Three charts on: the NBN and Australia’s digital divide

Ashley Schram, Fran Baum, Matt Fisher, Patrick Harris, Sharon Friel, Toby Freeman

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The National Broadband Network (NBN) is widely considered to be failing Australians, but it isn’t failing them equally.

Our research, undertaken at the Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity, seeks to address health inequities by looking at the geographical distribution of infrastructure, including digital technology.

Examining the rollout of NBN technologies as of December 2016, our preliminary analyses suggest areas of greatest socio-economic disadvantage overlap with regions typically receiving NBN infrastructure of poorer quality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017


  • Australia
  • Internet
  • NBN
  • NBN Co
  • National Broadband Network
  • FTTP
  • socioeconomic status
  • Three charts on


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