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...
The Australian Internet Usage Survey (AIUS) uses a sequential mixed-mode design. An online selfcompletion survey is offered first, with a hard copy option initiated during a second phase of data collection. The AIUS uses an address-based sampling (A-BS) approach, with mail as the primary mode...
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.
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.
For many people, telephone and internet services are vital for work, study, accessing services and keeping connected with family and friends. This report looks at young people’s experiences and issues with accessing and using 'phone and internet services.
This paper, the first in a series that examines the effects of mobile technology on the response to COVID-19, highlights early examples of 5G technology being used during this time and assesses the outlook for the expanded use of 5G in an era when ubiquitous...
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...
With China’s credibility damaged over the early denials of the lethality of the COVID-19 virus, can Western nations trust its official assurances on 5G neutrality? Are we prepared for the worst if the fears about 5G became a reality? Randolph Mank explores the issues in...
In his role as APO and CSI's new Digital Inclusion Collection curator, Dr Chris Wilson will highlight some of the older material in the collection, beginning this month with a review of the Internet Society’s Global Internet Report series.
Mobile broadband spectrum management is one area where the ACMA, for a number of years, has provided detailed public guidance on its associated strategy and work program. In September 2015, the ACMA consulted on updating its strategy and work program in the discussion paper Beyond...