If the Coalition wins the election, Aussies can expect to continue to lag behind the rest of the world in terms of internet speeds and access.
The Kremlin is pushing for a quick migration of all Russian websites and services to be hosted within the country. It could be the first stage of a larger disconnection effort.
Students and teachers alike struggle with digital connectivity – but education is just one area in which technology matters.
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Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
The pandemic fuelled the market for educational technology providers to market hardware and software to Canadian school boards.
Technology has infiltrated education, but how do we choose what is best for teaching and learning?
Expanding access to broadband internet in rural communities has long been a challenge.
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States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.
Smart cities promise a shining future, but without deliberate efforts to include underserved communities they can worsen the digital divide.
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Smart cities’ focus on technology has made the digital divide worse, not better. The new infrastructure law could change that.
There is a need to educate Nigerians on the difference between the digital representation of cash deposits in bank accounts and the eNaira in digital wallets.
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Nigeria can pull off its newly introduced digital currency but there are concerns that must be addressed for its smooth operations.
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Technology has played a key role for both sides engaged in the conflict. So what would happen if Myanmar’s military shut down all communication to the outside?
Those dressing in designer labels can be the subject of memes in the DRC.
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Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
Digital illiteracy contributes to youth unemployment.
The high cost of data and inadequate digital skills prevent young people from accessing job opportunities.
We’re in a tunnel at the moment, and when the pandemic ends what kids and our society needs will look different.
An expert predicts a rethink on technology access, reconnecting with the working class, and more.
Your mobile internet bandwidth is shared with others in your area. That’s why many people trying to access the iternet at the same time results in slower speeds.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.
Connecting every house to a fibre network is expensive and time-consuming.
Guaranteed internet access is now crucial for everyone to equally exercise their political rights.
Communities across the U.S. are taking network construction into their own hands.
A recent federal court ruling lets big telecom companies censor the internet in ways that boost their own profits – but also allows local and state governments to outlaw censorship if they wish.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least “digitally included” communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
Out of the science labs, our internet connectivity is now part of our everyday lives.
In just three decades we’ve gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
People with poor broadband services spend more time in queues at the bank and for other services that should easily be accessible online.
Labor’s 2019 NBN election policy will disappoint those hoping for a fast-tracked return to that party’s 2009 vision of high-speed fibre for (almost) everyone.