INTERNET ACCESS - QUESTION 59
WHY IS IT ASKED?
The Internet is changing the way we communicate, find information and conduct financial transactions. The answers to this question will be used to measure how widespread household access to the Internet, both broadband and dial-up, has become in Australia. This information will be used for planning purposes by both government and private sectors to enable wider and improved service delivery.
HOW TO ANSWER
For this question, if the Internet access at the dwelling is via a permanent broadband connection, for example, ADSL, Cable, Wireless or Satellite connections, mark the second box.
If the Internet access at the dwelling is via a phone line dial-up system, including ISDN, mark the third box.
If the only Internet access available at the dwelling is via a mobile phone, set-top box, games machine or another connection other than dial-up or broadband, mark the last box.
When answering, consider all Internet access available at the dwelling, regardless of whether it is paid for by someone in the dwelling, by a business or by someone else.
If the dwelling has more than one type of Internet access, mark the higher type of connection. For example, if both broadband and dial-up access are available at the dwelling, mark ‘Yes, broadband connection’.