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Broadband in rural and remote areas: the impact of Scottish policy initiatives

Whalley, J. and Howick, S.M. (2008) Broadband in rural and remote areas: the impact of Scottish policy initiatives. Working paper. University of Strathclyde. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The ability to participate in the Internet-based economy that is emerging requires access to broadband. However, in many countries, 'digital divides' occur, with those in geographically remote and rural areas being particularly disadvantaged. Through focusing on rural and remote Scotland, the paper identifies three different categories of policy initiatives that have been adopted and their interaction with broader UK and industry wide developments. Whilst these initiatives have encouraged the adoption of broadband, it is argued that UK initiatives are creating a new series of challenges to the adoption of broadband.

    Item type: Monograph (Working paper)
    ID code: 7457
    Keywords: broadband, rural areas, Scottish government, policy, remote areas, Technology (General), Management. Industrial Management, Scotland
    Subjects: Technology > Technology (General)
    Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009 14:11
    Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 13:32
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7457

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