Next generation broadband: understanding the impacts, capturing the benefits

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Horn, Mark; Dane, Sharon; Griffith, Colin ORCID ID icon; Kimber, Julie; Marquez, Leorey ORCID ID icon; Mason, Claire ORCID ID icon; McInally, Beth; Reeson, Andrew ORCID ID icon



30 p

This Report is about the potential benefits and other impacts that Next Generation Broadband (NGB) – exemplified in Australia by the National Broadband Network (NBN) – will bring to individuals, communities, businesses and governments. Attention is focussed on methods for measuring those impacts and maximizing net benefits, under a strategic framework that includes both social and economic factors. A research agenda for Australian policy and commercial strategy is proposed, together with a brief review of research in CSIRO. Key findings from the literature are highlighted, along with preliminary results from current CSIRO investigations.


North Ryde, NSW

broadband; impact assessment; economic impact; social impact

Operations Research

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Horn, Mark; Dane, Sharon; Griffith, Colin; Kimber, Julie; Marquez, Leorey; Mason, Claire; McInally, Beth; Reeson, Andrew. Next generation broadband: understanding the impacts, capturing the benefits. North Ryde, NSW: CSIRO; 2013.

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