8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2014 Quality Declaration 
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION


There were 12,691,000 internet subscribers in Australia at the end of December 2014. This is an increase of 2% from the end of December 2013.

As at 31 December 2014, almost all (99%) 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 4% between December 2013 and December 2014 from 4.9 to 5.1 million connections.

In percentage terms, fibre continues to be the fastest growing type of internet connection, increasing by 94% since the end of December 2013, to 324,000 connections at the end of December 2014.

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

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

Dial-up connections
205
182
159
Broadband connections
DSL
4 898
5 065
5 099
Cable
944
946
966
Fibre
167
203
324
Satellite
91
80
75
Fixed wireless
48
50
67
Mobile wireless
6 040
5 954
5 996
Other
3
2
5
All broadband connections
12 192
12 300
12 532
Total number of subscribers
12 397
12 483
12 691

(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.