Australia - Fixed broadband Internet subscribers

Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions

The latest value for Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions in Australia was 5,839,000 as of 2013. Over the past 12 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 5,839,000 in 2013 and 122,800 in 2001.

Definition: Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions refers to subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fiber-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It excludes technologies listed under the wireless broadband category.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

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Year Value
2001 122,800
2002 258,100
2003 516,800
2004 1,012,000
2005 2,016,000
2006 3,900,000
2008 5,150,000
2009 5,092,000
2010 5,375,000
2011 5,412,000
2012 5,611,000
2013 5,839,000

Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions (per 100 people)

The value for Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions (per 100 people) in Australia was 25.01 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 12 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 25.01 in 2013 and a minimum value of 0.63 in 2001.

Definition: Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions refers to subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fiber-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It excludes technologies listed under the wireless broadband category.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

See also:

Year Value
2001 0.63
2002 1.31
2003 2.59
2004 5.01
2005 9.82
2006 18.69
2008 23.79
2009 23.11
2010 23.99
2011 23.80
2012 24.34
2013 25.01

Classification

Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Communications