The Perceived Impact of Municipal Wireless Broadband Networks on the Digital Divide: A Tale of Five Cities

The Perceived Impact of Municipal Wireless Broadband Networks on the Digital Divide: A Tale of Five Cities

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The single pervasive theme of the 21st century has been decided: bridging the digital divide. A common belief is that simply delivering information and communication technologies (ICT) to communities lacking access to and skilled use of technology will suffice. Often solutions are developed without adequate consultation with the local community, leading to a design-reality gap. This dissertation examines the extent to which the use of ICTs like wireless mesh broadband via government-led deployments can conquer the digital divide.Unfortunately, these families dona#39;t have the hardware capacity necessary to actually access a Wi-Fi network. ... One participant, Subject # PO-6025, is using it and dropped his Comcast account. He said hea#39;s ... He notes: a€œThata#39;s the problem.


Title:The Perceived Impact of Municipal Wireless Broadband Networks on the Digital Divide: A Tale of Five Cities
Author: Julio Angel Ortiz
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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