Community business: the internet in remote Australian Indigenous communities

Community business: the internet in remote Australian Indigenous communities Journal Article

New Media & Society

  • Author(s): McCallum, Kerry, Papandrea, Franco
  • Published: 2009
  • Volume: 11

Abstract: This article reports on the findings of a research project that mapped the patterns of internet access and use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. Remote Indigenous communities comprise some of Australia’s most disadvantaged users of internet services. Taking a case-study approach, the article raises challenging theoretical questions for those seeking to understand the extent and nature of the digital divide in relation to indigeneity and remoteness. It suggests approaches for more sustainable introduction of internet facilities to remote Indigenous communities in Australia and improved practices for better delivery of training to users. It reinforces the need for research and collaboration at the community level so that the introduction of facilities is conducted in a culturally and technically appropriate manner.

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McCallum, Kerry, Papandrea, Franco, 2009, Community business: the internet in remote Australian Indigenous communities, Volume:11, Journal Article, viewed 19 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2698.

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