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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2012   
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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to estimate the volume of data downloaded for the three months ended 30 June 2012.

The ability of ISPs to estimate the volume of data downloaded is variable. Data presented for these items are to be considered as indicative measures of internet activity during the reference period and should be used with caution. The occurrence of special events may result in abnormally high downloads.

Volume of data downloaded by type of access connection(a), for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Jun 2011
Dec 2011
Jun 2012

Fixed line(b)
254 947
322 280
389 130
19 149
23 142
25 301
Total broadband
274 096
345 422
414 431
Total volume of data downloaded(d)
274 202
345 518
414 537

(a) Data reported for the three month period prior to the reference date.
(b) Fixed line includes DSL, cable, fibre and other fixed line broadband.
(c) Wireless includes satellite, fixed wireless, mobile wireless via a datacard, dongle, USB modem or tablet SIM card and other wireless broadband. Excludes data downloaded via mobile handsets.
(d) Dial-up volume is not shown separately, but is included in the total. See the section on changes within In this Issue for more information.

The overall volume of data downloaded increased by 20% since the three months ended 31 December 2011, to 414,537 Terabytes.

Data downloaded by fixed-line broadband accounted for 94% of all internet downloads in the three months ended 30 June 2012.

The volume of data downloaded by fixed-line broadband increased by 21% since the three months ended 31 December 2011. Data downloaded using wireless broadband also continued to grow, recording a 9% increase compared to the three months ended 31 December 2011.

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