Surf the internet in total freedom without the fear of being blocked or detected with our New Zealand VPN. Urban VPN has servers across the globe, guaranteeing you a lightning-fast connection and thousands of IPs to choose from, so that you will be able to easily mind your business anonymously and safely while in New Zealand.
Internet access is widely available in New Zealand, arriving to the country in 1989 for the use of university students. Currently, almost 90 percent of the country’s population is using the internet, and more than half have active social media accounts.
The internet in New Zealand is free, and the government does not control or monitor internet activity. The only exception is The Department of Internal Affairs' (DIA) internet filter, a system for filtering websites in order to prevent access to certain material. The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act of 1993 (FVPC Act) defines different types of “objectionable content,” although eventually restrictions were limited to the exploitation of children. The filter prevents internet users from accessing illegal websites and is active on most internet service providers in New Zealand.
Like so many other countries, New Zealand has been having a tumultuous discussion about the detection and prevention of online copyright infringement. In accordance with country regulations, streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix, use geo-restrictions and block certain content in the region. These restrictions can be lifted using a VPN connection to change the IP address.
Another concern are hackers and online scammers. Cyber criminals are looking for vulnerable public Wi-Fi hotspots to access unprotected data. Public Wi-Fi connections are abundant in the country and are often not encrypted and have very poor security. Therefore, Kiwi Internet users should use a VPN service to protect their data and maintain their privacy and anonymity online.
Urban VPN abides by a complete no-logging policy, allowing you to access all websites, social media platforms, and apps with no restrictions and without tracing your activity. Urban VPN encrypts your connection and allows you to replace your IP address with an IP address from the geolocation of your choice, so you can securely browse the internet without any concern that the government, your internet service provider, or any prying third party can monitor your online activities.
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