Communications Statistical Snapshot – Overall internet subscription numbers have increased from 11.6 million in December 2011 to 12.2 million in December 2012. Chart 1 shows that dial-up subscriptions continue to decline while broadband subscription numbers have increased significantly to be 98% of subscriptions in December 2012. Chart 2 shows the emerging pattern of broadband subscriptions trending to higher download speeds between December 2007 and December 2012. The 8 Mbps to less than 24 Mbps category now has the largest subscription base with 46 per cent of all broadband subscriptions at December 2012, an increase of 36 per cent between December 2011 and December 2012. The 1.5 Mbps to less than 8Mbps category represented 35 per cent of all broadband subscriptions at December 2012. The 24 Mbps and greater category also rose 36 per cent between December 2011 and December 2012. The lowest download speed category – 256 kbps to less than 1500 kbps constitutes only 5 per cent of broadband subscriptions at December 2012. Chart 3 illustrates the continuing increase in household access to computers, the internet and more recently, the rapid increase of broadband internet. By 2010-11, most homes with computers also have internet access and broadband access.
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