Australia

The rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia will accelerate dramatic changes in pedagogy and access that have been underway since the advent of the Internet. The move away from bricks-and-mortar campuses towards global learning networks and the rise of mobile learning will result in access to education becoming a universal human right.

Telecommunications, e-learning, education, Australia, mobile leaning, MOOCs

A book review of  ‘Changing Jobs. The Fair Go in the Machine Age’ by Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley, Redback 13, Schwarz Publishing, September 2017, 199 pp.

Information society, Industrial sociology, Workforce education, Australia

Tony Newstead, who died on 6 November 2017, was a pioneering figure in Australian and worldwide telecommunications network planning, as well as in Australian trad jazz as both a trumpeter and early bandleader. This obituary attempts to do justice to his career in both fields.

Tony Newstead, Telecommunications Network Planning, Trad Jazz, World Bank, Australia

This article establishes the relationship between the condition of Australian broadband services and Australia’s history of broadband regulation. It reviews research on the effects of regulation and industry concentration internationally, which indicates that the effects of widely deployed policies are often small or undetectable. Penetration and quality are strongly affected by technology factors.

Broadband, Australia, regulation, Market power, Network technology
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