A deep divide

Australia might be a vast country but the roll-out of the NBN is showing just how deep the divide is between “urban” and “rural”. When…

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Are we remote?

Hills dwellers are not strangers to the vagaries of technology – thanks to the terrain we find so beautiful. Many residents have tales of having…

Internet access

There is no doubt that demand is there for more ADSL broadband connections, but what residents of one Hills town can’t understand is why telecommunications giant Telstra won’t upgrade its exchange to meet that need.

Two worlds collide

The Hills is a patchwork region of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ when it comes to mail delivery, mobile telephone reception, accessible, affordable internet access and even digital television reception.