Connecting Australia: The Impact of the nbn on Australian Lives and the Economy – Summary of methodology

The purpose of the study is to understand how the nbn has performed in achieving its original policy intention to improve the lives of Australians, reduce the digital divide, and drive economic benefits.

This study uses the opportunity of the partial rollout to measure the broader social and economic impact of the nbn, compared with areas that do not have nbn. The data and results from this work also establishes from which to measure change in behaviour over time.

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The report has received significant coverage in the media, including:


 

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