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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2012   
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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to report the volume of data downloaded for the three months ended 31 December 2011.

The ability of ISPs to report the volume of data downloaded is variable. Data presented for these items should only be considered as an indicative measure of internet activity during the reference period and should be used with caution. The occurrence of special events may result in abnormally high downloads.

The overall volume of data downloaded increased by 26.0% since June 2011 to 345,518 Terabytes.

Data downloaded by fixed-line broadband accounted for 93% of all internet downloads, and increased by 26.4% since June 2011. Data downloaded using wireless broadband continued to grow, with a 20.9% increase compared to June 2011.

Since June 2011, dial-up data downloads decreased by 9.7% to 96 Terabytes, in line with a 16.7% decrease in dial-up subscriber numbers.

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

Dec 2010
Jun 2011
Dec 2011

174 665
254 947
322 280
16 990
19 149
23 142
Total broadband
191 655
274 096
345 422
Total volume of data downloaded
191 839
274 202
345 518

(a) Data reported for the 3 month period prior to the reference date.
(b) Fixed line includes DSL, cable, fibre and other fixed line broadband.
(c) Wireless includes satellite, fixed wireless, mobile wireless via a datacard, dongle, USB modem or tablet SIM card and other wireless broadband. Excludes data downloaded via mobile handsets.

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