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NealC: I suspect the sentence is from here: http://rdanwq.org.au/files/National_Digital_Economy_Strategy.pdf
Current data indicates that the number of Australians who have never used the internet is higher among those people living in regional and remote areas.
For example, 34 per cent of people from outer regional and remote areas aged 15 and over did not use the internet in 2008–09, compared with only 23 per cent of people i n Australia’s major cities.Data indicates that 29.7 per cent of businesses located outside of capital cities had a web presence, compared with 39.5 per cent of business located in capital cities.
Elements of the Digital Communities and Digital Enterprise initiatives will help address these gaps. Similarly, the telehealth trials
and NBN-enabled tele-education trials will occur in regional areas and allow expertise to be developed locally. In addition, the NBN Regional Legal Assistance Services initiative will promote delivery of legal assistance services and attract and retain staff in selected