Madden, Gary G and Savage, Scott J and Simpson, Michael (1997): Information inequality and broadband network access: an analysis of Australian household data.
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There has been considerable debate in Australia concerning the social and economic 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 out 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 new communication technology to create information inequality.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Information inequality and broadband network access: an analysis of Australian household data|
|Keywords:||Broadband network access; Australian household data|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications|
|Depositing User:||Gary G Madden|
|Date Deposited:||11. Apr 2009 14:41|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 19:55|
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