Broadband hits three million connections

Broadband connections in Australia have passed the three million mark, according to a report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). By the end of March, there were 3,161,600 broadband services connected across the country, according to the quarterly Snapshot of Broadband Deployment report.

Broadband connections in Australia have passed the three million mark, according to a report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

By the end of March, there were 3,161,600 broadband services connected across the country, according to the quarterly Snapshot of Broadband Deployment report.

"As with the results of the previous quarter, this represents an increase of over one million customers, or 78 per cent, over the preceding 12-month period. However, the bullish growth reported throughout 2004-2005 as a result of a more competitive broadband market has steadied somewhat," said ACCC commissioner Ed Willett.

ADSL was still the predominant connection type, but wireless was growing.

"While the take up of ADSL services continues to outstrip other broadband technologies, an increasing number of customers have elected a wireless connection. Take up of other broadband technologies, including wireless, grew by 34 per cent in the quarter, albeit off a low base," said Willett.

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