Book Chapter

Overcoming the tyranny of distance? High speed broadband and the significance of place

J Kennedy, R Wilken, B Nansen, M Arnold, M Harrop, M Griffiths, K Barbour

Making Publics, Making Places | University of Adelaide | Published : 2016


This paper examines how HSB is configured in the production of place through the services provided by the National Broadband Network (NBN) across 22 technologically and geographically diverse households by drawing out properties of connectedness and distinction. In this paper, which reports on preliminary data from a longitudinal ARC-funded research project, we are particularly interested to examine how HSB intersects with the other spatial elements that make place meaningful for our participants. We take the standpoint that the uptake and appropriation of a technological innovation, such as HSB, is a process – not an event. We seek to examine the dynamics of this process, what HSB means for..

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