Bring on the broadband: regional Australia

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Smart, WJ 2012, 'Bring on the broadband regional Australia, AQ: Australian Quarterly, vol. 83, no. 4, pp. 4-10.

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The overwhelming majority of Australian businesses now have some form of internet access, but the absence of an effective and truly national, high speed broadband network has meant that many have failed to take advantage of the new applications and 'next generation' services available. Business efficiencies, productivity gains and other commercial benefits have been lost as a result.