The September issue provides an interesting look at the National Broadband Network: and how it is perceived to have problems that need to be resolved; how telecommunications is having an effect on the lives of Australians, with discussion on how older Australians engage with online news; and how mobile phone use in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a balance between opportunity and affordability. Papers on future digital service delivery and metadata retention provide a balance between identifying future use and how authorities are looking our telecommunications usage.
This paper reports on a review of Australian political party websites and presents a case study on the redesign of the Dignity for Disability website as a roadmap for web developers on practical strategies for redesigning websites to meet international web accessibility guidelines.
In the lead-up to the Australian federal election in September 2013, there is huge and often bitter controversy over the potential benefits and disadvantages of each policy. TJA has assembled an NBN Policy Panel of four experienced commentators, ranging in their political sympathies from ‘centre left to centre right’ – and none of them uncritical supporters of either policy. Their disciplines span the engineering, economics and marketing of broadband telecommunications.
This article describes the telecommunications market in Poland, and explores the organisation and infrastructure of Poland’s networks as well as the evolution of this sector within the last few decades. It attempts to put a number of issues in the Polish experience in perspective. This can be used to focus further efforts in both Poland and in other nations.