eLaunceston Revisited – A Novel Regional Research Project from 1999

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Simon Moorhead

Keywords

history, telecommunications, eLaunceston, Internet, social media

Abstract

An historical paper from 1999 is republished because of its relevance to using digital communications to boost regional communities and their digital economies. Telstra Research Laboratories created a community website for Launceston Tasmania, with local stakeholder oversight, to test whether locally oriented information can increase the value of the Internet to existing users and make digital access more attractive to non-users.

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References

Jenkins, A., & Dragun, N. (1999). eLaunceston – A Novel Regional Portal Research Project, Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 49(2), 79-83.