National, local and household media ecologies: the case of Australia’s National Broadband Network

25 July 2013

This article draws from recent work by the authors on high-speed broadband and Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) to critically engage with and extend theories of media ecologies. The argument of this paper is that the media ecology approach is a valuable framework for making sense of such a large-scale infrastructure project as the NBN, but that, equally, due to its scaled nature, the NBN leads to a reconceptualised understanding of media ecologies as operating at three different levels: national, local (at the level of the suburb or town), and within the household.

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46
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136-154
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Rowan Wilken, Bjorn Nansen, Michael Arnold, Jenny Kennedy, Martin Gibbs, 2013, National, local and household media ecologies: the case of Australia’s National Broadband Network, Communication, Politics & Culture, viewed 23 March 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/38419>.

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