At the end of December 2009, there were 9.1 million active internet subscribers in Australia.
The phasing out of dial-up internet connections continued with nearly 90% of internet connections now being non dial-up. Australians also continued to access higher download speeds, with 62% of access connections having a download speed of 1.5Mbps or greater.
Digital subscriber line (DSL) continued to be the major technology for connections, accounting for 51% of non dial-up connections. However, this percentage share has decreased since June 2009 when DSL represented 57% of non dial-up connections.
Mobile wireless via a datacard, dongle or USB modem was the fastest growing technology in internet connections, increasing to 2.8 million in December 2009. This represents a 40% increase from June 2009."
"8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2010"
- http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8153.0 (view on Google Sidewiki)