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Martin Gibbs

Report

Framing the NBN: public perceptions and media representations

This report samples and analyses public perception and media representation of the National Broadband Network during the early stages of its discussion, installation, and adoption. Executive summary The success of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in fulfilling its ambition to connect every business and household...
Conference paper

Users and non-users of next generation broadband

This paper explores the contexts and motivations that underpin the uptake of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings are drawn from a mixed-methods research study of households using surveys and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 in an early release site of the NBN...
Report

Death and the internet: consumer issues for planning and managing digital legacies

The project identified a range of ownership and access issues, and found that many online 'assets' are left exposed or stranded after death. The researchers concluded that more Australians should include digital registers in, or with, their wills and these should contain passwords and account...
Report

Broadbanding Brunswick

New research from the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University has found that 82% of households in the NBN first release site of Brunswick, Victoria, think the NBN is a good idea. The study, Broadbanding Brunswick: High-speed Broadband and Household Media Ecologies, examines the take-up...
Report

Political issue analysis system: Policy deliberation in the age of information abundance

The Political Issues Analysis System (PIAS) project sought to investigate how citizens in Melbourne, Australia used the Internet to seek political information about key political issues. It also sought to understand how citizens contacted their elected representative about these issues. Through workshops, case studies, and...