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Internet Service Provider Survey: 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 October 2013
Key facts

In 2013 compared with 2012:

  • Connections with a data cap of 50 gigabytes (GB) or more have almost doubled, to reach to half a million.
  • The number of fibre optic connections jumped from 5,400 to 13,000, a 141 percent increase.
  • Mobile handset Internet connections increased one-quarter to reach 3.2 million connections.
  • As dial-up continues to fall, broadband remains the dominant connection choice, making up 95 percent of Internet connections.
  • The average amount of data consumed per broadband connection is now 23GB a month. 

Graph, Broadband Internet connections, by data cap, at 30 June 2011 to 2013.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
14 October 2013
ISSN 1178-0509 
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