[LINK] ACCC: Broadband Take-Up Catch-Up
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Sep 21 08:09:18 EST 2005
Nearly 2.2 million broadband services connected: ACCC
The take up of broadband services has reached nearly 2.2 million,
according to the latest Australian Competition and Consumer
Commission Snapshot of Broadband Deployment issued today.
"The report shows that as at the end of June 2005, there were
2,183,300 broadband services connected across Australia", ACCC
Commissioner, Mr Ed Willett, said.
"As with the results of the previous quarter, this represents an
increase of over 1 million customers, or 108 per cent, over the
preceding 12-month period".
Total quarterly growth in broadband was 18.7 per cent for the June
2005 quarter. This is broadly in line with the March 2005 growth
(18.8 per cent).
"The take up of ADSL services continues to be significant, with more
than 1.5 million customers connected to ADSL services in the June
[Paul Budde commented in the AFR that we'd been 4 years behind, but
that the [enforced] broadband price cuts of March 2004 have had the
result that we might catch back up to our OECD peers in two years's
time. But I suspect we're still way behind leading countries in MB
download per person]
Quarterly snapshots at:
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