Connectivity and digital inclusion in the Northern Gulf: participant-focused report

Marshall, Amber, and Dale, Allan (2019) Connectivity and digital inclusion in the Northern Gulf: participant-focused report. Report. The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] This research project is about giving a voice to cattle farmers in Far North Queensland (FNQ) who are among the most digitally excluded people in our country (Thomas et. al., 2018). As a former resident of Chillagoe (and remote parts of the Northern Territory) I1 am familiar with the personal and economic challenges associated with getting connected and staying connected in the bush. I wanted, however, to explore issues beyond those of obtaining an internet connection (be it via a mobile network, NBN fixed wireless or satellite, or an ADSL phone line). I wanted to understand how internet connectivity (or, in some cases, lack thereof) impacts the lives and livelihoods of agricultural communities in the Far North, including the social and economic impacts of poor connectivity. Primarily, I wanted to find out how the internet helps (and hinders) people to get things done and lead happy, healthy lives in the bush. This includes staying connected to friends and family; establishing, operating and expanding businesses; and participating more generally in the 'digital economy' beyond geographic isolation.

Item ID: 58936
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-921974-60-1
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Funders: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 05:17
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100502 Broadband and Modem Technology @ 50%
10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890101 Fixed Line Data Networks and Services @ 70%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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