CSIRO quizzes Coffs Coast residents on the net
CSIRO is carrying out research to better understand the advantages and potential challenges associated with the use of the internet within Australian communities.
This research, commencing this month, aims to identify changes in internet usage over time and how such change relates to various aspects of people's lives.
As part of this project, CSIRO researchers will be inviting people living in regional areas of Australia to participate in one of a number of survey studies.
Coffs Harbour is the first regional areas to be approached.
"The internet is becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of people and we would like to better understand what impact it has, " Colin Griffith the Director of CSIRO's Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation said.
Over a period of several months, a number of householders in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie will be invited to take part in a survey.
The survey will be anonymous and can be completed online or as a paper survey.
The views of people who don't use the internet are equally important and are critical to the research outcomes.
Householders who receive and complete the survey will receive a Coles Voucher worth $20 as thanks for their participation in this research.