Wireless Internet Users Goes Up

WIRELESS internet connections have nearly doubled in six months, with more than ten per cent of Australians using them to go online.

Figures have revealed that 14 per cent of Australians who have internet connections are using wireless services to surf, email and download.

In the first six months of 2008, wireless internet connections jumped from 433,000 to 809,000.

The overall speed of internet connections has also risen in the last year.

The number of connections with download speeds of 1.5 megabits per second or more increased from 36 per cent in 2007 to 43 per cent in June.

On a 1.5 megabit per second connection, downloading a song would take about 20 seconds.

About 22 per cent of Australians are on a connection with speeds of less than 256 kilobits per second.

The figures, compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, also revealed that broadband subscriptions accounted for the vast majority of internet connections.

"As at June 2008, Australia had a total of 7.2 million active internet subscribers," the ABS said.

"Just under 80 per cent of these subscribers had broadband connections."
But while broadband speeds have improved for many Australians, one in five are still in the slowest category of connections.

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