The Multi-Layers of Digital Exclusion in Rural Australia

Sora PARK, Julie FREEMAN, Matthew Allen, Robin Eckermann

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Abstract

Despite many policy interventions, Australia’s rural areas continue to be at a digital disadvantage. With the increasing penetration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into all public and private realms, there is a need to examine the deeply rooted digital divide and how it relates to multiple dimensions of infrastructure, services and demand in rural communities. This paper reports findings from a workshop with seven rural local governments from the State of New South Wales, Australia. The findings suggest that rural digital exclusion results from a multi-layered divide where elements of infrastructure, connectivity and digital engagementare intertwined
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsTung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague Jr.
Place of PublicationCalifornia
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3631-3640
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
ISBN (Print)9781479973675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Kauai, Kauai, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20158 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period5/01/158/01/15

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PARK, S., FREEMAN, J., Allen, M., & Eckermann, R. (2015). The Multi-Layers of Digital Exclusion in Rural Australia. In T. X. Bui, & R. H. Sprague Jr. (Eds.), 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 3631-3640). California: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.436