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Downloads increase by 50% in Australia

Downloads in Australia increase, wireless internet connections go through the roof
By: Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 4:12 am

A new study has found that our taste for downloads has increased as well as the number of wireless internet connections in the last 12 months.




A reported released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the June 2010 quarter, the amount of data downloaded increased by 50%. In the same period of time the number of wireless broadband connections increased by an amazing 70% to nearly 3.5 million, while fixed-line broadband connections increased slightly to 4.2 million.


The amount of data downloaded every quarter is now 11 times higher than March 2005 and 126 times higher than March 2002.


The assistant director of innovation and technology at the bureau, Mark Bloomfield said that the increase in downloads reflected the change in download speeds being increased over the years.


But, personally I would dare say it's because quota's have been increasing over the past 3 months especially - so it makes these results hard to really look at. A previous news post I did was talking about 1TB plans, etc - where this time last year we were looking at 200GB.


The amount of wireless internet connections is utterly surprising to me... 3.5 million people!



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