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Beyond broadband access : developing data-based information policy strategies

Author: Amit M Schejter; Richard Denny Taylor
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series.; Transportes y comunicaciones (E-libro--2014/09)
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After broadband access, what next? What role do metrics play in understanding "information societies"? And, more importantly, in shaping their policies? Beyond counting people with broadband access, how can economic and social metrics inform broadband policies, help evaluate their outcomes, and create useful models for achieving national goals? This timely volume examines not only the traditional questions about  Read more...
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Beyond broadband access.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013012099
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amit M Schejter; Richard Denny Taylor
OCLC Number: 929720550
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 311 p.) : ill.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: numbers that matter / Richard D. Taylor and Amit M. Schejter --
Theory --
Beyond broadband access : what do we need to measure and how do we measure it? / Catherine Middleton --
Understanding digital gaps : a quartet of empirical methodologies / Bin Zhang and Richard D. Taylor --
Broadband microfoundations : the need for traffic data / Steven Bauer, David Clark, and William Lehr --
Adoption factors of ubiquitous broadband / Sangwon Lee and Justin S. Brown --
Data and modeling challenges in international comparisons / Johannes M. Bauer and Sungjoong Kim --
Data, policy, and democracy / Jorge Reina Schement --
"Rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens" : does democracy count? / Amit M. Schejter --
The use and abuse of data in information policy making --
PHD heal thyself : in search of evidence-based research for evidence-based policy / Eli Noam --
Case studies in results-driven decision making at the fcc / Rob Frieden --
The determinants of disconnectedness : understanding US broadband unavailability / Kenneth Flamm --
European broadband spending : implications of input-output analysis and opportunity costs / Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman and Erik Bohlin --
Using data for policy development : designing a universal service fund for Tanzania / Heather Hudson --
Notes --
Bibliography --
List of contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series.; Transportes y comunicaciones (E-libro--2014/09)
Responsibility: edited by Richard D. Taylor and Amit M. Schejter.

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