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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 number of subscribers as at 31 December 2011, by the advertised download speed (in ranges) of access connection.

The number of subscribers accessing the internet increased in each of the speed ranges of 1.5Mbps or greater, and decreased in both of the two lowest speed ranges (less than 256kbps, and 256kbps to less than 1.5Mbps).

The 1.5Mbps to 8Mbps speed range had the highest number of subscribers, at 5.1 million, followed by the 8Mbps to 24Mbps speed range, at almost 4.0 million subscribers.

Since 30 June 2011, subscriber numbers in the two highest speed ranges (24Mbps to less than 100Mbps, and 100Mbps or greater) have increased the most in percentage terms, at 21.6% and 80.0% respectively.

Internet subscribers by advertised download speed, for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Dec 2010
Jun 2011
Dec 2011

Less than 256kbps
256kbps to less than 1.5Mbps
1 240
1.5Mbps to less than 8Mbps
4 067
4 614
5 115
8Mbps to less than 24Mbps
3 530
3 913
3 985
24Mbps to less than 100Mbps(a)
1 182
100Mbps or greater(a)
Total broadband (256kbps or greater)
9 739
10 328
11 121
Total number of subscribers
10 446
10 906
11 596

na not available
(a) Prior to June 2011, advertised download speed was reported for 24Mbps or greater.

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