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AUSTRALIA is still the world’s biggest Internet user with about 1.5 billion people using it daily, according to research released this week by telco iiNet.
However, it was a far cry from the millions of people who use the internet for business, entertainment and other needs, the research firm said.
“While iiNet is the most popular broadband provider in Australia, its internet traffic dwarfs all other broadband providers combined,” said Michael Koster, chief executive of the iiNet Communications Industry Association.
iiNet said that as the world economy grew, demand for Internet services increased.
“In particular, the increased use of broadband services has resulted in the growth in demand for bandwidth that has been growing exponentially over the last few years,” he said.
iiNEXT is the company behind the country’s broadband service, which is available in the state of Victoria and New South Wales, as well as in Tasmania and South Australia.
iiNT’s internet speeds are faster than its competitors’ and its users are able to watch television and watch movies on the internet at the same time.
It also offers a range of services to provide services for people using the network for business and entertainment purposes.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said in July that Australia’s internet use rose from a little over 4.5 gigabytes per day in 2004 to 7.2 gigabytes a day in 2013.
The figure was expected to grow further in the coming years.
According to iiNet’s latest data, Australia’s overall internet usage in July was 2.6 billion megabytes.
iiNext is currently the only broadband provider offering internet speeds that are more than 100 times faster than those of its competitors.
iiNet says the average Australian household uses an average of about 2.4 gigabytes of data a month.
iiNews understands that some households are able use up to two gigabytes or more per month, which means iiNet can provide speeds that rival some of its rivals.
A study by Telstra and iiNet earlier this year found that Australians spend about three hours a day on the net.
While the average internet user in Australia is a young person aged between 18 and 24, iiNet estimates that around a quarter of that number is over the age of 65.
In August, iiN announced plans to extend its network to more than 20 million homes.
Internet users tend to use the network as much for entertainment as for business purposes.
iiMates the average age of iiNet customers is between 36 and 40 years old, and it says that more than half are female.
iiNET says it has plans to expand its network in New South is Queensland and the Northern Territory.
iiMAX has a presence in about 80 per cent of the states and territories in Australia.
Australia has some of the most advanced broadband networks in the world, with speeds of 1.7 terabits per second, according the iiMate study.
The country has a national fibre optic network with speeds up to 25 terabitts per second.