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Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies

Richard D. Taylor and Amit M. Schejter

Abstract

This volume not only examines traditional questions about broadband, such as availability and access, but also explores and evaluates new metrics that are more applicable to the evolving technologies of information access. It brings together a group of media policy scholars from a wide range of disciplines including economics, law, policy studies, computer science, information science, and communications studies. It asks questions such as: After broadband access, what next? What role do metrics play in understanding information societies and, more important, in shaping their policies? Beyond c ... More

Keywords: metrics, broadband, information access, information societies, computer science, information science, communications policy, media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251834
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251834.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard D. Taylor, editor
Pennsylvania State University

Amit M. Schejter, editor
Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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Introduction: Numbers That Matter

Richard D. Taylor and Amit M. Schejter

Part I Theory

Chapter 1 Beyond Broadband Access

Catherine Middleton

Chapter 2 Understanding Digital Gaps

Bin Zhang and Richard D. Taylor

Chapter 3 Broadband Microfoundations

Steven Bauer, David Clark, and William Lehr

Chapter 4 Adoption Factors of Ubiquitous Broadband

Sangwon Lee and Justin S. Brown

PART II The Use and Abuse of Data in Information Policy Making

Chapter 11 European Broadband Spending

Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman and Erik Bohlin