Connectivity and digital inclusion in Far North Queensland’s agricultural communities

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The ‘Connectivity and digital inclusion in Far North Queensland’s agricultural communities’ study focuses on digital inclusion. James Cook University researchers found this region in Australia to be among the least connected.

“While telecommunications and internet connectivity is becoming more ubiquitous and reliable in urban areas, many rural and remote Australians are being left behind,” lead researcher Dr Amber Marshall said.

The report delivers recommendations for policy and programs.

Read the James Cook University’s publication which highlights some of the recommendations here:

https://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2019/august/poor-digital-inclusion-a-barrier-to-economic-and-social-development

Read the full report ‘Connectivity and digital inclusion in Far North Queensland’s agricultural communities’ here:

https://apo.org.au/node/253896

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