Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband

7 December 2016

Internet and broadband connectivity are the foundation of the networked economy. But to ensure the benefits of the networked economy are evenly distributed, the Australian government needs to ensure access to the internet to encourage and support innovation.

A recent report from SGS Economics and Planning highlights a widening gap between the economic workhorses of Sydney and Melbourne and regional Australia.

All of the key sectors experiencing growth depend upon the networked economy. The emerging economic environment is leveraging the rapid rise in real-time connectivity between people, businesses, devices and systems.

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Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, 2016, Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband, The Conversation, viewed 25 April 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/71108>.

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