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Australian Communications

In 2009 it was reported that 78% of all Australian households had internet access. Access to computers increased from 44% (1998) to 72% (2009). The highest proportion of households with a broadband internet connection in 2009 was the ACT with 74% and the lowest was 54% in South Australia and 49% in Tasmania.

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Internet country code - .au
Internet hosts
13,361 million
Internet users
15.81 million
Radio broadcast stations
262 AM stations, 345 FM stations, 1 shortwave
TV broadcast stations
Phone international country code - 61
Phones - main lines in use
9.02 million
Phones - mobile cellular
24.22 million
Phone system
general assessment: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: domestic satellite system; significant use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile cellular telephones
landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable with links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Southern Cross fiber optic submarine cable provides links to New Zealand and the United States; satellite earth stations - 19 (10 Intelsat - 4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean, 2 Inmarsat - Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, 2 Globalstar, 5 other)

Updated August 2011. You may notice that we show information from a variety of dates. We are unable to find the same type of information for more recent dates than what we show here. The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. For more information, please visit any of the Australian government websites and the CIA World Fact Book

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