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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2013 Quality Declaration 
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION


Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to report subscriber numbers by type of access connection as at 31 December 2013.

There were 12,397,000 internet subscribers in Australia at the end of December 2013. This is an increase of 2% from the same time in the previous year.

As at 31 December 2013, 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



The number of mobile wireless broadband connections decreased by 2% between the end of June 2013 and the end of December 2013. However, the number of mobile wireless broadband connections in Australia, increased by 1% since the end of December 2012 and mobile wireless broadband continued to account for half of all internet connections.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections increased by 4% between December 2012 and December 2013 from 4.7 to 4.9 million connections.

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

Dec 2012
Jun 2013
Dec 2013
'000
'000
'000

Dial-up connections
282
227
205
Broadband connections
DSL
4 727
4 787
4 898
Cable
918
934
944
Fibre
91
115
167
Satellite
92
93
91
Fixed wireless
49
49
48
Mobile wireless
5 995
6 150
6 040
Other
7
3
3
All broadband connections
11 879
12 131
12 192
Total number of subscribers
12 161
12 358
12 397

(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.
(b) Data reported by type of access connection may be influenced by cyclical factors, such as educational semesters. This could impact on the data reported at each reference period of the IAS, namely 30 June and 31 December, particularly for types of access connection where relatively small numbers are reported.



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