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How we're giving communities an online voice
Digital inclusion ensures all those in our communities who wish to access new technologies and the benefits that digital inclusion brings are able to do so, irrespective of income, ability or disadvantage." - Andrew Mahar Infoxchange Executive Director.
ICT services have assisted in implementing the Wired Communities at various public housing communities across Victoria, allowing affordable access to technology for residents. The electronic Atherton Community Enterprise (or e-ACE) is Infoxchange Australia’s first and longest running digital inclusion project. 800 households on the Atherton Gardens public housing estate in Fitzroy, Melbourne, were wired up and connected to the Internet with a low cost service, allowing affordable access to technology and training. Recent projects have incorporated wireless mesh technology, which has been successfully implemented and coordinated by the ICT team.