Journal article

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

Journal
Information technology Public broadcasting Broadband Access to information National Broadband Network Australia
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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.

Publication Details
Volume:
46
License type:
CC BY-ND
Pagination:
136-154