Giving rural residents the option of using broadband access isn't enough to boost their community involvement. To really improve civic engagement, rural dwellers need to use the internet.
As more people gain access to the National Broadband Network, so more plans are on offer. Here's how to pick the best plan for your needs.
A new coalition of bodies representing regional Australia is calling on the government to help guarantee better access to the internet and the networked economy.
The Federal Communications Commission has broad power to support fast, affordable internet service reaching every home in the U.S. What are its limits – and its possibilities?
If there are forward-thinking minds within Labour that could bring fresh thinking to internet issues, they didn't get the call.
It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.
Now the ALP has released its much-anticipated National Broadband Network policy, it gives voters a chance to see how the Coalition and the Opposition's plans compare.
Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Does Google's plan for a high-speed wireless internet connection mean the current cable roll-out for the NBN will soon be obsolete?
Five academic experts recently gave their views to the Senate Select Committee on the NBN. Here's what they had to say.
The Democrats' policy platforms address the fundamental issue of Internet haves and have-nots in the U.S. But research suggests just hooking people up to broadband won't solve the problem.
Australia's connection to the internet continues to grow but there are still 1.3 million households not online.
How fast is the NBN in its current form? Is it really that much faster than ADSL? And, crucially, how long will it take to download an episode of Parks and Recreation? You'll find the answers here.
A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
There are competing estimates of the cost of the National Broadband Network, but new data from broadband rollouts overseas can give us a clearer picture of the true cost in Australia.
Those who want the world to get online and those that can make it happen may be coming from very different places.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.