Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Half of Australians use the net


Newsbytes reports that half of Australians used the Internet in the 12 months ending in June 2001.

This is according to the Australian Communications Authority, which says that a third of Australian households had Internet access by June 2001.

By that time, 56 percent of Australians, or 11.1 million people, had a mobile phone, up 25 percent on the year before. Only 5 percent of these had WAP phones, however.

Last June was the first time that the number of mobile phones in Australia exceeded the number of fixed-line connections.