4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Apr 2001  
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Results from a new quarterly survey of Internet service providers (ISPs) show that at the end of September 2000 there were 718 providers supplying Internet access services across Australia.

At the end of the September quarter 2000 there were 3.8 million Internet subscribers registered in Australia, who had downloaded more than one billion megabytes of data over the previous three months. While 11% (432,000) of these subscribers were registered as business or government subscribers they accounted for 43% of the total data downloaded.

ISPs hosted 101,235 business and government web sites for which 3,710 (3.7%) provided an environment for secure transactions.

More details, including information for States and Territories and smaller regions, can be found in Internet Activity, Australia, September Quarter 2000 (cat. no. 8153.0; $19.50) which was released on 21 March 2001.