8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/10/2015   
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION


There were approximately 12.8 million internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2015. This is an increase of 2% from the end of June 2014. As at 30 June 2015, almost all (99%) internet connections were broadband.

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



Fibre continues to be the fastest growing type of internet connection in both percentage terms and subscriber numbers. Internet subscriptions to a fibre connection increased by 107% (or 217,000 subscribers) from the end of June 2014 to the end of June 2015.


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

Jun 2014
Dec 2014
Jun 2015
'000
'000
'000

Dial-up connections
182
159
95
Broadband connections
DSL
5 065
5 099
5 106
Cable
946
966
996
Fibre
203
324
420
Satellite
80
75
69
Fixed wireless
50
67
np
Mobile wireless
5 954
5 996
6 004
Other
2
5
np
All broadband connections
12 300
12 532
12 667
Total number of subscribers
12 483
12 691
12 762

(a) Dial-up and broadband figures reported by type of access connection may not equal figures collected by advertised download speeds. This is due to some broadband connections being reported as less than 256kbps and some dial-up connections being reported as higher than 256kbps.
np not available for publication but included in the totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.