade to VDSL, your modem, devices, WiFi, or software to give yourself a better experience.