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Photos: Australian broadband coverage

With a fierce battle raging over Australia's broadband future and how bush users should be connected, regulators have weighed in to produce a state of nation report into the country's communications infrastructure and how well consumers are being served by their providers.
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By Jo Best on
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The report has found that ADSL now covers 91 percent of the population, although competition is most common in metropolitan areas.

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Related: Is your broadband better than average?

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There are now 412 exchange locations enabled with ADSL2+, the report revealed, with some non metropolitan areas getting a look-in. ADSL2+ services are available in regional centres including Dubbo, Horsham, Newcastle, Port Augusta, Townsville and Traralgon.

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According to the report, as of June 2006, there were 1.6 million 3G users in Australia, from a total mobile population of 19.7 million. The number of third generation users is expected to increase dramatically -- Telstra is planning to close its 2G CDMA network from next January.

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