8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2016   
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TYPE OF ACCESS CONNECTION

There were approximately 13.3 million internet subscribers in Australia at the end of June 2016. This is an increase of 4.2% from the end of June 2015. Fibre continues to be the fastest growing type of internet connection in both percentage terms and subscriber numbers. The number of fibre connections more than doubled between June 2015 and June 2016 to 960,000 subscribers.


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

Jun 2015
Dec 2015
Jun 2016
'000
'000
'000

Dial-up connections
95
93
90
Broadband connections
DSL
5 106
5 030
5 032
Cable
996
1 004
1 029
Fibre
420
645
960
Satellite
69
np
62
Fixed wireless
np
84
83
Mobile wireless
6 004
6 025
6 039
Other
np
np
1
All broadband connections
12 667
12 853
13 207
Total number of subscribers
12 762
12 946
13 297

(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.