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Research report

Home internet for remote Indigenous Communities

19 Jul 2011

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This report outlines the reasons for the low level of internet take-up, and considers the future prospects for ‘home internet’ in these communities, that is, the use of computers and internet access in the home.

The report documents the circumstances and experiences of 3 remote Indigenous communities in central Australia: Kwale Kwale, Imangara and Mungalawurru. Residents in these communities provided significant insight into the social, economic and cultural aspects of communications access and use.

This important evidence is used in the report to examine the drivers and barriers to home internet for remote communities. The report also discusses existing policy approaches to internet access, with a focus on the relationship between communications policy and broader social policies. We have included recommendations to achieve more available, accessible and affordable communications that enhance the lives of remote Indigenous communities.

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PUBLICATION DETAILS

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APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/30427
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