Information Inequality and Broadband Network Access: An Analysis of Australian Household Data
AbstractThere has been considerable debate in Australia concerning the social and economies effects of telecommunications carrier investment in broadband network infrastructure. Whether particular groups within networked communities are unable or unwilling to subscribe to broadband services is an important policy issue. This paper sets oat to identify metropolitan households that are less likely to subscribe to services and examines whether there exists a systematic link between subscription interest and measures of social disadvantage Analysis of stated-preference subscription intentions data, obtained from an Australia-wide survey of 715 households, shows that there is potential for the news communication technology to create information inequality. Copyright 1996 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 5 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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- Madden, Gary G & Savage, Scott J & Simpson, Michael, 1997. "Information inequality and broadband network access: an analysis of Australian household data," MPRA Paper 12062, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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