Consumer Adoption and Usage of Broadband, 1st Edition

  • Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi
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  • ISBN-10: 1599047853
  • ISBN-13: 9781599047850
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 309 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Advances in telecommunications technologies have exploded into the marketplace. Consumers are offered various methods of access to the Internet and telephony at speeds and bandwidths much higher than only years previously. However, even with the pervasiveness of broadband and high-speed communication technologies, many consumers are not adopting the latest technologies.

Contributing to theory, practice and policy, Consumer Adoption and Usage of Broadband develops a conceptual model for examining consumer adoption, usage and impact of broadband utilizing various construct methodologies, providing a clear window into the rational decisions of potential broadband consumers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Comsumer Adoption and Usage of Broadband: Table of Contents.
1: The United Kingdom Case Study.
2: The Theoretical Underpinning.
3: Introduction to Broadband Adoption and Usage Research.
4: Conceptual Model for Examining Consumer Broadband Adoption, Usage, and Impact.
5: The Methodological Underpinning.
6: Research Methodology.
7: Development of Survey Instrument: Exploratory Survey and Content Validity.
8: Development of Survey Instrument: Confirmatory Survey.
9: The Empirical Underpinning.
10: Empirical Findings: Adoption, Usage, and Impact of Broadband.
11: Comparing the Current and Future Use of Electronic Services.
12: Reflecting Upon the Empirical Findings: Validating the Conceptual Model.
13: The Emerging Issues.
14: Exploring the Role of Broadband Adoption and Socio-Economic Characteristics in the Diffusion of Emerging E-Government Services.
15: Broadband Quality Regulation: Perspectives from UK Users.
16: Conclusion: Contributions, Limitations, and Future Research Directions.
17: The Dutch Case Study.
18: A Longitudinal Study to Investigate Consumer/User Adoption and Use of Broadband in the Netherlands.
19: Broadband in Dutch Education: Current Use, Experiences, and Thresholds.
20: Developing Country Perspectives and Implications.
21: Factors Affecting Consumer Adoption of Broadband in Developing Countries.
22: Implications and Future Trends.
About the Contributors.