Smart, WJ & Coles, G 2011, Pre-print of 'Bring on the broadband: a case for regional centres in Australasia', IBS Journal of Business, vol. 3, pp. 13-27.
The need and processes of implementing a broadband network into isolated communities and its economic, social and environmental impact for Australia and its neighbours are discussed in this paper. Results of Case Studies conducted to identify needs and challenges of the project are given to build a case for government support for the project. The benefits to communities in the region, Australia and worldwide are highlighted. Lessons for political agenda building and implementation of Government can be drawn from this article.