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30 October 2002

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by the BBC: ``Internet use in Australia, one of the most connected countries in the world, has fallen for the first time accompanied by a warning that demand might have levelled.

``Market research firm Market Intelligence Strategy Centre's (MISC) index of internet usage fell three percent in the quarter ending June.

``...Australia, with a population of about 20 million people, has about 70% penetration level despite problems with the roll-out of broadband.

``...The survey showed about 300,000 fewer Australian internet users logged-on in the quarter, with home usage falling dramatically while business users continued to grow.

``...Tighter controls over content, the collapse of a number of internet service providers (ISPs) and a number of high profile online fraud cases were also blamed for the fall.

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