“Broadband could lead to digital ghettos, warns SBS”:
FASTER broadband services could actually make ethnic communities more insular by creating “digital ghettos”, SBS has warned.
The multicultural broadcaster expressed its concern about better access to overseas websites in a written submission to a parliamentary inquiry.
“The ubiquitous nature of broadband increases the possible formation of ‘digital ghettos’ among Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities,” it said.
While SBS saw benefits in the National Broadband Network, it also worried that it could give ethnic groups another outlet to “retreat inward” if they felt threatened or vulnerable.
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