Australia has been a leader in broadband adoption by creating the Department of Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy. This government ministry is providing $13.6m USD available in grants to communities to increase broadband adoption and digital inclusion programs.
A component of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), the Digital Hubs Program is an initiative tied to these grants to aid local communities to improve their digital literacy skills and increase their broadband adoption.
The Digital Hubs Directory was created to facilitate communities applying for these NBN grants and organizing digital inclusion initiatives. This site provides information about the impact of broadband-based solutions regarding topics ranging from health to education, and home uses to business solutions.
This directory allows NGOs and other organizations to add their best practices and broadband-based successes to the growing list that provides detailed information about and how they impact and support Australia’s NBN