The multi-layers of digital exclusion in rural Australia

Park, Sora, Freeman, Julie, Middleton, Catherine, Allen, Matthew, Eckermann, Robin and Everson, Richard 2015, The multi-layers of digital exclusion in rural Australia, in HICSS 2015 : Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., pp. 3631-3640, doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2015.436.

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Title The multi-layers of digital exclusion in rural Australia
Author(s) Park, Sora
Freeman, Julie
Middleton, Catherine
Allen, MatthewORCID iD for Allen, Matthew
Eckermann, Robin
Everson, Richard
Conference name Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (48th: 2015: Kauai, Hawaii)
Conference location Kauai, Hawaii
Conference dates 5-8 Jan. 2015
Title of proceedings HICSS 2015 : Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Editor(s) Bui, T.X.
Sprague, R.H.
Publication date 2015
Start page 3631
End page 3640
Total pages 9
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication Los Alamitos, Calif.
Keyword(s) internet
digital divide
rural society
Summary Despite many policy interventions, Australia’s ruralareas continue to be at a digital disadvantage. Withthe increasing penetration of information andcommunication technologies (ICT) into all public andprivate realms, there is a need to examine the deeplyrooted digital divide and how it relates to multipledimensions of infrastructure, services and demand inrural communities. This paper reports findings froma workshop with seven rural local governments fromthe State of New South Wales, Australia. The findingssuggest that rural digital exclusion results from amulti-layered divide where elements ofinfrastructure, connectivity and digital engagementare intertwined
ISSN 1530-1605
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2015.436
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 890403 Internet Broadcasting
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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