Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599048523
  • ISBN-13: 9781599048529
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 988 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explores broadband adoption and the digital divide through a global perspective. Presents research on constructs such as relative advantage, utilitarian outcomes, hedonic outcomes, and service quality. Provides multicultural insight into what factors influence consumers' decisions to adopt broadband.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Broadband Adoption and Diffusion (BAD): A Framework.
2: Africa: South Africa: The Long Walk to Broadband Freedom.
3: Asia: Bridging the Digital Divide through Broadband Deployment.
4: Asia: Broadband Policy, Market Competition, and User Adoption in Taiwan.
5: Asia: ICT Competency of Bangladesh to Face Broadband Diffusion.
6: Asia: Socio-Cultural Interpretations to the Diffusion and Use of Broadband Services in a Korean Digital Society.
7: Asia: Structural Changes and Regulatory Challenges in the Japanese Telecommunications Industry.
8: Australia and New Zealand: Analysis of the Influence of Australia’s Government Policy on Broadband Internet Access.
9: Australia and New Zealand: Broadband for the Mass Market.
10: Australia and New Zealand: Competition, Regulation, and Broadband Diffusion: The Case of New Zealand.
11: Europe: Digital Divide and Broadband Access: The Case of an Italian Region.
12: Europe: Improving Broadband Access in Rural Areas.
13: Europe: Metropolitan Broadband Networks: Design and Implementation Aspects, and Business Models.
14: Europe: Small World: The Irish Broadband Experience.
15: Europe: Social, Political, and Ethical Responsibility in Broadband Adoption and Diffusion: A German Case Study.
16: North America: Competition in Broadband Provision and the Digital Divide.
17: North America: Governmental and Cultural Factors in Broadband Adoption.
18: North America: Regulation and the Deployment of Broadband.
19: Australia: Factors Affecting Broadband Adoption for Mainstream Consumers.
20: Europe: Developing a Dynamic View of Broadband Adoption.
21: Europe: Employing the Content Validity Approach for Improving the Content of the Broadband Adoption Survey Instrument.
22: Europe: Inside the Microcosm: A Case Study of a Wireless Internet Hotspot.
23: Europe: The Uses and Gratifications of Broadband Internet.
24: Middle East: Factors Affecting Attitudes Toward Broadband Adoption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
25: North America: Characteristics of Farm and Rural Internet Use in the United States.
26: South America: Broadband User Behavior Characterization.