Internet access

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Home internet
Internet adoption
Internet speed
Internet use
Report

Securing the subsea network: a primer for policymakers

This guide for policymakers describes subsea cables' essential functions, planning processes and common threats. It also outlines the economic and strategic interests at stake, and offers some recommendations for protecting America's centrality in subsea networks.
Report

Remote Indigenous communications review

This report was commissioned by ACCAN in June 2020 to undertake a review of programs to support telecommunications and internet access in remote Indigenous communities, and any gaps or outstanding needs identified by community stakeholders.
Fact sheet

Factsheet: who is sending and sharing potentially harmful digital communications?

This factsheet presents findings from a quantitative study looking at adults’ experiences of sending and sharing potentially harmful digital communications in New Zealand.
Report

Riding the digital wave: report on COVID-19 trends and forward work program

The report sets out the Council’s methodology for analysing digital connectivity and adoption across key sectors of the economy, and priorities for its initial program of work, including supporting economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
Report

News and wellbeing: older generations and news consumption

This report examines the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital. It explores how their use and perceptions of news have changed over their lifetime and identifies some of the barriers and opportunities for...
Discussion paper

Consumer Safeguards Review Part C: Choice and fairness - consultation paper

The Consumer Safeguards Review is examining what consumer safeguards are required for a changing communications environment, with a focus on the post-2020 environment. This consultation paper seeks the public's views on proposals for reform regarding choice and fairness in the retail relationship between customers and...
Report

COVID-19 impacts on Australian adults’ online activities and attitudes

This research report explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on Australians’ online activity including digital confidence, negative online experiences, support and training needs.
Working paper

Affordability of communications services for low income households

In 2017, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research found that the affordability of communications services in Australia had improved overall. In general, consumers were getting better value as prices stayed the same or fell, while product inclusions (such as data) increased. This paper updates...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has Australia's internet speed dropped from 30th to 60th in the world under the Coalition?

Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare claims Australia's global rank for internet speeds has fallen significantly under the Coalition.
Report

What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online

Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.