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8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN TYPE OF BROADBAND CONNECTION USED

Businesses using broadband were asked to specify the main type of broadband connection in use as at 30 June 2012.

Main type of broadband connection used, by employment size(a)(b), 2011-12

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total
%
%
%
%
%

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
68.8
77.8
77.7
57.2
72.2
Fibre To The Premises (FTTP)
1.0
1.6
5.5
25.5
1.7
Cable
7.9
4.2
6.0
12.3
6.7
Fixed Wireless
8.9
7.3
7.3
2.6
8.2
Mobile Wireless
11.0
7.4
2.0
0.7
9.1
Satellite
2.4
1.7
1.5
0.2
2.1
Other broadband connections(c)
np
-
-
1.5
0.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Proportions are of all businesses that used broadband as the main type of internet connection in each output category.
(b) Businesses identified the main type of broadband connection as at 30 June 2012.
(c) Other broadband includes connection types such as ATM and frame relay. Refer to the glossary.


Of those businesses that reported broadband as their main type of internet connection, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) was the most commonly reported (72%). By employment size, businesses with 200 or more persons employed were the least likely to report the use of DSL (57%) but were over four times more likely to report Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) (26%) than any other employment size range.

Graph Image for Main type of broadband connection used, by employment size(a)(b), 2009-10 to 2011-12

Footnote(s): (a) Proportions are of all businesses that used broadband as the main type of internet connection in each output category. (b) Businesses identified the main type of broadband connection as at 30 June 2012. (c) Other broadband includes connection types such as ATM and frame relay. Please refer to the glossary.

Source(s): Digital Subscriber Line; Fibre To The Premises; Cable; Fixed Wireless; Mobile Wireless; Satellite; Other broadband



Between 2010-11 and 2011-12, the proportion of businesses with more than 200 persons employed that reported the use of FTTP increased from 17% to 26%.

Businesses in Wholesale trade were the most likely to report DSL as their main type of broadband connection (86%), followed by Rental, hiring and real estate services (80%). The industry with the lowest proportion of businesses with DSL as the main type of broadband connection was Agriculture, forestry and fishing (39%). However, this industry recorded the greatest proportion of businesses with satellite (23%), mobile wireless (23%) and fixed wireless (15%) broadband connections as their main type of broadband connection.





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