Age is no barrier to Internet usage in Australia, according to the latest research from Telstra. It says Australians who are 65 or older have the most home PCs: 88 per cent versus 72 per cent among 18-24 year olds.
But younger Australians are more likely use a laptop in the home (88 per cent against 53 per cent among people aged 65 or over), it says. Other statistics released by Telstra:
Some 23pc of Australian households regularly use more than four internet-enabled devices at the same time.
Almost a quarter, or 24per cent, of Australian men would rather go without food, heating or their TV and mobile phone than give up their Internet access. Some 19 per cent of Australian women say the same thing.
Telstra published these figures as it announced reduced pricing and increased data allowances in some BigPond broadband plans. A BigPond “Elite” plan with 50GB download allowance is cut from $109.95 a month to $69.95.