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Latest MISC Internet Uptake Index shows Australian Internet Uptake falls for first time as 300,000 Internet users temporarily stop using the Internet. MISC asks has the Internet boom finally plateaued?
October 2002 (see chart above)

Banking in Cyberspace – with Cyber Tellers 1/3 of Bank Customers now prefer their Cyber Tellers as banks offer Cyber Teller options across 42% of online banking services
May 2002

New MISC Internet Uptake Index reveals 57% growth in Internet acceptance since June 2000, While Internet connectivity growth and time stalls for first time
November 2001

13% pa growth in the MINTEL E-Banking Index* sees consumers embrace E-Banking, not to bank, but for $11,500 pa cash purse from E-Banking coffers
June 1999

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Media Coverage

The following tables summarise selected media coverage flowing from MISC/MINTEL press releases. As reporting of MISC/MINTEL industry research is invariably widespread (Australian and International), this coverage should be viewed as indicative only. For further details of research referenced below, please click here and specify the research article referenced.

The Age

Web boom peaks as users log off | Sharon Kemp, October 2002

"More than 9.5 million Australians have access to Internet technology. Although the boom may already have plateaued in Australian the Market Intelligence Strategy Centre believes the fall in activity may be temporary."

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The Australian

The party's over for net and pay-TV | Robert Gottliebsen, October 2002

"It is important to stress that the MISC survey shows that, while consumer demand is down, uptake in the workplace continues to increase."

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The Australian Financial Review

Sharp dip in internet use perplexes analysts | Nicole Lindsay, October 2002

"The one-off fall is based on 10 different index variables that MISC - a sister company to banking industry measurement group MINTEL Australia - covers on a continual basis for its clients."

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BBC News

Australian log off the web | October 28, 2002

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

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The Daily Telegraph

Australians start to escape from the net | Bruce Brammall, October 2002

"A survey by the Market Intelligence Strategy Centre says the fall parallels a levelling in penetration for computers in households and internet take-up more generally."

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The Herald Sun

Internet Growth Stalls | Bruce Brammall, October 2002

"The numbers of regular internet users for the quarter dropped nearly 300,000 to 6 million, MISC said."

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The Inquirer

Aussies turn off the Net | Paul Hales, October 2002

"A survey by Melbourne-based Market Intelligence Strategy Centre has found that Internet use down-under shrank for the first time in three years in the three months to July, with up to 300,000 Aussies having gone walkabout without recourse to the web."

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Internet Magazine

Today Australia, tomorrow the world? | October 2002

"'While the fall may not seem immediately significant, in the context of regular quarterly growth rates of 20 per cent that have been shown by the index in the past, it is a serious and unprecedented correction,' said an MISC spokesman."

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Australians no longer logging on | October 29, 2002

"According to Market Intelligence Strategy Centre's Internet Uptake Index, Internet usage fell three percent in the second quarter of 2002, the first recorded fall since the Index was created in 1999."

What's up down under? | October 29, 2002

"According to MISC, the introduction of tighter controls over Internet content, the collapse of a number of Internet Service Providers, some high-profile online fraud cases, and significant delays in rollout of broadband services are all important factors that have contributed to the decline in usage."

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Surf's out for Australian Net users | Octover 28, 2002

"Market research firm MISC (Market Intelligence Strategy Centre) said its Internet Uptake Index, which measures a range of web use data, fell three percent in the three months to the end of June - the first decline since the index was devised in 1999."

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Net usage hits lull after boom run | Sharon Kemp, October 2002

"Another prolonged period of growth in usage would only be sparked by a new wave of technology changes and advances in content, MISC said."

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Internet use falls in Australia |

"The number of Australians using the Internet declined by 300,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from market research firm Market Intelligence Strategy Centre."

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The West Australian

Internet users tail away | Sharon Kemp, October 2002

"More than 300,000 Autralians stopped using the internet altogether, according to a survey by Melbourne based Market Intelligence Strategy Centre."

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