Broadband



Working paper

Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation

This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.
Report

2021 Regional telecommunications review

The Regional Telecommunications Review is an opportunity for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia to share their views and experiences using telecommunications services in their area. The 2021 review examined the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and...
Report

Digital inclusion in Western Australia: what we heard

This report highlights key findings from the Western Australian government's community consultation on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint.
Report

Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2021

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index uses survey data to measure digital inclusion across three dimensions of access, affordability and digital ability. The research explores how these dimensions vary across the country and across different social groups. The 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index marks the first...
Policy report

Future proof: connecting post-pandemic Canada

Digital information has emerged as the prime mover of economies and societies. With the right set of policies and programs, this paper argues that Canada can have the digital connectivity infrastructure it needs to fully support an inclusive society and competitive economy far into the...
Report

Solutions for improved digital connectivity in FNQ: building community and disaster resilience in the Gulf Savannah

This project has brought together Gulf Savannah property owners, councils, communities, development organisations, businesses owners, technical experts, and telecommunications service providers to collaboratively identify and define mobile and broadband challenges during the 2019 monsoon trough event and recovery phase, and to devise novel technical solutions...
Working paper

Economic impact of ubiquitous high speed broadband: agriculture sector

Farmers use broadband, in combination with other technologies, to reduce costs, improve water efficiency and improve access to commodity and labour markets. This paper highlights the real world benefits of high-speed broadband in a series of case studies of agricultural enterprises.
Report

What is data poverty?

Most of the UK population is now within reach of fast broadband, 4G or 5G signals, and also have the digital skills to go online. This report focuses on those for whom cost is the main barrier to greater digital participation.
Report

Affordability report 2020

The 2020 Affordability Report calls for governments to develop effective national broadband plans to make internet access more affordable and enable more people to connect.
Report

Inquiries into NBN access pricing and wholesale service standards: final report

This report sets out the ACCC's findings in respect to their public inquiries into National Broadband Network (NBN) entry level pricing and NBN wholesale service standards.
Report

Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the critical importance of digital inclusion in contemporary Australia. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) was first published in 2016. This edition provides the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date.
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...
Policy report

Clean pipes: should ISPs provide a more secure internet?

This paper explores the concept of ‘clean pipes’, which is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) could provide security services to their customers to deliver a better level of default security.
Report

Australian digital inclusion index: community consultation feedback and outcome

In 2020 the Australian Digital Inclusion project team sought feedback on a reimagined Australian Digital Inclusion Index. Submissions closed 13 March 2020.This document summarises the feedback received, and details how that feedback has informed the ADII 2.0.
Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority: communications report 2018–19

This report presents an overview of communications and media in Australia in 2018-19. The findings show a more complex landscape, along with new demand for online services.
Report

Digital prosperity: how broadband can deliver health and equity to all communities

Broadband is essential infrastructure, and the country’s digital divide confirms the challenges to bringing its benefits to every person, regardless of demographics or geography. As broadband affects nearly every social determinant of health, barriers to adoption and use represent significant challenges in individual and community-level...
Discussion paper

The Australian digital inclusion index: consultation paper

This discussion paper has been released to seek feedback on five primary aspects of the revised ADII 2.0 index and index data provision strategy that the ADII Research Team are investigating.
Report

National Broadband Network fixed line migration — service continuity and complaints management

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of NBN Co’s service continuity operations relating to the migration of telecommunication services to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Discussion paper

Review of the 2015 Telecommunications in New Developments (TIND) policy

The Morrison Government is reviewing arrangements for telecommunications in new developments. The current Telecommunications in New Developments (TIND) policy, released in March 2015, provides the framework for this access, while also fostering competition between network providers to service developments.
Report

Affordability report 2019

The 2019 edition of the Affordability Report calls on policy makers and regulators to promote competitive and diverse broadband markets as key ingredients to drive down the cost of internet access.