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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/10/2014   
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION


There were 12,483,000 internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2014. This is an increase of 1% from the end of June 2013.

As at 30 June 2014, over 98% of internet connections were broadband. The number of dial-up internet connections continued to decline.

Graph Image for Proportion of subscribers by connection type.

Footnote(s): For ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Source(s): 8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia



Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections increased by 6% between June 2013 and June 2014 from 4.8 to 5.1 million connections.

In percentage terms, fibre was the fastest growing type of internet access connection, increasing by 76% since the end of June 2013, to 203,000 connections at 30 June 2014.

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

Jun 2013
Dec 2013
Jun 2014
'000
'000
'000

Dial-up connections
227
205
182
Broadband connections
DSL
4 787
4 898
5 065
Cable
934
944
946
Fibre
115
167
203
Satellite
93
91
80
Fixed wireless
49
48
50
Mobile wireless
6 150
6 040
5 954
Other
3
3
2
All broadband connections
12 131
12 192
12 300
Total number of subscribers
12 358
12 397
12 483

(a) Dial-up and broadband figures reported by type of access connection may not equal figures collected by advertised download speeds, due to some broadband connections being reported as less than 256kbps.



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