Broadband in the home pilot study: Suburban Hobart

Wilken, R, Arnold, M and Nansen, B 2011, 'Broadband in the home pilot study: Suburban Hobart', Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 43-58.


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Title Broadband in the home pilot study: Suburban Hobart
Author(s) Wilken, R
Arnold, M
Nansen, B
Year 2011
Journal name Telecommunications Journal of Australia
Volume number 61
Issue number 1
Start page 43
End page 58
Total pages 16
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Abstract This paper reports on a pilot study conducted throughout 2010 in inner suburban Hobart. The aims of the project are threefold. Firstly, it seeks to develop a fuller understanding of existing domestic broadband consumption and its relationship to other forms and patterns of media and technology consumption. Secondly, it attempts to gain insight into domestic consumers' expectations and imagined scenarios of use for fast broadband. Thirdly, it compares the expectations of providers (policy makers, engineers, entrepreneurs) with the previously mentioned end-users, to examine overlap, intersection, and divergence. This paper presents some of the preliminary findings from these intimate portraits of present and imagined future domestic broadband consumption, focusing in particular on aims one and two.
Subject Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
ISSN 0040-2486
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