This paper presents a position and identifies future research necessary to support the transition from the universal service regime to a universal access regime that enshrines the principle of ensuring that federal, state and local egovernment and other specified digital services are reasonably accessible to all, on an equitable basis, wherever they work or live.
High-speed broadband networks are an essential element in today’s society, and access should be available on an equitable basis, worldwide. This paper explores how that goal can be achieved, and describes the work being done by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
This presentation will compare international broadband prices, and then suggest five factors that influence the price differences. The analysis also clarifies where Australia sits in relation to global broadband prices.
This guest editorial provides an overview of eight papers describing early experiences with high speed broadband.