With Australians downloading enough content online content to fill more than 6.3 billion CDs, the demand for fast broadband continues to grow.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports the average broadband downloads grew more than 33 per cent from December 2013 to December 2014. The latest stats reveal there are now 2.33 million people using an internet connection equal or faster than the maximum speeds available on ADSL2+ (24mbps or greater).

NBN Co’s network traffic report also shows growth in heavy internet usage with the average total end-user data consumption on services over the National Broadband Network now at 67 GB per month (download only) compared with the latest national average of 58 GB per month.

Tony Cross, NBN Co’s Principal Technology Officer said:

“These figures show our appetite for smart devices and online content continues to grow at an exponential rate. The NBN is designed to provide a fast and reliable broadband network to help Aussie households keep up with their insatiable demand for connectivity.”

“With access to fast broadband a family could be simultaneously streaming on-demand entertainment off multiple devices while still working from home using high-definition video conferencing, without worrying about lags or dropouts.”

 

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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