It’s another milestone for online services, as Canadians put more money down on internet than traditional T.V., last year.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released it’s 2016 Communications Monitoring Report and it revealed 2015 communications service industry revenues.
Earnings made by communications companies offering internet access collected $9.8 billion from customers, while subscription television services accounted for $8.9 billion.
Residential Internet data downloads increased 40% from 2014-15, while wireless data increased 44% in the same period.
Other consumer data released from the report:
- 8% of Canadians watched TV exclusively online in 2015
- Typical internet TV users watched 5.8 hrs of online TV content per week in 2015
- Canadians 65+ watched the most TV in 2015, with an average of 42 hours/week
- 24% of Canadian households are cellphone-only, while 14% have a landline telephone only
- Almost three-quarters (73%) of Canadians have a smartphone
Overall, the commission said industry revenues reached $65.7 Billion in 2015, up $64.1 billion in 2014, a gain of 2.5%, slightly above the five-year average growth 2.1%.
— CRTCeng (@CRTCeng) October 26, 2016